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From Tartessos to Iberia

03/11/2018 10:56
Ancient Greeks and Phoenicians were fascinated by the myths and mysteries of the unknown lands of the West, the existence of an unknown sea, beyond the columns of Hercules or a garden called Hesperides and a land or city whose name was Tartessos. Although not to be misled, myths hide interests, in...

El Muelle Audaz

19/10/2018 11:42
Se adentra en las aguas del puerto viejo de Trieste como si se tratara de un arma afilada, punzante, desafiando el embate de las olas o del violento viento del norte que empuja al agua sobre el muelle. Aquí llegaban vapores cargados desde puertos lejanos y ya desde el principio, en días apacibles,...

Audacious Quay

19/10/2018 11:36
It goes deep inside Trieste old port waters as if it were a sharp weapon, defying the clash of the waves or the violent north wind that pushes the water on the pier. Here steamers moored coming from distant harbours, and since the beginning, on gentle days, it was for the Trieste people a favourite...

Vasa's Short Sailing

05/10/2018 10:11
What must have been seventeenth century largest warship destined to dominate the Baltic waters along the confrontation that Sweden maintained against Poland and Latvia in the framework of the Thirty Years War, ended up being a fiasco that barely sailed a mile before sinking in front of the island...

Desiderius' Cross

25/08/2018 12:44
Santa Giulia Museum, in Brescia, Italy, exhibits an old and exceptional Lombard crucifix. It is covered on both sides by dozens of stone, glass and even Roman patrician portraits inlays. This is the Desiderius’ Cross. Desiderius, or Didier of Istria, was, between the years 756 and 774, the last...

A Neverending Name

10/08/2018 10:05
Crossed Britannia Bridge, one of the two crossing the narrow stretch of sea that split the island of Anglesey or Ynnis Môn and Wales, there’s a town not known for its monuments because basically lacks of them, or by its church of Saint Mary or any imaginable tourist attraction as the column of the...

Porto, the City of the North

19/07/2018 11:07
On Douro River banks, before its waters melts in the Ocean’s, they say that one of Jason’s Argonauts called to find a city in the place where, years after, Greeks or Romans would introduce the crop of the vine. Barely dominated by the Arabs soon was formed a county called Portucale that finally...

At Pointe Courte, Sete

15/06/2018 13:28
Pointe Courte – Short Point - is a small fishing village that is almost isolated behind the railway station and the highway link. Facing the great salt pond of Thau it looks like a world aside in Paul Valéry and Georges Brassens birth town. To get there, walking from downtown, must be crossed a...

The Seven Cities of Delhi

01/06/2018 09:19
On the banks of the Yamuna River, a tributary of the sacred Ganges, halfway between the sands of the Rajasthan deserts and the foothills of the roof of the world, the Himalayas, had risen again and again one of the most populous cities in India and the whole world: Delhi. In the second book of the...

Utrecht, where the Treaty

18/05/2018 11:26
Utrecht was one of the cities which created the Republic of the Seven United Provinces, embryo of the Netherlands. Here also was signed the treaty by which Europe was redistributed between the houses of Austria and the one of Bourbon, without forgetting the British interests. Taking a glance at...
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