Monday, April 18, 2011

Fascist Era Post Office

Fascist era Post Office, Palermo (on Via Roma)
This menacingly brutal structure on Via Roma in Palermo stands out like a sore thumb and is impossible to miss as you walk down one of Palermo's main streets.  The building is so imposing, large and heavy that it screams "fascism", and it's style is unmistakable.  If you have ever been in an Italian post office, then you will understand the irony of having the post office in this kind of building.  Palermo, like many Italian cities, boasts an excellent collection of buildings and sites that chronicle all periods of Italian history, even the ugly ones.

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