We have hundreds of pictures of beautiful views, art work, and historic sites. They are fairly generic, though, so I won’t bother sharing them here. If you go to Flickr and type in Tower of London, for example, you’ll see exactly the same photos.
There were some things, though, that did catch my eye, because they weren’t what I expected.
First, in London and in Rome, there are people who remember Gilad Shalit. Maybe one of the things that happens is that, if you’re closer to the front lines of antisemitism, these things are more important than in America, where we can pretend that such things don’t exist:
Gilad Shalit is not the only one who isn’t forgotten. I saw this bit of graffiti in Rome, at the Circus Maximus:
The kids were amused by this bus advertisement, which someone told us is the real deal — there is indeed a Gay Village residential community somewhere near Rome and, yes, it caters to the GLBT population.
And finally, what passes for an art show in a small coastal town Italy, the name of which utterly escapes me right now: