Another gallery full of murals from the peripheral district Tor Marancia in Rome, Italy!
Click here for Part I!
The first mural titled “Welcome to Shanghai” is located next to Vhils’ near the Tor Marancia/Arcadia bus station. The piece is by Chinese artist Caratoes and it depicts a four-eyed Chinese Opera mask holding an origami version of the Roman she-wolf.
Tor Marancia used to be a village with little houses, shared bathrooms and small vegetable gardens. At that time this suburb was nicknamed Shanghai – allegedly because of the frequent floodings and extreme poverty.
Next mural is one of my favorite in this district – it is a piece by the Italian artist Mr. Klevra titled “Saint Mary of Shangai”. Saint Mary of Shanghai has been a fictional patron of the neighborhood back when Tor Marancia used to be a village.
And today’s last mural “Elisabetta” is by French artist Philippe Baudelocque. According to the Iphone app StreetArtRoma, the hand is a symbol of mankind and belongs to Elisabetta Pedriacci who lives in the building on the second floor.
I highly recommend downloading this app if you want to take a break from the magnificent historical sights of Rome and see some street art. The only disadvantage is that it doesn’t work offline, however, you can still plan your trip from a trattoria/pizzeria/gelateria using the WiFi. (Or simply walk around the city with no plans and by chance come across some nice street art.)
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