REMEMBERING THE NETHERLANDS: Paradise regained, with Hendrik Marsman

Imagine being 40 years old, imagine that your country has been invaded at the beginning of World War II, imagine being on board a ship that takes you over the English Channel, in England, where you can continue to write your poems intense and full of vitality. This was the last trip of Hendrik Marsman, a Dutch poet, who drowned ...

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BLACK ON WHITE, WHITE ON BLACK: The steps of involvement, from stone carvings of Cheke, pastry Ghigi Morciano

………………………….In those days, the city is now home to two million inhabitants kept the original look cosmopolitan, for coexistence among Europeans, Africans, Pakistanis, Arabs and Indians. Did not escape their attention to the presence of temples of different religions, arranged in close proximity to each other, a symbol of peaceful coexistence among believers. Visiting the National Museum in Nairobi, long ...

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A HUT ON THE HILL 717: A hill and a dirt road, still waiting for a sunset of blood

……………………………..Marco Curtej had graduated in electronic engineering at the Technical University of Prague, exactly twenty years before the Summer Solstice, which like every year bothered him, but not only because the Sun was at its Zenith, and that day was the longest of ‘year. He was born and has always lived in Sokol, in his parents’ home on Kostolianska, with ...

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WALKING IN THE STREETS OF HOCHELAGA: Montreal, a multiethnic city capable of being brilliantly creative, even with a temperature of twenty degrees below zero

Hello. Today I write to you from a place called Hochelaga, a village on the island of San Lorenzo, now no longer inhabited by Iroquois Indians. In 1535, Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, was observed over a hill that Canadian fortified place, and decided to use a new name, “Mons Realis”, ie Mount Royal. Obviously, what I have been able ...

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DAYDREAMING: Touching the key you want, the Isle of left-handed people

……………………………Even the man on Rover Discovery, sitting next to the woman from the curl irreducible, had his dream: always remember that having a personal space was the key to keeping alive the flame of desire, that invisible sea of ​​passions without water where in silence, and without any map, land in any bank of their special Island of Left-handed. Being ...

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A SPECIAL PLACE, WHERE TO START AGAIN: Faial, Azores. Imagine having your luggage ready for departure, but imagine also that you have only the one-way ticket

Excuse me, in her email Chanika had also told the story of two Italian jobless – with two children in pre-school age – that she has met on her journey to the Azores islands, namely the island of Faial. Those two were looking for a place to start, and a city of northern Italy have tried to imagine present a ...

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THE BANDITS OF TEVERMORTO: A square illuminated by torches, running in the direction of the houses in flames

……………………………The square, lit by torchlight, was packed with people trying to protect themselves from the bitter cold, while the orders of the guards were trying to coordinate the flow of ten group armed garrison in each of the corresponding gates. After qualifying as an officer in the New Palace at the service of the PopeGiacomo found himself entrusted by the ...

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