caveats for coronavirus trend analysis
I mean just look at that plot
From tomorrow morning all of Italy is on lockdown/quarantine.
This fresco is from the Villa Farnesina, where it stood for the past 500 years.
The villa was one of the most visited buildings over the centuries in Rome - by scholars and dignitaries, in the 19th century it was the residence of the spanish ambassador. It is a couple of kilometers from the Vatican.
I guess what I am saying is that being gay was historically accepted a lot longer than hating people for being gay.
Btw Rafael also made some kickass frescoes in the same building.
The EU flag flying on Hadrian’s Mausoleum (Castel Sant’Angelo) in Rome.
It is a potent reminder about what makes the EU strong: recently I’ve been reading a lot about the fall of the Roman empire, why it never rose again and why Europe had a run of half a millennium of unparalleled advancement compared to the rest world at the time.
Agreeing on basic rules, a common market but having competition and experimentation in social, political rules produces transformative advancement.