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Lion Dying to fallen defending the short lived Parthenopean Republic in 1799. / Piazza dei Martiri, Naples

Pulcinella sculpure / A classical character that originated in the 17th Century and became a stock character in Neapolitan puppetry. But some say Pulcinella is much older. / This head of Pulcinella is by the Neapolitan artist Lello Esposito.

Éric Cantona is born in Marseille. Seen here in 1989 on a Panini Football Card. Cantona had grown up as a Marseille fan. He played for Olympique Marseille in the years 1988-1991. He and his team became champions of France in 1991. Marseille was in 2013 European Capital of Culture.

‘I don’t want to be in Terminator… / A quote by Éric Cantona.

Liverpool City Council / The Liver bird is the symbol of Liverpool. The bird is normally represented in the form of a cormorant holding a frond in its mouth. The use of a bird to represent the city dates to the medieval era, but the idea that the Liver bird is a mythical creature specific to Liverpool evolved in the 20th Century. In 2008 Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture.

‘You say Goodbye and I say Hello…’ / Hello, Goodbye is a song by The Beatles from Liverpool and was released as a single in November 1967.

Spaccanapoli is the straight and narrow main street that traverses the old, historic centre of the city of Naples. Naples splitter, the name is derived from the fact that it is very long and from above it seems to divide Naples.