The other morning when I arrived at the office was so funny when my workmate Mayuco asked me: have you heard about the fresco restauration in a church of Spain?
What? No I haven´t heard anything! That´s true that when I am living abroad I used to disconnect of everything!
Here is the thing: An old woman wanted to help to restore the old and high value fresco of the church of her village but she was just an amateur painter, so the poor woman tried but the result was kind of surprising. Jesus Christ doesn´t look like Jesus Christ anymore… he looks like a monkey, a grizzly bear or some stranger super funny animal but not a religious figure, not at all!
But a naive mistake turned into an international boom! Vancouver is so far away for Spain and it appears here in the newspapers and in the newscast so I can´t imagine the revolution in Spain.
Now there is a lot of merchandising around this topic: t-shirts, cup, hats and with a lot of differnt versions!
I am pretty sure that the problem was that the woman was trying to restore the fresco but looking the wrong picture!
She was so sad for the final result! It wasn´t her intention! But what she has done it´s the best advertising ever for the tourism of her village! So yes probably the village has lost an old fresco but they will win a lot of new visitors just to see the new attraction!
What about you? Do you know some funnies errors that make some place famous for that?
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