One of the younger citizens obviously wanted to make me feel welcome so they adorned this wall with my name! Okay they spelt it with only one B but I still think it was a nice gesture.
"We respect the past, live in the present and anticipate the future."
The slogan for a company renovating one of the old villas in the historic centre of town near the Sforza Fortress.
"Pure breeds are pretty but mongrels are better."
A great poster for a dog show for Heinz 57s only - none of those snotty show dogs allowed.
This note to "Alice" was written on the side wall of the Teatro Rossini. At first Laurent and I had a good laugh - it seemed like an elaborate farewell note to an unrequited love. However when we read it more closely it almost sounded like a suicide note. I wish my Italian were good enough to grasp the subtleties. Odd to say the least and ultimately unsettling.
And on a similarly somber note this memorial is to the people from Pesaro - some of them children - who died in the war of Liberation at the end of the World War II. The north of Italy was a hot bed of anti-fascism and under Il Duce dissidence was dealt with harshly. Mass hangings were a common sight in the waning days of the Regime.
26 agosto - San Allesandro