Very ugly event occurred on the morning of July 12 in Naples, Italy. A fire, which broke out in the early hours of dawn, completely incinerated the "Venus of Rags," the work of contemporary art created by Michelangelo Pistoletto.
The work had been unveiled on June 28 and represented "the humanity of today, called to express its best side," to quote the words used by the artist himself.
The burning obviously melted the statue and destroyed the clothes and rags that adorned it. The origin of the fire is not yet known, but arson is speculated.
The rags symbolized waste or refuse, which Venus has the power to regenerate.
It may have been caused by thawing permafrost that the heavy detachment of material (more than one million cubic metres of rock that created a landslide of 2 kilometres, about 35,000 square metres) that affected Austria's Fluchthorn mountain. half of its peak (3,398 metres above sea level) is now gone.
The event occurred precisely in the municipality of Galtur, which lies between the region of Tyrol and Vorarlberg (Swiss canton of Graubünden) on 11 June. In the first minutes it was feared that some people had been left under the debris deposit, and all the local authorities took part in the search, also coordinated by a dedicated team of geologists.
The damage is also extensive, probably around one million euros. Now the main objective will be to clear the roadway and rebuild the entire structure, securing the mountain.
From Feb. 24 to 28 in the Thai city of Pattaya takes place Pattaya International Kite on The Beach.
Lots of kites, colorful and of different sizes, fly in the sky, fascinating thousands of tourists who arrive to enjoy this spectacle. It is a spectacle that continues even after sunset, as many kites are equipped with LED lights that illuminate the sky.
Although the kite festival is completely free of charge, the event is able to generate an income of more than $4 million, a valuable aid to the local economy.