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...but not in the way that he wants.

Today, while walking the grounds of the Giardini Biennale in Venice, Italy, I saw anti-Bush protest graffiti.  Moments later, I came upon an "official" artistic protest that appears to be part of Italy's submission to the 10th International Architecture Exhibition.  

Photos on the flip.

Photos taken on the morning of May 14 in the eastern part of the Castello district of Venice.

Paradiso: Bush+Blair, Terror+Fear

Talia: Admit Nothing, Blame Everyone

Money: Pretend things are going as planned
(Can anyone translate the Italian?)

Power: God is on my side; He told me so
You make history when you do business
No questions, No doubt, Go it Alone

Originally posted to ksb on Sun May 14, 2006 at 08:18 AM PDT.

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  •  Talia is actually Italia -- which is, of course, (1+ / 0-)
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    Potere means power.

    Thanks for the diary.

    Well, Mark, the President has worked to elevate the discourse in this town.
    -- Scott McClellan 5/17/2005

    by coloradobl on Sun May 14, 2006 at 08:24:28 AM PDT

    •  Talia and B5 (0+ / 0-)

      When I first walked toward the building, "Talia" was all that I could see.  I knew that the whole word was "Italia," but the combination of seeing "Talia" and the Psi Corps-like slogan ("The Corps is mother, the Corps is father.") below it made me think of Talia Winters from Babylon 5.  That's why I shot it that way.

      The common Psi Corps "slogans" are:
         "The Psi Corps is your friend. Trust the Corps."
         "We Are Everywhere For Your Convenience."
      These slogan are both interesting and scary given the NSA phone records news that broke right after I left for vacation.

  •  GREAT SHOTS (1+ / 0-)
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  •  Barbara Kruger (0+ / 0-)

    Discussion of the piece here.

    The particular slogan you asked about is "You make history when you do business" (passi alla storia se fai affari). She is known for "I shop therefore I am".

    Presumably all of the slogans on the facade were written originally in English and translated to provide a bilingual piece.

  •  Nifty pictures (0+ / 0-)

    thanks for the catch

    "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is."

    by Wee Mama on Sun May 14, 2006 at 03:20:23 PM PDT

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