You remember I am sure the horrid statue of John Paul II in front of the Roman main train station.
This just in.
Controversial John Paul statue looks set for makeover
Artist ready to make some alterations
29 August, 16:02
(ANSA) – Rome, August 29 – A statue of the late Pope John Paul II at Rome’s main train station looks set to be modified after causing a wave of disapproval.
Some Romans and tourists think the giant artwork looks more like Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
”That bullet-like head on top, it reminds me of Mussolini,” said Enrico, a 42-year-old computer programmer who commutes from Latina south of Rome.
American tourist Sandra Hillhouse, 24, from Arizona, said: ”I don’t understand it at all. He looks more like one of those weird creatures from Star Trek”.
A station cleaner, Maria Colacelli, 46, added a practical objection to the aesthetic ones.
”That cape will be a magnet for street people. I’ll be sweeping out their beer bottles and trash every morning”.
To which the artist reportedly replied ”If a street person needs a place to sleep and found it under my statue I’d be glad.
I’m surprised people still say such things”.
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