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PORTO, NOT ONLY THE WINE: The gardens of Barrancos and the windows of Gomez, the square of Barcelos and the slow slumber of the river water that does not know his age

From a girl from Porto, we expected to hear about wine, but in his article, no trace – or most – of what the British (and not only them), love for centuries. Thank you, Felipa. We wait for you where you know, in info@meetingbenches.com My name is Filipa, I’m Portuguese and I want to tell you about my city, Porto. …

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MARBLE & WOOD, ISTANBUL & CONSTANTINOPLE: Taste of Asia and scent of Europe, including cafes and markets doze, suspended in time

http://www.goturkey.com/enThis time, it’s a turkish friend, Durul, what comes to write qualchecosa special, for friends readers Meeting Benches. Leaving absolutely intact its contribution in opening title – something difficult, talking about a city with over two millennia of history – a few words trying to synthesize the impossible. We wait for you where you know, in info@meetingbenches.com Hello. My name …

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ONE STEP FROM AUSTRIA: Taste of the Pusteria Valley, where time stands still

Dearest Caroline, we must confess to know Cortina d’Ampezzo, but not your valley. We are sure that you will forgive our ignorance of this, and we are confident that the readers of Meetings Benches appreciate your feedback. Leaving absolutely unaltered your editorial contribution, we just condense in the title of the opening direction of your written contribution. We wait for …

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A CHRISTMAS TREE IN THE ISLAND OF MALLORCA: Come to the square of Palma. In December, you will not find a fir tree, next to his medieval quarters, living the Mediterranean charm that you’ve already known, within the frame of his incredible spring temperature

The story of the journey that thou hast offered is unusual because it “dated.” The enthusiasm with which thou hast described your days away, however, is pleasant, alive and well detailed. Even if you tell us the beauty of 1993, the fishing village of Puerto de Soller is alive, in your own words. Thank you, Mariasol, to have given to …

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UNITED COLORS OF ANGUISH: Around midnight a cry on the ruins, rolling together and painfully, in the secret of happiness

CRASH AND RUIN – By (D. Gascoyne) “The anguish, ran like a crash on the ruins. From the Past accomplished, the emptiness of the Future. And the black, all the invading prism, became absolute.”       NIGHT VIGIL – By (Lucretius) “The ambush, night vigil on the steps blindly. Nature has on the mouth a scream: suffering of the body.” …

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UNITED COLORS OF ANIMALS: They dance through the gates, to the lair of the sun, teaching, among lotus plants and a deluge of color, their magical paths

THE BUTTERFLY  “The butterfly of spring, fly over the gates, dancing dancing with looks, from multiple eyes: those paintings have wings.” (C.Levi)   THREE BIRDS “Three birds flew over the red wall, the lair of the sun, it is night. Oh, daring damned birds, which vanish from my sight.” (TE Hulme) LIKE ANIMALS  “If only I could get away from …

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CHRISTMAS IN NUREMBERG, GERMANY, WALKING IN THE LIGHT: Between fir shimmering scattered among the markets of Advent, moving dolls, toys and lead soldiers

We read, Barbara, what thou hast written, about your city. Thank you, really thank you for having given to all the friends of this Meeting Benches your little “taste of Christmas.” As is our style, we have not changed the content of your travel story in Nuremberg, and we just enclose the opening title, the joy that we have read …

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