Landmarks That Have Been Destroyed By Tourists

Ecce Homo Fresco (Borja, Spain)

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A fresco of Jesus painted in the Sanctuary of Mercy church in Borja, Spain, in 1930 by Elías García Martínez was wearing away, so amateur art restorer Cecilia Giménez took it upon herself to “fix” it. The result was compared to a “blurry potato” and a “monkey.” Though at first the “restoration” of the minor work seemed like a disaster, the hilarious result has caused a tourist boom and led to brisk sales of all sorts of souvenirs.