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PPAC: Sant’Angelo 6

Here it is, the final part of my fairy-tale town series. It is a special place, especially if you have kids but adults will be entertained as well. Thank you for all the joy, Sant’Angelo di Roccalvecce!

This is a town that clearly knows what it is doing. In 2017 they started with the first 12 murals. For example both Alice in Wonderland and the Little Match Girl were among the first and yet they still seem brand new, as well as Fairies of Avalon and Hansel and Gretel, which are both on display in this final post.

One of the original twelve was also the mural on the left in the photo below which I must repeat because I didn’t get it at the time of posting (in part 4). My caption was:

“I forget my stories. Is the child on the left with the snake and the orange cat already a part of Peter Pan?”

Have a look:

The orange cat is not a cat but a fox… And the rose? The snake? The stars? It’s The Little Prince!

Several new murals are added every year and they have crossed number 40 by now. And this is not the end.

When I passed this blank wall surrounded by all these murals in the end of September, I had a vision. And look, I found this yesterday on their FB site. It’s the same wall! And it’s getting done! I knew it!!

Now I see that there are several murals that I have missed or they weren’t done yet when I was there. The 7 Dalmatians are so cute! Clearly I will have to return. I missed Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, and I think that Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz wasn’t done yet either when I was there. So many reasons to come back.

And here it is, the final part. Thank you for strolling with me in this wonderful fairy-tale land full of surprises and wonders.

Murals in this series – previous five parts and this one:

  • Part 1: Pinocchio (2x), The Bottle Neck, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • Part 2: Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Around the World in 80 Days.
  • Part 3: The Sword in Stone, The Jungle Book, Toy Soldiers, The Ugly Duckling, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, The Tree of the Pencils (?).
  • Part 4: Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, dwarfs, Peter Pan, The Little Prince, Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Part 5: The Fox and the Grape, A Little Match Girl, Don Quixote (big and small), Thumbelina, Beauty and the Beast, Town Musicians of Bremen.
  • This one, part 6: Hansel and Gretel, Pocahontas, Don Quixote (again), Puss in Boots, Fairies of Avalon, Mary Poppins.

For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Cee at Cee’s Photo Challenges

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

55 thoughts on “PPAC: Sant’Angelo 6

  1. An absolute treasure you have found here, Manja ~ Sant’Angelo is a perfect fantasy world to explore, seeing the artistry of the people and brightening the day. You’ve also captured the fun and excitement of the people and place ~ beautiful series. You clearly enjoyed your time, and wonderful for you to share with us all.

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    1. Thank you, Randall! 🙂 I’m glad it comes across, my joy at discovering the secrets of this place. I could stay there much longer. There was so much more on display than I had expected. Lovely that I had your company.


    1. Ah, yes, Claudia, in this case I’m extra happy that I could share it with you, all my discoveries of these beautiful pieces. I was read and read myself lots of fairy tales as well. But it was Pippi Longstocking who was my favourite. Thank you!

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  2. I enjoyed those so much, thank you Manja! You are so funny with trying to discover them all, and reluctant to miss others. You make me feel it with you. I love the fairies best and whomever painted Mary Poppins did such a beautiful job of it. I love that photo of amore in skates! ha!

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    1. Thank you, Crystal. Imagine my disbelief when he told me he used to practice ice-skating. 😀 I’m glad you can feel with me. ❤ Again, it's the most I could hope for. That's why I like to share my feelings with wild abandon.

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  3. Manja, I can’t say that you saved the best for last because they have all been fabulous, but These adorable murals. Mary Poppins and the little girl are so sweet. I have loved every photo, Manja. What in the world are you going to do next?

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    1. Thank you, Marsha! 🙂 This was the perfect series for your challenge. And you raise a good question. I haven’t seen a single new piece of art since that day, I believe, but I’ve got plenty in my archives. I’ll manage. 🙂

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