The other night, Cristina and I did something we rarely do: we went to a party. Our host had invited us to the worksite of a future commercial operation already present in several Italian towns, namely Florence, Turin, and Rome.Read more “Mercato Centrale Milano Teaser Party”
Every year, in November, the “Abrivado” animates the beaches and the streets of Saintes Maries de la Mer in Camargue (France) for the yearly parade of bulls and horses.
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“Abrivádo” – feminine, plural – is a Provencal word meaning “exaltation”, “exuberance”. The accent goes on the syllable before last: “Abrivádo”. The French outside Provence call it “Abrivade”, that reads “Abrivád”, which, for them, is easier to pronounce. Read more “Abrivado in Saintes Maries de la Mer”
Volterra is a medieval town in Valdicecina, Tuscany, populated by real people, with real activities (including tourism), compared to San Gimignano (next post), which is a popular destination that lives and earns (profusely) solely upon the tourist industry. Read more “TWO MEDIEVAL TOWNS IN TUSCANY: 1. VOLTERRA”
Northern Light (Aurora Borealis) is a big attraction in the Icelandic winter, but it’s not so easy to catch. It depends on the intensity of the solar wind, the interaction between the interplanetary and the earth magnetic fields and – obviously – the weather, all factors on which the human will has no influence whatsoever. Read more “Iceland In Winter – 2. The South-West”
The road to Santa Clara
From Playa Ancon, we took the perilous road 152 that goes passed Trinidad, up North, through the Topes de Collantes mountain range. We were heading to Santa Clara, for a quick visit to the Che Guevara Memorial. Read more “Cuba facing its future 3. Remedios and Cayo Santa Maria”
Everybody in this island and outside looks at Cuba’s future with a mix of expectation and worry. Some of its more characteristic features are in danger. Its famous vintage cars, to be sure, are doomed to disappear. But also less futile worries concern its delicate, untouched environment, menaced by a more conspicuous and ubiquitous tourism. We visited South and West of the Habana to assess the state of the disease .
Read more “Cuba facing its future 2. Trinidad”
The rocks of the Torcal de Antequera are limestones. They are the result of accumulation of shells and skeletons of marine animals deposited in successive layers on the floor of the see when, in the Jurassic age, 200 million years ago, the water covered this area.Twenty million years ago, during the orogenesis, the limestones were compressed, fractured and deformed. The atmospheric agents they remained exposed to since then created these sculptures.
Le rocce del Torcal de Antenquera sono formazioni calcaree. Sono il risultato dell’accumulo di conchiglie e scheletri marini depositati in strati successivi sul fondo quando, durante il periodo Giurassico, 200 milioni di anni fa, il mare copriva questa zona. Venti milioni di anni fa, durante l’orogenesi, il calcare ha subito un processo di compressione, deformandosi e fratturandosi. La continua esposizione agli agenti atmosferici ha fatto il resto, dando forma a queste sculture naturali.