In some northern European cities, mobs attacked church buildings and cathedrals, smashed the stained glass home windows and defaced the statues and ornament. In Protestant doctrine, clothing was required to be sober, easy and discreet. Bright colors were banished and replaced by blacks, browns and grays; women and children have been really helpful to wear white. We started the night at an oval-shaped bar surrounded by poker, blackjack and roulette tables. I took the lead, flagging down the bartender and ordering for both of us while finding him an empty seat.

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