Borja Fresco Now a Tourist Attraction


Behold, the power of the internet to create a meme and make it huge. An elderly woman’s botched attempt at restoring a fresco by Elías García Martínez  has turned from a weird internet curio into real-world hit. The ruined picture, depicting Jesus crowned with thorns, has spread like wildfire across the web, but it’s also caused a sharp uptick in visitors to the Church of Santuario de la Misericordia and the town of Borja, in Spain:

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  • Margaret

    That altered-ET photo is the wrongest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Yes, I know wrongest isn’t a word, but after seeing that picture, it really should be.

  • Paval

    C’mon…. Another funny meme


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