Bari tonight

I wanted to go outside to take a few photos of fans during the football match Italy versus England, but then I got held up by the moonlit Norman-Swabian Castle:


Just in time before the end of the first half, I finally got going towards the square on Victor-Emanuel-Boulevard, where a second league match of the local club AS Bari was shown on the big screen last week.

Not knowing much about football and not being terribly interested in it either, I concluded that wherever a second league match is being shown in public there will surely be a live screening of the national team during a World Cup. I was wrong.

A yawning void. Only a poster: “Bari says thanks to Bari.”

Bari ringrazia la Bari

Pondering how to thank oneself and if it doesn’t lead to a confusion of rights if thanker and thankee are identical, I walked around the city a bit longer. Nowhere could I find any big screen, only a few small flat-screen TV sets outside of some restaurants, but that wasn’t spectacular enough for me.

Through deserted streets and filled with disappointment, I walked home. Italy won 2:1.

(Zur deutschen Fassung.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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4 Responses to Bari tonight

  1. Pingback: Bari, heute Abend | Der reisende Reporter

  2. Expat Eye says:

    What a shame! I loved the idea in Berlin – turning the stadium into a living room :)

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