This topic keeps coming 'round now and again, but I still am struck by news footage of intra-European travelers at fairs and airports and leisure taking advantage of the (temporary?) relaxation of the limits where the men, adult men, are wearing shorts cut just below or just above the knee.
I'm old enough to remember when European men, especially in Spain, didn't wear shorts unless it was part of a sports uniform.
So it still looks a little remarkable to me to see this -- and the shorts aren't like the baggy long synthetic basketball shorts that (some) Americans wear, that makes them look like tubby toddlers, nor are they like the until-recently popular cargo shorts; they're more trim.
Also remarkable, a story on the Asterix amusement park outside Paris mentions that the rollercoaster is named after the god Osiris, and it has me wondering how much of middle America's amusement parks have been bowdlerized over the past couple of decades to remove any 'pagan' references. I'm imagining that many Americans are attached to Classical and Classical-revival architecture but don't give much thought to what was going on inside those kinds of temples and basilicas...