A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it... We are too ready to retaliate, rather than forgive... And yet we could hurt no man that we believe loves us. Let us try then what love will do: for if men did once see we love them, we should soon find they would not harm us. Force may subdue, but Love gains: and he that forgives first, wins the laurel.
William Penn

Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone...
George Fox

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Torino II

The street market in Balon, in Torino

Instead of a metro, Torino has its trams

Piazza San Carlo

I met with Couchsurfer Ali Alipoor for a slice of pizza. Ali is from Iran. The question he hates the most is, 'So where are you from?'. Before that question, he says, he fits right in with any group. Afterwards, people don't know what to make of him. I can assure you, Ali is a happy, friendly guy, as is evident in the photo.

Piazza Castello

Torino is a city marked by geometric regularity, even banality. However, its lack of tourists compared to other Italian cities, and its friendly people make Torino a nice place to visit.

Nuns, a common sight in Torino.

My second host in Torino, Roberta, who not only provided exemplary hospitality, but did the tremendous favor of translating the petitions into Italian.

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