Saturday, July 17, 2010

SPQR: Car Sharing

Today I saw SPQR on the back of a Fiat Panda in Trastevere. It is part of the fleet of "Car Sharing" vehicles that now dot the city of Rome.

Io Guido means "I drive."
On the car door is a stylized rendition of the
Piazza Campidoglio designed my Michelangelo.


This sign shows the other “car sharing” locations
throughout the city of Rome.

SPQR
Senatus Populusque Romanus
"The Senate and the People of Rome"
It originally referred to the government of the ancient Roman Republic, and used as an official signature, appearing on coins, civic inscriptions, and on the standards of the Roman legions. Today, SPQR is the motto of the city of Rome and appears in the city's coat of arms, the city's civic buildings, manhole covers, billboards and even as car sharing vehicles!

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