Artistic self-expression — Retail edition

This is a serranda (pl. serrande). It’s kind of like a metal gate and shopkeepers use it to stop miscreants from pulling off heists and other felonious capers of an evening. This particular serranda makes me sad because it means my favourite granita spot is closed for the summer (but only for a few days more!). IMG_1054Usually, the serrande around Rome look like this.

Your typical Roman serranda, complete with obligatory phallic symbol.

Your typical Roman serranda, complete with obligatory phallic symbol.

But lately they’ve started to look like this.

Mattress store

Mattress store

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Herbal cosmetics

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Kids’ shoe store

And this.

Copy shop. That's my copy guy and his much beloved bulldog.

Copy shop. That’s my copy guy and his much beloved bulldog.

Pretty great, eh?

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One response to “Artistic self-expression — Retail edition

  1. Cool, and it seems to stop the grafitti people.

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