> I've just seen a Video of 'Hannibal'; there's a shot of Lecter on a
> bridge in Florence - beneath him two scullers go by.
> I wondered; did the Director plan this, or was it just good luck ?
> (off topic ... what a place to scull ! How do you keep your
> concentration in the boat ?)
Ah, that brings back some happy memories. Firenze 1990. The Italian rowing
federation were celebrating an anniversary and invited all the countries in
the 1989 2+ World Champs finals to send a crew to race a sprint knock-out
regatta in Florence. Redgrave and Holmes weren't available so Adrian Cassidy
and I went with Ali Patterson coxing. Racing under the Pont de Vecchio
against the Abbagnales brothers was a special experience. It was co-incident
with Italia 90 the European football champioships, so at the receptions
there were huge TVs with the games playing. Very civilised.