Saturday, June 18, 2011

2011 Italian Week Celebrating Italy's 150 years of Unification (IMG00224)

Here is the big-top under which the locals are dancing to the band's heart-thumping music.

Do you know that 2011 is the 150th birthday of modern Italy? Before unification, the "boot" was divided with different waring factions/empires/kingdoms centred around Rome, Florence, Siena, etc. And of course, further back in time, there was the Great Roman Empire that occupied at one point, all of present-day Europe, much of North Africa and part of the Middle East.

Empires rise and fall. The peoples remain the same. Some emigrate. The culture lives on.

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the inner space said...

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing all those who opposed them.


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