Carved above the door was the Latin quote, "Ego Sum Paster Bonus," meaning "I am the good shepherd."
Viterbo, where I draw each July, has such layers of history. Many buildings have been around for centuries, while Italy is thoroughly modern at the same time. It's the juxtapositions of old and new that often draw my attention—particularly those that reveal.
Take for instance, this place. On the left, is the entrance to a building that clearly housed, long ago, a house of worship—a chapel. But now, the sheep follow a different shepherd, as the door is currently the entrance to "Palestrum Fanum" meaning "Athletic Shrine." It's a new kind of worship.