Thursday, January 28, 2010

Open wide, say 'Bomaaaaaarzo!'


Has British tennis ace Andy Murray been taking time out from net practice to stroll the cultural pleasure grounds of southern Italy?

The curious gaping cavern that opened in his face on winning the Australian Open this week bore a striking resemblance to the grimacing grotto that graces the Mannerist sculpture park at Bomarzo in Viterbo.

You can fit around fifty tourists in there at any one time.

And the grotto at Bomarzo accommodates around the same number.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great, original comparison! Only one thing to be amended: Bomarzo is in the province of Viterbo, Lazio region, NOT Umbria.

Thanks and best,
E.A.

Tom Flynn said...

Woops! Thanks E.A. Correction noted.
TF