Saturday, March 31, 2012
Ring a bell?
I happened to attend a conference at the Senate today and on the way out I noticed an unusual element: a bell! I came closer and saw that it was given to the Senate by the Savoy region representatives to celebrate their 150th anniversary of being French. As a matter of fact, Savoy is a region in the South of France that together with the city of Nice used to belong to Italy before it was annexed to France in 1860 in exchange for military support against Austria (read all about it here). Of course this reminded me of another bell that played a large role in the history of another country ! - With more cracks though ;-)