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The Island of God Bes

03/04/2021 11:24
Ybshm or Iboshim was the name given by the Phoenicians to Ibiza. It means the Island of God Bes, a dwarf and paunchy god that was imported from the East, from the Egyptian pantheon. Bes was a benevolent and protective god associated with good luck, which seem to adore the new idol worshipers who,...

Jordaan

05/03/2021 09:40
This neighbourhood located to the west of the Dutch city has gone from being an inhospitable slum to a desired residential area exempt of the tourist massification of the urban centre along a slow process of gentrification. At the moment Jordaan belongs to the district Amsterdam-Centrum and forms...

Haiku Masters

29/01/2021 10:50
Poets, sensitive writers, haiku composers… they are countless in Japan. These are just a few, although the most relevant, among those who cultivated this brief genre, even before it existed as such. Yamazaki Sōkan (山崎 宗 鑑) (1465–1553), whose real name was Shina Norishige, was a calligrapher in the...

The Last Dogaressa

18/12/2020 10:36
Venier dei Leoni palace overlooks the Grand Canal waters between Da Mula Morosini mansion and the damn Ca Dario. It does not stand out precisely for its height, it is the only one on one floor among its neighbours, however, it houses an outstanding collection of contemporary art, that of Peggy...

A Cup of Tea close to the Heaven

06/11/2020 11:42
It could be said Nuwara Eliya is an unusual place in the heart of Sri Lanka and in the warm southern Asia. That’s why is one of the few towns on the island where to buy a raincoat or a sweater, and, moreover, it must be used. Nuwara Eliya is almost six thousand feet high above sea level. It's...

Black Gold

02/10/2020 10:14
Each time I look at her silently I have the same sentence in my thoughts: my Goodness, she’s so good! Before I have been watching quietly, catching every small detail, with the certain imminent hedonistic pleasure, with the same calm with which she becomes full, and knowing the subtle and deep...

Molokai

28/08/2020 09:20
- Who? Jack ... who?? - London, Jack London. And the man turned his back and not even bothering to say goodbye or look back he opened the door and left away. As briefly as he came. The man  was a local, half Hawaiian, half Caucasian, but wore a semblance that would not have disdained any old...

Visions of Paris

07/08/2020 10:25
The first vision of Paris is a stamp, a postage stamp, properly la poste. Well, and more specifically a red one dot seventy-franc stamp, with the cross that in the Rennes monument celebrates, I mean commemorates, the death of Joan of Arc. The postmark is from the post office on rue de la Tremoille,...

Collioure's Belfry

09/07/2020 09:51
At Boramar’s beach northern tip, Notre Dame des Anges church bell tower is the main landmark of Côte Vermeille most visited town. It does not only show the hours, it has also marked the rhythm of the changes town has lived along history. Anyone strolling along the sidewalk, bordering the seashore...

The Straits Settlements

12/06/2020 12:57
Malacca and Sunda Straits or simply the Straits, separates peninsular Malaysia from the great island of Sumatra and concentrated most of the trade between India and China, between the East and the West. Even today it is a major naval artery where piracy is still present. One hundred and ten...
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