"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
The Bar Scene...
Is, I believe, fairly new to Italy. What is called a bar here is more like a narrow coffee shop that also serves liquor. So what does a popular bar look like on a Friday night?
Pretty crowded, hey? But that is only about a third of the patrons. Where are the rest?
In the street outside the bar, of course! And that is a street open to traffic. I have no idea what would have happened had a car come along.