November 04, 2011

November 4th in Lucca

Today is the day Italians commemorate the end of WWI. Around the corner, a brass band plays patriotic music, and speeches are being made.

It’s raining. The red tile roofs and the golden trees are a dramatic contrast to the grey sky. Very beautiful. The anthemic music, the handsome uniforms, the solemn faces and the picture perfect architecture of a Tuscan town are like a scene from a movie- an evocative foreign film starring no one in particular, just people who ride bikes through the piazzas, stop to remove their hats and continue to the alimantari to buy groceries.

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