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photoblog image Echo from the past.
Echo from the past.|

Echo from the past.

Alberobello. Iron manhole cover from the Mussolini era. Most fascist symbols have been erased, but this cover shows the bundle of sticks with axe, the emblem on the flag of National Fascist Party.

comments (6)

  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 15 May 2011, 11:21
we all pass them, but never seem to stop at them
John Prior: Thanks Chantal, although some of them are very interesting.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 15 May 2011, 15:37
really nice textures here.
John Prior: Thanks Otto
Well noticed John, you obviously know some Italian history.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, with a little help from the guide smile
What a neat find! Makes for a neat photo with the shapes and pattern.
John Prior: Thank you T, they can vary so much from province to province and country to country.
Nice find John. The bundle of sticks emblem originated in Imperial Rome I read the other day.
John Prior: Thanks Graeme, that makes sense, as the fascists modelled a lot of their ideas on the success and culture of ancient Rome.
Well seen, a resurgence of a dark moment of history.
Have a nice day.

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