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Danger! – Pericolo di Morte

Posted on Jan 19, 2009 | 7 comments

“Don’t touch the wires. Danger of death.” Doesn’t that kind of make you want to touch the wires? Human nature is a weird thing. These signs hang by the Batteria Nomentana overlooking the tangenziale. I’ve wanted to photograph them for awhile so waited until about an hour before sunset on Saturday to get good light. And yes, I realize it might be boring to see the same thing from so many angles, but I couldn’t choose! For those of you who don’t know, the tangenziale is a giant circular highway that rings around Rome (many other large Italian cities have them as well). This allows you quick access to different parts of the city without having to go down through the center. The bottom photo shows a train pulling into Stazione Nomentana with the off ramp to the tangenziale crossing above.

I’m not the only one who’s posted photos of these signs or similar ones, so I give a shout out to my fellow morbid photographers:

Soverato News
Chiara Dam via Flikr
Schoella via Panoramio
The Swiss get in on the act! From hugovk via Flikr

I want to say thank you to Lulu from Calabrisella Mia for asking me some questions about the blog and posting our interview on her fantastic blog. Go over there and check it out!


  1. I think they are trying to tell you something.

  2. Babooshka – Do you think? Should I touch them, do you think anything will happen? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Arzach – Grazie per il commento. Anche le tue foto sono belle. Volevo sempre viaggiare in Asia. Complimenti!

  3. Jessica,
    First of all thanks for submitting my blog to Rich’s Leggnet project. Was a pleasant surprise.

    Now these signs and wire fence do look menacing … And your angle takes make them more prominent. Always admire your works.

  4. Eki – My pleasure! Always nice to have a chance to share some of the sites I like with others.

  5. This is such a very cool set! I don’t know which one I most like. The light is just amazing!

  6. jessica purtroppo viagiarein asia รจ anche il mio sogno e purtroppo le foto onsono le mie ma di un mio amico ..che invio tantissssimo ๐Ÿ™‚
    ciao arzach

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