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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

On the eve of the Epiphany (January 5th), Italian children eagerly await the coming of the witch, La Befana, to swoop in on her broom and fill their stockings with either candy (for the good), or lumps of coal (for the bad).

The next day, in Rome’s Piazza Navona, La Befana is celebrated with a festival and market.

For this week’s Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition, Hello Kitty shares space with the 17th Century Fountain of the Four Rivers and an ancient Egyptian obelisk.

Hello Kitty

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  1. What a lovely picture and so well spotted!

    January 26, 2014
    • Thank you! It was so surprising to see Hello Kitty popping up in that grand Roman square. Her worldwide dominance is truly astounding. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      January 27, 2014
      • It is a beautiful contrast. But where there is a lot of people, big brands go ๐Ÿ™‚ I will come back to your blog to look at your travels.

        January 27, 2014
  2. haha a quirky little picture! I enjoyed learning about La Befana, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 27, 2014
    • It was a pretty crazy festival that I had nooo idea about until we visited Rome. That square was PACKED with people!! I almost felt like we were in Asia…except that we were surrounded by Italians of course. :p

      January 27, 2014
  3. Where is this exactly?

    February 1, 2014
    • This is in Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy. Have you been?

      February 2, 2014
      • I used to take the train to Rome all the time. Aweful of me that I didn’t get to see that place. It looks really good. The fountain kind of like the one in Florence.

        February 2, 2014
        • Gahhh, there’s so much to see in Rome, it’s almost impossible to see it all. Just means you’ll have to go back sometime. ๐Ÿ™‚

          February 3, 2014
          • How I wish. I miss it dearly. Two years there really left a part of me.

            February 4, 2014
  4. Very nice ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 3, 2014

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