La Citta, Roma
Graffiti in the Trastevere district in support of the city and region of Lazio. Interestingly Lazio has been wiped and a swastika amended. Wherever you find graffiti in support of AS Roma you seem to find swastika added by Roma’s rivals Lazio to goad their rivals tradition of support from working class and Jewish area’a of the city
#Roma #Lazio #Graffiti #VSCOCam
Anti-Immigration graffiti on a wall the Prati district close to the Vatican City conflicts to the posters in support of a free Palestine
#Graffiti #Roma #FreePalestine
Pilgrims and Tourists queue to take their places in Piazza San Pietro for Pope Francesco’s weekly address as locals make their way to work
#Roma #Vatican #PopeFrancesco
A makeshift sign hangs on the wall next to a small Pizzeria in the district of Monti.
#Roma #Monti #Pizzeria
© Darrell K Morris
Apologies in advance to any Scottish people reading this post who may be offended by such stereotypical imagery of their country. I just about reigned in my instinct to post a photo of the exterior of the Tunnock’s Factory in Uddingston.
In the last few days as we have headed towards today’s Independence Referendum the mainstream media, especially south of the border have dealt solely in stereotypes against the YES campaign. Mainly crude and blinkered attitudes to Scottish Nationalism and Independence being portrayed as merely Anti-English and sensationalist headlines after minor damage to NO campaign billboards or heckling of Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.
What we have seen over the last couple of weeks and since the polls showed a narrowing gap between the two campaigns and the very real possibility of an Independent Scotland has been a strange solidarity between right-wing tabloids and Liberal broadsheets, Bankers, Energy Company CEOs, most of the Political Establishment in Westminster and even the Spanish government who have warned against independence and gave they’re backing to the Union. That most of these people oversaw and conducted illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, brought on the biggest global recession in a hundred years and continues to allow major corporations and multi-millionaires to pay no tax while belittling and patronising the poorest in our society it makes the NO campaign look pretty distasteful, insular, elitist and backward looking as it invokes memories of the British Empire that has no relevance in our modern multi-ethnic country.
The YES campaign despite it’s heckling of politicians and minor vandalism has shown itself to be a campaign that has celebrated it’s country’s heritage but isn’t defined by it. The scenes of rally’s with crowd’s in their thousands across Scotland with supporters from a variety of backgrounds, ages, class, ethnicity is showing a new modern country that has nothing in common or wants anything to do with the political, financial, media establishments and Monarchy down in London, just the opportunity to create they’re on laws and establish a more positive democratic process and country.
I truly envy the Scottish people today. The opportunity to defy and defeat the institutions that have held them and many parts of England back for centuries can be wiped away with a cross written on a ballot paper.
Cavour Part Ii, Roma
Cavour Part I, Roma
Among The Columns, Roma
Shadows In Piazza San Pietro, Roma
On a nondescript wall in Monti sits a plaque commemorating the many deaths of locals, nomads and Jews during the Nazi occupation the eternal city. Roughly translated as :
the municipality of Rome the work nomads and the Jewish community put a lasting memory of the Sinti and Roma which together with the Jews perished in the death camps at the hands of the genocidal barbarism of Nazi-Fascism. Because this story is not repeated more, not to forget for the brotherhood among all people.