9/11 remembered

«Well let me tell you something. There’s a big difference between a country in which the flag is waved only by hooligans in a stadium and a country where it’s waved by the entire population. Waved, for example, by indomitable workers who dig in the ruins to come up with an ear or nose of the creatures slaughtered by the sons of Allah.
The truth is that America is a special place, my friend. A country to envy, to be jealous of, for reasons that have nothing to do with wealth et cetera. It’s special because it was born out of a need of the soul, the need to have a homeland, and out of the most sublime idea that Man has ever conceived: the idea of liberty, or rather of liberty married to the idea of equality. It’s special also because the idea of liberty wasn’t fashionable at the time. Nor was the idea of equality.» – ORIANA FALLACI, Anger and Pride.

united colors of benetton

Genova, 14 agosto 2018

Every time I was driving over this bridge, last time not later than two months ago, I was just wondering how was it possible! The bridge was constantly undergoing maintenance, the structure was in a horrible condition, the deck and the railings were totally rusty, the corrosion was evident and everywhere. Every time I was so happy to drive safe across the bridge and to live in France. This is Italy 2018, rusty inside and outside and slowly crushing down. Switch off! Photo: © aerodinamica