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Some buildings on the campus of the Università di Sapienza in Rome, Italy. They were built during the fascist era in Italy in the 30s.

I think they fit in quite well with the political ideology of the time because the architecture looks stark and functional at first glance, but is actually suffering from a seriously inflated ego…

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What I really love about Naples, Italy, is that it is a city incredibly rich in history: it begins as a Greek colony in antiquity and goes through centuries of occupation that have left their marks everywhere. Today, Naples is struggling with the poverty and corruption that are common in the south of Italy, unfortunately. Naples has gained dubious publicity through the mountains of trash that rise up on its streets when the mafia-controlled garbage collection decides to punish the Napoletani to get whatever it is they want.

I haven’t been following what has been going on in Naples lately, but last thing I heard, things were picking up a little and a promising new mayor was introducing some changes. Let’s hope for the best: Naples is an amazingly beautiful city, and it needs somebody who will take care of the archeological treasures unearthed every time a new construction site opens.

I don’t actually mind the graffiti in the picture above. Although they looked out of place to me at first, I think they show really well how past and present clash in Naples.

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