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The Typewriter in Rome, Italy

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This typewriter was made for a particular person.

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This typewriter is massive. It’s the biggest typewriter I’ve ever seen in my life.

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This typewriter, unlike other typewriters, is definitely not something people would just ignore.

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This typewriter is hard to miss.

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This typewriter is different than most of its kind in Italy.

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This isn’t your typical typewriter that gets antiquated.

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This typewriter, because of how it is made, will never fade with age.

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This typewriter can be blindingly bright.

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This typewriter goes by the name Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II.

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This typewriter, you may be able to figure out by now, is hated by the Romans.

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That is not because this typewriter can’t actually type or write, but because of its pompous name and presence, its sheer volume, and how differently it was made and designed.

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To avoid calling it by its actual name, the Romans gave it unflattering nicknames such as “The Wedding Cake”, “The False Teeth”, or “The Typewriter”.

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As a tourist, I love this typewriter.

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Last Call …

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Here is more of Rome, Italy …

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Revisiting Rome
Spanish Footstep
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39 replies »

  1. Great photos, Rommell. They remind me our trip last year. When we were there, “The Wedding Cake” was the only name we were told 😉
    Have a great day.

  2. It looks great! Yes they hate it; it takes up too much space and perhaps money to upkeep as well. 🙂 It is nonetheless, an amazing monument that serves as a reminder — one that no-one seems to want to heed there!

    • DUH! 🙃 I feel like going for the cliche that each and every one is unique…. But I’m totally, most definitely, 100%, no doubt about it, utterly and completely unique. 😀

    • Yeah, I knew about it but I didn’t opt to go to the top because of time. And, I knew there are other high places nearby to get a good view of Rome anyways.

  3. Very intriguing. Had my mind thinking “typewriter” (what I used to type on), and with the relation to the photos I was thinking, “where is this going”? 🙂

    Great photos, and what a unique mane for this magnificent monument. I have never been to Europe but really want to someday! 🙂

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