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HOLLAND, KINDERDIJK: In the concert of windmills

The windmill is built to harness the energy of the wind, and it creates mechanical energy, one that in the eighteenth century, around Kinderdijk, was used by its nineteen mills to handle the water, avoiding the recurrent floods. The origin of the windmills is old, but all of them had something similar: usually they grind flour and were placed on …

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CERVENY KAMEN CASTLE, SLOVAKIA: A bench, where love has never turned off.

It is on a rocky outcrop in the woods of the Little Carpathians, in an area that maintains its long tradition of wine-growing. It is a village easily accessible from Bratislava, its name is Červený Kameň (Red Stone), and has its own castle, the one built by Italian architects of the Board of Auditors Palffi. The Castle is open every …

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SCHLOSS HOF, AUSTRIA: Good news from the courtyard of the castle

At Easter – on 29 and 30 March or on April 5 and 6 (from 10 to 18 hours) – you could visit a particular market, but you run the risk of losing you in weird mazes, made of stalls particular, those in the courtyard of an Austrian castle situated on the B 49: Niederweiden. Visiting his beautiful garden, but …

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ENGLAND, STRATFORD ON AVON: Fall in love in the night.

On a summer night, I watched the sky for a English countryside. I felt an unpleasant sensation of human limitation, as if I were only a fly, as if the few clouds that veiled the sky they were the boys, the ones that were crushing me. I walk in, absorbed, under the same sky as the eyes of a “Swan …

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FLORENCE: TRAVELING WITH BENOZZO GOZZOLI

From the diary-atlanteillustrato TRAVEL IN ITALY, publisher Meeting Benches (e-book format, available in Italian language and English). A painter of the Italian Renaissance, born in Tuscany in 1420, a pupil of Fra Angelico, has long lived in Florence, by decorating  the church of San Marco. Like many painters of that period, he also was in Rome, by decorating a chapel …

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CHINA: A TASTE OF THE INFINITE.

9.7 million square kilometers, the second largest country by area in the world, landscapes and incredibly diverse, with forest steppes and deserts, the arid north and moist forests of the south, its vigilant sentinels of Himalayan ranges, Karakoram and Pamir, which protect the cradle of a nation born along the Yellow River. Many dynasties have built a thousand-year history, but …

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PANAMA: SLIP IN THE SUNSET

It slides in the open jungle and excites you, but she is not a beautiful butterfly, because it is a large tanker. The Americans have gone for a year, but what I observe still bears the signs of their presence ordered: the huge metal walls of the channel, the many boats anchored awaiting their turn to maneuver. Until the previous …

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SPRINGTIME, IN ONE HAND

Meeting Benches, welcomes the season of truth, with five short poems unpublished. Marc Chagall, anemones. RENEWED TENDERNESS: Truth that enchants in smiling vitality, between returns home, surrounded by the smells of the earth. Rose-colored clouds above the fears, warm auroras, embracing new tenderness. HAWTHORN:Enclosing thorns kind, that is not more wind, but only the breeze, fondling under a little rain the …

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JOURNEY IN HELL

JOURNEY IN HELL: “She begins Dante’s Alighieri, of Florence, Divine Comedy, in which he deals with the penalties and punishments, of defects and merits, rewards and virtues. It begins with the first canticle of the first, the part which is called Hell, in which the author makes introduction to the entire work.” In the middle of the journey of our life, …

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EMOTIONS OF PAINTED PINK

Five poets of the Italian Renaissance, away from the darkness of centuries, they still light the world of women. From the diary-atlas illstrato TRAVEL IN ITALY, published by Meeting Benches (e-book format, versions of Italian and English). VITTORIA COLONNA: “I write only to vent the internal grief, what feeds the heart, what else does not want it, and not for agiungere light …

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QUIMPER, FRANCE: Not only bagbipe

  It is a musical instrument air, and has its own tank shaped lot. When I, for the first time, I listened to the songs, I realized that its barrel is not only coming out of the music. They told me that what musical instrument, in Europe, there are several versions: “musette de cour” in France, “gaida” in the Balkans, …

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