Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Christopher Columbus

embodies confusion, conflict and controversy.
here we have what is claimed to be the house 
Christopher Columbus was born in.
though, no one knows if he was even born in Genoa, or when, 
or if his name really was Colon or Colombe.
critics claim this to be one of the 
biggest tourist traps in Genoa. 
(and some random guy who would not move)

12 comments:

Carver said...

Great idea and good C words to go along with Christopher Columbus. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

Luna Miranda said...

interesting. great post for C.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent photo and great post for ABC ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

JM said...

There's a great novel about Columbus and the Discoveries, it's called 'Codex 632' and it was written by a Portuguese journalist. If you like the subject I recomend you this book, once it's translated in English.

Roger Owen Green said...

or whether he discovered America - there's some dispute about that from the Vikings (not to mention the folks already there!)
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Emille said...

Haha, I like Roger's comment above:) Especially all the Native(Americans) who were already living on this continent.

RedPat said...

Some people are stubborn!

Joy said...

It looks small, no wonder he wanted to travel across the oceans under large skies. I like the shape.

Hildred and Charles said...

Great choice, - enjoyed the picture, and perhaps the man who would not move away felt he was adding something for posterity.

Ann said...

Well it is an interesting looking house no matter if its authinic.
Ann

chubskulit said...

Clever choice! Catching up with ABC.

C is for...
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

PS.. COMMENTS makes me happy!

biebkriebels said...

Ha, ha, I have seen this too. I didn't believe either he really was born there. Italian people make their own history sometimes. Nice guy there, did you sent him your photo?

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