When in Rome
I’d been reading about this stencil both on 06blog and Eternally Cool when I finally passed it last week with my friends. What I immediately noticed was the hand by JBRock (you will remember I posted photos of the hand near by Borghese a few weeks ago). Perhaps he was “marking his territory” against a foreign street art invader? Who knows? What really interests me is that JBRock’s stencil has been torn down enough to reveal the centurion again. If you think about it, it’s kind of funny. People’s stencils, posters, etc getting ripped down/covered up all the time. Is it just because it’s a centurion and kind of cool symbol of Rome that people want to leave it alone? Either way, I think it’s kind of cool this way because it looks like the hand is eating his head.
Check out the Eternally Cool link for a lot of good info on the stencil, including a cool video Above made while doing it. Also, Above’s site is quite cool and he does stuff all over the world.
I’m back in Rome and I must say, though Paris was nice, it’s really true that every time I’m gone from Rome, I can’t wait to get back. I can’t stand being in a place where I literally know none of the language, it’s so odd and uncomfortable and makes me appreciate all the more knowing Italian and also just the general craziness of this city.
By the way, check out this cool list of 15 Expat blogs put together by Boots N’ All Travel. I’m honored to be included in a list with such great people!