Winter Cheer Ups

There is nothing like a bouquet of flowers to cheer me up on “blah” days. In spring it is easy, and sometimes not even necessarily going to the florist to have a lovely bouquet in the house. See “Vases and Bouquets.” What About the Winter Months? Well, a nice plant could do the trick. Besides, […]

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Thanksgiving Best Wishes

It is that time if the year again. The leaves are on the ground (and on my table for decoration 😉), temperatures are cooling, and it feels great to be inside cozying up with our objects of comfort. I maintained the tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving, and it is very popular among my acquaintances. I always […]

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A Stroll in Vicenza on a Rainy Day

Vicenza, as I already said, is a beautiful town. For the art lover there is really a lot to see. Palladio has been a generous artist to his town (he was from Padova, actually, but Vicenza became his town eventually). He was the most important architect of the Venetian Republic, in whose territory he designed […]

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Here Comes the Sun

🎶 Little Darling, it’s been a long and wet November.🎵🎶 ☔️🌦🌧⛈🍁🍂🎶🎶 Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun (doo doo doo) Here comes the sun, […]

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Sadness for Venice and Other Considerations

It is in the news national and international, Venice is flooded by an unprecedented high tide of water. We watched the images speechless. But should we be speechless really? The reasons for the constant flooding that afflict Venice are several. We could feel a little helpless for climate change, or better inclement weather. It has […]

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Palladio’s “Unhappy” Villa

Andrea Palladio is the greatest Venetian architect and one of the greatest artists of the sixteenth century. Palladio’s Villas are elegant and solemn and at the same time airy and light. He succeeded in creating a balance between monumental forms and simplicity. All of Palladio’s Villas are all located in the territory of the Republic […]

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Visiting the Dalmatian Coast

It is raining and getting cold, and therefore I like to look back with fondness at my summer travels, I reflect on what I saw that maybe I want to see again, or explore a little better. I visited the Dalmatia coast, from Venice all the way down to the Peloponnesus in Greece. It was […]

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