Saturday, May 7, 2011

Posters for last weekend's (May Day) big events in Rome

one of many John Paul posters that were all over Rome.  They also had quotations from J.P on them, some of them in the local Roman dialect.

hard to see in this photo but the posters line both sides of the Via Fori Imperiale, large street leading to Coliseum.  View I see most days.

another poster from the side
Last weekend Rome was the site of the beatification of Pope John Paul II, one of a few steps on his way to sainthood. Since the town was invaded by a million (literally) pilgrims, mostly of Polish descent, many Romans, including ourselves, left town. Apparently all went well and these many posters remain on the lamp posts as well as on the buses.

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