We are in Florence, on February 7th of the year of our Lord 1497, Shrove Tuesday

Jerome Savonarola and his followers gather thousands of objects in the public square and burn them. In their eyes, these objects lead to sin, especially to vanity. It is the first bonfire of the vanities or falò delle vanità.

The posts gathered under this category will cheerfully burn down all kinds of icons and other sacred cows.

In advance, therefore: mea culpa, mea maxima culpa !