Mediterranean

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...

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...

From Ragusa to Dubrovnik

04/05/2018 12:25
Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro, freedom is not for sale not even for all the gold in the world. The Republic of Ragusa, when it was a city-state on the Dalmatian coast, had to learn to swim and eat in the turbulent waters between Venetian and Turks to stay afloat and true to its...

South of Roussillon

21/02/2018 09:47
Where the coast becomes sharp and, before it be called brave it is just called red, in a land surnamed La Marenda, and where the Pyrenees on its way down to the sea become soft and take the name of the Alberas. In any case they are two logical place-names, Albera comes from the Latin alberia,...

Trieste, the No Place

29/12/2017 13:10
Trieste, the No Place Changing city, colour filled, bordering and ductile bound. Some have defined it as a non-place, an atopic site. Trieste is everything and nothing, complements itself and is contradictory. All of this - and nothing - have made it cradle and port of call and stay of writers who...

The Island of the 500 Churches

03/11/2017 10:14
Mykonos, Aegean Capital of sun and beach tourism, parties, debauchery and hedonism without limit, has a curiously disproportionate and unexpected high rate of churches, temples, shrines and chapels. Perhaps it could be to balance excesses.   From any point in the island is not necessary to...

The Island of Calm

25/08/2017 19:02
Some will is needed to reach it. There is no airport, so the only access is by sea from Ibiza harbour. Its dimensions have necessarily limited accommodation for visitors, a fact that has slightly moved it away from mass tourism. Formentera is still relatively isolated from the rest of its...

Slovenian Short Coast

12/05/2017 10:24
Slovenia isn’t a microstate, but not a large country. On the West goes down from Triglavski National Park mountains, close to the Austrian border along the way of Isonzo River, Soča in Slovene language, bordering Italy. Consequently, the Adriatic coast is a not too long sample, a taste of...

The Three Mavrogenus' Fountains

17/03/2017 10:04
Nicolaos Mavrogenus was one of the prodigal sons of Parikia, Paros Island main town in the Greek Cyclades. Missing his native Aegean and as Wallachia governor decided benefit his hometown providing a public drinking water supply: three beautiful marble fountains. The widespread Mavrogenus family...

Minorca's Stones

02/12/2016 10:31
Minorcan prehistory was written with stones, medium sized blocks lined up one upon other forming burial structures in inverted vessel shape and cyclopean stones supporting others in a characteristic megalithic structure only in the world. They all make up what has been called the Balearic talaiotic...

Mediterranean Alphabets

30/09/2016 11:12
Four thousand years before our era one of the earliest known writing systems begun to be developed in Egypt. To hieroglyphic followed simplified alphabets and in a neighbouring world, the Phoenician, its writing subsequently lead to the most widespread alphabets in the Mediterranean area: Greek and...

Tariq's Mountain

29/07/2016 09:03
Berber Tariq ibn Ziyat al Layti, under the Yemeni commandment of General Musa Ibn Nusair, could not even imagine that at the point where the waters narrow, where the first Arab troops crossed in the conquest of a new world that would call Al Andalus, more than a millennium later would appear...

From Machado to Brassens

02/11/2015 10:28
The Pyrenean border witnessed the passage of tens of thousands of people fleeing the totalitarian barbarism. Massively northwards after the fall of Barcelona. Occasionally southwards when that same barbarism swept most of Europe. Before the Galician General troops parade through Barcelona's...

Santorini, on the Volcano

03/05/2015 17:36
Formerly Thera, or Santorini how the Venetians called it, was known before as Kallisté, the most beautiful, or Strongylé, the round one, thus was its perimeter. But this condition would change after the great eruption 1600 years before our era hit the isle and for some would explain the myth of...
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