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Beaumaris, by the window

10/11/2022 12:24
“L'absence n'est-elle pas la plus certaine, la plus efficace, la plus vivace, la plus indestructible, la plus fidèle des présences?” Marcel Proust Beaumaris is a pretty little town that straddles one end of the Menai Strait. It separates the island of Anglesey from the rest of Wales. Cute and tiny...

Stavkirkes, the Dragon Churches

11/10/2022 16:45
In Denmark and Sweden, as in other Northern Europe regions, old churches progressively replaced by stone buildings, however the tradition of building them out of wood endured in Norway and admirably revived in the 12th century. They are characterized by the lines of their roofs evoking, someway,...

Ebre's Delta

26/08/2022 08:38
The accumulation of sediments carried by Ebro River over the centuries has created this great changing space of more than three hundred square kilometres, which, in its wetlands, hosts an abundant wildlife protected by the Natural Park and an agriculture characterized by the rice crops. Delta’s...

Joyce's Tower

20/05/2022 09:05
On the outskirts of Dublin city there is an old defence tower. It is in front of the coast and it inspired the great Irish writer James Joyce the beginning of his encyclopaedic human adventure of Ulysses with a Mass parody by the character Buck Mulligan. Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the...

Joyce's Dublin

01/04/2022 09:30
Each June 16 a group of weird people start a walk through the streets of Dublin. It’s supposed they already have breakfast. It is assumed that pig kidney fried in butter with a pinch of black pepper. The tour begins in an Eccles Street doorway, north of the River Liffey. At the Georgian building...

Ulster Murals

28/01/2022 09:20
Belfast has scars from the Troubles days. Scars as the seventeen sectors separated by walls even today in some areas of the city closings doors at six o'clock in the evening. But not all scars lack a certain charm. Also stays hundreds of political content paintings that fill the townhouses rows...

Tiles of the Blessed

31/12/2021 08:16
Valldemossa, located on the Mallorcan Tramuntana Mountains, is mainly known for its Real Cartuja, the old royal friary. Mallorca’s King Jaime II ordered its construction to his son Sanç in the thirteenth century. In 1399 Martí l'Humà yielded to the Carthusian friars who lived there until the...

Il Santo

03/12/2021 10:14
I gently slide the palm of the hand on the green porphyry surface, as I saw other pilgrims done once walked the line that led to the Ark. I felt neither cold nor heat nor any strange feeling more than the actual feel of marble. I followed the path to the Madonna Mora Chapel towards the Relics...

Venezian Nizioleti

13/08/2021 10:01
Being postman in Venice, or at least an inexperienced one, may be a kind of nightmare. Streets repeat with some regularity its names are not numbered consecutively. Corresponds, more or less, to the order in time when buildings were raised. The scheme is shared, with the same pattern in each city...

Fascio Architecture

02/07/2021 09:07
In the years when the Dodecanese was administered by Italy, two architects landed on the island of Leros with the task of developing a new city to house the personnel and services of the naval base. Those were the heydays of rationalist architecture and Art Deco. But also those of Mussolini...
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