The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il Brutto e il Cattivo)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il Brutto e il Cattivo)

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Like the title of the spaghetti western by Sergio Leone that made Clint Eastwood a star, there are all of these things in Italy. While the adjectives are in a different order in the Italian title for some reason we’ll go with the English version. So I just selected some random photographs to illustrate the point. First the good.

Statue along via Saragozza where I am staying. Just an ordinary statue like many scattered around the city. The netting is to keep the pesky pigeons away.

Another statue thingie not far from the madonna. Again just everyday stuff.

Now the bad.

OMG MacDonalds in the very center of Bologna. Always crowded. I don’t know why, maybe it’s the draw of Americanness. 

I’m including Gianluca. Sort of a joke since he’s really a good friend and I enjoy his company. However he’s the only admirer of Trump that I’ve ever met here so to preserve our friendship we have an agreement to NEVER talk politics. Except of course if he changes his view  of Mr. T. Hmm. I just noticed a flaw in the photo in the area of his nose. I don’t know what happened there.

And now for the ugly.

Someone (probably an Italian) is really not too happy with their country. It does seem that everyone loves their country but hates the government.

If you’ve ever visited Italy you know that graffiti is just a fact of life. There’s no sense complaining since that’s just the way it is. At least this stuff is in a little traveled street.

Well, that’s all for today folks. Art and, yes, graffiti is everywhere in Italy so you have to take it all together just as in the title of this blog.


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