He Who Must Not Be A Good Travel Companion

Like the rest of the world, I read the Harry Potter books.  And I saw the movies.  At least once a month, someone tells me I look like Harry Potter (unless I’m in Brazil, where every told me I look like John Lennon).  People say I don’t look like Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who plays Harry Potter, but that I resemble the fictional version of Harry Potter that J.K. Rowling described in the books.  You know, the “authentic” Harry.  So let’s just say I know a thing or two about Harry Potter.  I mean, I look like the guy.  We have a bond.

So imagine my surprise when I’m in Rome, walking around Castel Sant’Angelo, and I come across this bust.  “Whoa,” I said to myself.  “That looks just like my archenemy, Voldemort.”  Now, as I see it, there are three explanations for this statue:

1. Ms. Rowling was inspired to write the books after seeing this bust when visiting Rome and did not think of the concept of Harry Potter on the London Underground like she claims.

2. Voldemort is, indeed, real and was a time traveler who somehow rose up through the ranks of Roman society enough to have a bust made of him.

3. Some ancient looter cut off the statue’s nose to make a buck.
My money’s on Time Traveling Voldemort.

Aug 2011
POSTED BY travelbugrobert

Cities, Europe, Italy, Pictures, Rome


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