Remnant of Benito Mussolini Frozen In Time
Taking a voyage on old country roads in Italy are often boring, unless you are a landscape photographer. Lucky for us Street / photojournalist top photographers there is something more rewarding than just a pretty face. We get to read about history and sometimes if lucky, the people that changed or tried to, introduce a new concept for it’s people, and what they thought would be their inheritance on earth. Sitting on the bench exhausted I sat beneath a painting of National Fascist Party leader Benito Mussolini was identified by Fascists as Il Duce. The building is a rare find. HIs face riddled in bullets express the tragedy of World War Two first fighting the English and Americans in North Africa. Italy quickly surrendered, a part of it’s army turned against the Germans. The lopsided efforts rendered a few villages empty when they attacked Germans.
Jack Humphrey 09/18/2017 9:11Great picture Glenn. Captures the decaying echo of a turbulent, tragic time in history that filled the lives of so many with lingering sadness and trauma. The pock faced image of "the leader" should be an austere reminder of the abyss into which such leaders lead us. But we forget, thanks for the reminder.