2000 years of culture meet here in a wink. With the backdrop of the round Castel Sant’Angelo and the Ponte Sant’Angelo -better known as the Bridge of Angels-, African Immigrants try to make a buck by quickly placing their goods on the curb.
Fake Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton are sold for the actual usability value and not for the marketing value, about a hundred times more.
Though it is nice to see that some poor people can make some money from the ridiculous marketing activities of these brands and other poorer people can also buy one of these bags too if they want, it is sad to see how culture has changed in 2 millennia. Is this progress, where the art of sculpting and architecture & building – both without any motorised tools – has been replaced by the craving for branded goods and the creating & selling of cheap fakes to still that hunger?