White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The G7 Ministers Are Coming to the City, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy



In an inner courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale, the sign at lower left welcomes the delegates to the G7 Minister's conference in Lucca. I'm not sure how I got in the courtyard here but, I just wandered in and nobody challenged me. Granted, it was still two days before the event was scheduled to begin and security procedures were not fully in place yet. Maybe this old man in the hat is known to be harmless after being seen wandering around the city every day for the past month plus.



This view of the Palazzo from Piazza Napoleone is after the member nation's flags had been mounted to the building. In this arcing panorama, somehow the roofline stayed horizontal. I'm not sure how that happened but it is curious.



For the G7 event, Lucca's finest and many other law enforcement departments blanketed the city, closing off many of the streets unless you had a special pass. "Random tourist" was not an approved category for a pass. (And yes, I asked them first before making this image of the willing officers).



Life continued normally in other parts of the city such as Piazza dell' Anfiteatro since it was outside the security exclusion zones.



People came and went through ages-old arches as the foreign ministers planned our collective modern futures.



We decided to get out of town and go elsewhere to find and enjoy the four Tuscan colors: green copper, blue sky, exterior gold, and exterior red.  My next post: Venice.


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