Tourists Head to Spain to See Botched Restoration

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Tourists are flocking to Bojira, a small town in Spain, to see a botched restoration of a painting.

The Ecce Homo , located in the Sanctuary of Mary Church, received international attention this summer after amateur painter Cecilia Gimenez unsuccessfully attempted to restore it.

However, the failed attempt may be doing more good than harm. Tourism has increased by a significant rate in Bojira.

"Usually in mid October we get about 20 visitors a day during the week," Jose Maria Aznar, custodian for the church, said. "Now, its 150. And on the weekends, we're getting up to 1500 visitors. Everyone is really happy with what's going on."

The fresco has found popularity on the internet as well.

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I'm glad you have the blog going. You should keep it going. You don't want to lose the points, and it will help your news writing. You also need to space out your entries through the week. If you do them all on Sunday, many will only get half points.

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