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2009-09-16

Pope behind bars

Pope Benedictus XVI in street art mode. Found at the façade of the formerly Katarina Västra school gymnasium from 1881 (destroyed in a fire in 2003). Plans are still on to make it into a hamam, a Turkish bath.

Östgötagatan (map) 6 September 2009

14 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Will they keep the Pope then?

Hilda said...

I might get bopped on the head by my friends, but I find this really funny!

Tinsie said...

This is really good! Any idea who painted it?

Mo said...

What a good idea

B SQUARED said...

Well, a Pope has to bathe too.

arabesque said...

lol, pope + bath = curious... ^-^
pope + behind bars = cool art!

JM said...

Both title and capture are super cool! :-) Great post, Per!

Halcyon said...

Hee! Maybe that's where he belongs? ;)

Peter Fristedt said...

@Tinsie: It's not painted, it's some kind of paper glued to the building. I have no idea who's behind it, but it's cool.

Jacob said...

Peak a pope a boo!

Steffe said...

It's a good one.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Interesting statement, great find! I like political street art.

Dinge said...

saw that on gatukonst once. http://vimeo.com/4802987

Peter Fristedt said...

Thank you Dinge! I loved the video! I wonder if they commissioned the police van at the end, or if it just was a coincidence. Everybody, watch the 4 minute video!

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