Graffitti & "Urban Decorum" in Venice

The assault on "indecorum" (and usually that of the tourists) continues in Venice...

This time, the city has graffitti writers in its sights... and, after seeing some of the culprits' handiwork at "Og's Odd Chronicles of Venice" at the beginning of this month here, who would blame them, you may ask?

Actually, in this case, it's the Venetians who aren't totally enthusiastic!

Take a look at last week's headline from Il Gazzettino newspaper (translation mine):

"Urban Decorum - The City Warns: He who dirties the walls risks prison... even those who write 'I love you'"!

Ah, you've got to love Italians... they're so romantic!!

(And I thought it was just an American south thing... You know, as in Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck if you've ever had to climb a water tower with a bucket of paint to defend your sister's honor!")

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