March, a couple of tourists were caught carving their initials in the Roman
Colosseum, then taking a selfie as evidence of their cleverness.
latest act of selfie-inspired stupidity took place in Cremona when another
couple of tourists shattered part of a 3 century old sculpture while – you
guessed it – taking a selfie.
pair climbed atop the
Statue of the Two Hercules, a sculpture in
the Loggia dei Militi depicting 2 Hercules statues framing a coat of arms.
Clearly not understanding the fragility of Enlightenment-era marble, the 2
ignorant clowns put their weight on the work, knocking the crown to the floor,
where it shattered.
work, which sat atop the old city gates for centuries, is considered “the
emblem of Cremona," and local authorities are anything but amused as they
consider what to do with the pair of tourists, whose identities have not been