Viterbo – Miscellaneous

This time our welcome comitee is constituted by this lovely dog!

But we can find strange animals everywhere.

Then, of course I have been intrigued by some Lamps.

Clocks

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…and the overall atmosphere:

The symbol of the city is a lion but also palm trees, this is why Palermo came to my mind at every step we took.

Homesick is always behind the corner, this is why I definitely need to come back to Sicily!

30 thoughts on “Viterbo – Miscellaneous

  1. Splendid. Again. Italy is magnificent… πŸ™‚ Ma! BellΓ­sima… πŸ˜‰
    (Are you from Sicily)
    How’s the situation in Italy with the Coronavirus? No panic yet?

    1. No, I am from Rome but I used to live there 10 years ago. I deeply fell in love with Sicily and I still miss it.
      The situation is out of control in terms of panic, that means that I can enjoy empty streets and beaches as much as I want. How ignorant people can beπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈI am only sorry for the tourism. This is craziness. They are treating a simple flu like a pandemic and mortal disease

      1. I like Sicily. We went once, a long time ago, but it was very pleasant. And yes, tourism is going to suffer a lot. Maybe it’s time to go to Venezzia and enjoy the place without hordes of tourists.
        Oh. But you are in tourism, right? How’s this affect your job situation?

        1. It’s a huge mess! I am working on line at the moment but I am longing to come back to hotels. I am also doing interviews but my nationality is not helping! Let’s keep the fingers crossed!

    1. I think I am one of the few that are invaded by panic in this moment! I have much more possibilities to die in a car crash than get this virus. It can be lethal but only for aged people already overwhelmed by other diseases. Luckily that I have studied statistics when I was youngπŸ˜‚πŸ’ͺ

      1. Stas now? How nice. (Used stats most of my professional life, as a market researcher). You’re right. The odds are not that bad. But the press rarely prints the right info. You have to read between the lines.
        What I find interesting is that no-one (politicos) seems to have anticipated. Here? Mexico? No masks. France? Little Macron is so busy screwing up he did not order masks in December… Tsss… Many times I think that if, as professionals, we did half the stupidities politicians do daily, we would be fired on the spot.

        1. I have studied political sciences at the University and I had one exam on stats. You know that subject far better than me as you used it for your job, so I am you understand better than me the implications of this situation πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ then, how strange that you mention it, I was talking to a recruitment agency some hours ago and they told me just this, tgat most of my colleagues in Sales Departments have been fired because they haven’t been able to forecast the dimensions of this issue! Our politicians are a bunch of idiots, they have made their best to spread the image of a dying country, even if it does not correspond to reality. The problem is that they could not care less about their country but they wanted 5 minutes of notoriety underneath the spotlights! And absolutely yes, should have they worked in the private sector they would have been fired a long long time ago!

          1. From political science to tourism? That’s an interesting leap. πŸ™‚
            Sorry about your colleagues. The fact is that accurate “forecast” is very hard to achieve even with today’s algorithms and computers. Advanced planning on the contrary is feasible. What politicos don’t seem to do.
            And the worst part is that we still elect them. I am at the verge of doing what Saramago painted so well in “Essay on lucidity”: vote blank. (I think in English it’s called “Seeing”. Let 90% vote blank in the next national election, and see what happens…
            Ciao, ciao

          2. Yep, do you see, life is strange! Especially when you don’t know what you want! πŸ˜‚But luckily I have discovered it when I have joined my first hotel! With regards to forecasting and anticipation I am afraid this is a job for very few among us. It envolves the ability to be frank, to be objective and see things for what they are. It is not tge moment for being superficial or faking to be optimistic. We must stop and see things for what they are. Politicians are not our guides, they are not even our protectors. They are a plague and I would love to see this white votes pouring down on the next elections! By the way I am afraid they will impose us a “technical” government, until the next elections! This is oligarchy, not democracy!

          3. Yes, they are a plague. Did I mention Saramago? Did you read “Essay on lucidity”? I think it’s called “Seeing” in English.
            And yes, we must stop and see things as they are…
            Buon finale di settimana?

          4. Nope, I haven’t read it but you mentioned it. I am going to look for it, now I am curious. Buon fine settimana, yes! To you as well Equinoxio 😘

    1. I have no idea, it just came up from the wall. I think that there waa a kind of villa above me, I was going down, Manja was surely taking pictures of doors a few meters behind me and this is why she cannot remember it! But I love the welcome comitee from the animal kingdom in every place we visit! πŸ˜‚

      1. You’ve got something going on with the animal kingdom. My projects inspired in your images have just started. Let’s see what comes out of it 😁

  2. I think the very dignified dog is my favorite. But I also love the clock with the church bell behind it. I’ve never been to Sicily thanks for letting visit vicariously.

  3. What a marvellous selection of things and dogs spotted by Flavia. πŸ™‚ Where did you see that dog? I always notice all the dogs and yet can’t remember this one. I can see why Library Lady above believes this is Sicily. It doesn’t look like north of Rome. πŸ™‚ And I love the clocks! Can’t believe I’ve missed so much!!

    1. Me neither, we were together! Next time I will point you our every detail, I will grab you hand and move you away from doors!!! πŸ˜…πŸ’ͺ😜 Yes, it reminded me of Sicily as well. As soon as I see a palm tree my thoughts go there!

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