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A wish overturned

Posted by Richard Monday, January 16, 2012

The Costa Concordia was so named by its operators, Costa Cruises, as an expression of the wish for "continuing harmony, unity, and peace between European nations".

However, its prominent ring of stars (circled) sends rather a different message. Hitting the rocks and capsizing is such a neat metaphor for the euro and the European Union in general that one is tempted to remark that the Almighty has a wicked sense of humour.