by Ted Welch
Thu Dec 8th, 2011 at 02:25:11 PM EST
Place Massena, Nice. André Massena was not exactly a man of peace and goodwill:
Masséna remained one of Bonaparte's most important subordinates throughout the extraordinary 1796-7 campaign in Italy. He played a significant part in engagements at Montenotte and Dego in the spring. He took a leading role at the battles of Lonato,Castiglione, Bassano, Caldiero and Arcola in the summer and fall, and the Battle of Rivoli and the fall of Mantua that winter.
"All this kitsch stuff is only temporary - I'll just sit it out."
I like these decorations which have a non-religious, almost astronomical look - above left the moon and Jupiter.
The moon and Jupiter.
No, not that biblical "virgin".
Place Garibaldi - he helped unify Italy so that nuts like Mussolini and Berlusconi could take over - and then Goldman Sachs.
"Down this mean streets a man must go" - who needs a late drink in Nice in December