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A FATHER TO THE SUNSET: One morning of October and the desire to paint his own memoirs, leaned out to a window of the hotel Skaritz

………………………………Four months of sunsets, they were also 120 nights and as many dawns, but the light of that morning was different, observing Bratislava from the windows of the hotel Skaritz. Jacques Delors thought about all the moments of his life, by now long, that so much you had given him and removed. In the sky of that morning of October, ...

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SPECIAL, NEAR, DISTANT: The places of our emotions. By Dastilige Nevante

SPECIAL PLACES: There are special places, not near and not far, that only inside special occasions we are able to perceive. They are places with no hills or grasslands, they are made by emotions that only inside special occasions knock on the deepest feelings. NEARBY PLACES: There are also nearby places, always with well-known names. It sometimes happens that, for ...

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UNDER THE EYES OF THE HAWK QUEEN: In raft, from Carloforte, toward the charm of Point of the Columns and the amazement of the Beach of the Fig tree

Being in Sardinia is a beautiful thing, in this season of the year, but to be on the island of Sant’Antioco is a fantastic thing, because this morning we greet our hotel – Lights of the Lighthouse – in direction of Calasetta, where it  attends us the ferry for Carloforte. We also bring with us our Vespa 300ie, because ended ...

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WITH EYES OF GLASSY PASTA: He still observes us, wound in the bronze of his boldness

Later half century, he is still an alien over the Atlantic Ocean. Even if alive in a splendid museum of Malibù, in California, of that earth not his, that creature of metal built in Greece by Lisippo, from the fourth century before Christ continuous to maintain the identical stately expression, regardless of the laws and of the international waters, of ...

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THEY WERE A PLATOON: Brothers in weapons. Together they ate, they marched and they ransacked

……………………………..That formation of the actual armies denominated platoon, called then “ordinaire “, a group of fellow soldiers understood among the ten and the nineteen men, that ate drawing from a same pot, marched and they received together the mail, in an Earth where the distances made it greater than that actual, because the news traveled on the legs, or on ...

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EMOTIONS OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE: Thirteen tracks, adding at history the smells and flavors of the land

Atlas travel EMOTIONS RENAISSANCE – ebook format, versions in Italian and English – Meeting Benches offers thirteen tracks, adding the smells and flavors of the land trodden by the protagonists of the novel THE LAST ROW, to preciousness of its fortresses, and museums, because “it does not matter the journey, provided the horizon is extensive.” That’s why EMOTIONS RENAISSANCE widens ...

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ENJOY YOUR MEAL: Eating fish and shellfish, the island of Sant ‘Antioco, Sardinia

220 km and three hours of road, on our Vespa 300ie. I decided to start on a late afternoon – 18:00 – to avoid the heat, which now makes itself felt. Paved roads – SS125var, SS54, SS130, SS126sud – and we are finally to Sant ‘Antioco, to arrive at our overnight stop on the sea in the beach of Mangiabarche. ...

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BELIANSKA JASKINA, SLOVAKIA: A hunting lodge, at an altitude of 717

…………………………….That night, not even had put the head of Lucy in the big black bag, identical to that used by the police to preserve dead bodies. On the hills of Belianska Jaskina, he poured all that was left of a bitch. The sinkholes in the area were going to hide it all, with the first rains, the ones that would ...

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GOOD MORNING SLEEPER!: Travelling in Sardinia, watching the magic of a land of incomparable charm

Good morning, sleepyhead! I left the breakfast for you, on the table, on the porch. This morning I received email from the island of Crete. Our friend Vassilis – of the real estate agency – has kept his promise, and now we have a few options of old houses to be taken into consideration for the buy (of course within ...

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MONTI PRAMA, SARDINIA: Observing the night, I try the eyes of the Sun

Villages with round huts gathered between them, with base ring-shaped stone, were in the vicinity of the nuraghis and holy wells, as Su Romanzesu , Su Nuraxi and Serra Orrios. Just in these wells, were found many votive bronzes, those who speak of a mysterious people, depicting boats and human figures, animals and mysterious beings. If we have time, I ...

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