Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Italians Do It Better

Spied in a restaurant in Monopoli along with "Spaghetti with Black Cock", but I couldn't keep the camera still from all our sniggering.

This enigmatic castle (Castel Del Monte) was built in the 12th century in the middle of nowhere and apparently serves no real purpose; defensive or even residential! King Friedrich the Second was just showing off his money and architectural skills! There is a hint that it could have been related to the stars and astrology, but no one knows for sure.
Anyways, check out the beautiful & old graffiti text I found near to the front entrance.

Tomaselli, 1780

Paolocci, 1897

Jacobbi, 1845

Regano-Carlo, 1912

O. Riccardo, 1753 (Love the ornamental accessories!)

This pic was taken in a tiny town called Pugliano A Mare known for its high cliff divers. To my complete surprise there was a graff supply shop in the town's old city centre! Does anybody know what the guy used to get this effect on the wall? It was fibrous and created a really interesting effect.

UPDATE: Thanks to Kai and Ektopia for letting me know that the effect above is produced with Montana's Spider Spraycan.


kai said...

spider web cans brosef

Ekt said...

Yup. Montana Spider


Selph said...

Thanks bredren!

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