|Flying the flags of Europe, Italy, Germany, and Freiburg|
in front of Freiburg's Gerichtslaube
I had just started a conversation when the two protagonists arrived. The newly elected Lord Mayor greeted the Italian ambassador insisting on the significance of Freiburg’s Italien relations. In fact, Friburgo is so loved by Italiens that the city hosts an Italian consulate.
|Horn addressing the ambassador and the "crowd"|
|A smiling Martin Horn is watching Pietro Benassi writing a lengthy text|
As the Italian ambassador, it is an honor to be in this beautiful city. Freiburg is a city of young people for young people. A city that respects its tradition, but at the same time is open to innovation and research!
Many thanks to Lord Mayor Horn for this invitation!
Suddenly I felt very old.
When ambassador Benassi asked to see Pope Benedetto’s signature - the pontiff visited Freiburg in 2011 - Red Baron profited from the rare occasion shooting a photo of the page.
My offhand remark, “It's time for an Italien pope,” H. E. Benassi answered with a diplomatic smile.