I'm thinking he's not showing anyone his leg but those beautiful golden boots. <3San Rocco, pray for us to never give up our jornada por el camino Real.
The statue depicts Rocco (Roch) revealing the sores (wounds) from the plague that he contracted while caring for Black Death victims in France and Italy in the late 1300's. It has nothing to do with travel any more than it has to do with unsophisticated disrespect.
Please comment with charity and avoid ad hominem attacks. I exercise the right to delete comments I find inappropriate. If you use your real name there is a better chance your comment will stay put.