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:
Borja Fresco Now a Tourist Attraction
August 28, 2012 by Thomas L. McDonald
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