Man at the EUR

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by Marcos H

Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR), was commissioned by Mussolini. The site was used as a set by Bertolucci for his 1970 Il Conformista. He used the fascistic architecture to symbolize the overwhelming power of the State over Man. The massive Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana is arguably the most representative building of this style. Behind it are stairs that look like an Aztec Pyramid. I was lying down on the grass with my fellow traveler when I saw this man, all by himself, cleaning the stairs. This scene captures the fascist architecture rationale to overwhelm Man with the State's Power.

Location: Rome, Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR)

 

More Sense of Place Entries »

 
  1. The Grid

    By David Haltom

  2. A sunset hailstorm over Beckwith Ranch, Westcliffe, Colorado

    By David Haltom

  3. timeless

    By alex rapada

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities




Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!