Thursday, January 29, 2009

Erased love


Yesterday, as I was walking along Via Cappello when I saw a "different scene" inside the hallway that leads to the little courtyard of Juliet's house. Not the usual groups of people taking pictures marvelling at the sight of the famous balcony,  but this little scaffolding and two guys working on the hallway right wall.
They were scrubbing the graffiti after having removed a thick layer of tiny paper notes attached to the wall with a chewing-gum... (some people are civil enough to use tape or a post-it).

The hallway is so thick with lovers names and hearts that it oozes with love... 
Within a few days of work the walls will be cleaned and painted but they will remain immaculate only for a few hours and the graffiti process will start all over again.
 

7 comments:

Babooshka said...

I have only heard of this but never seen it. I hadn't realised there was just so many names.

nobu said...

I think that job (cleaning) is very hard.

This is a imprssive photo.

Vogon Poet said...

Impressive! I'd like to know if it works. Not the cleaning, the writing...

Saretta said...

That's an interesting phenomenon, but still...it's graffiti. Graffiti on a historical building, even if it is love-related, leaves me a bit perplexed.

lunarossa said...

Love or not love, I think this is awful on a historical building. What about love of art and respect for public building then? The culprits should be fined (if caught, of course!). Ciao. A.

Lost in Sicily said...

I love this graffiti! I vote for leaving it (meaning no disprect for the building of course, but aren't those layers of colors and words amazing???) For me this might be a form of public art!

Ming the Merciless said...

A clean slate is needed for new lovers to leave their message. :-)

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