SUGGESTED READING – Irina Korschunow / A Night in Distant Motion.

Her circulation of 4.5 million copies. During the 14th to 16th century, it was a member of the Hanseatic League, despite being more than 150 km off the nearest seashore. Stendal is the biggest town in the Altmark region. Here you can breathe the atmosphere that inspired the books of a Russian-German writer, including remains of its medieval town fortification, …

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COLLECTING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, COLORS, SOUNDS AND GOOD READINGS –An “Author’s Journey” to Illinois, from Belleville to Chicago.

Five creative people, walking with you. Our “author’s journey” through the American creativity, starts from the county seat of St. Clair (in Illinois), the city of Belleville. This is a city founded in 1814. If you like to collect fruit and vegetables in the land where a famous singer-songwriter from this city was born, you can go to Eckert’s Belleville …

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GERTRUDE ABERCROMBIE (1909/1977), AMERICAN PAINTER – Painting incredible surrealist works in Chicago, until death.

Because it is always myself that I paint. Her parents were traveling opera singers, who happened to be in Austin (Texas), on the day of her birth. GERTRUDE ABERCROMBIE, born into a February day, was an painter based in Chicago, where she was involved in the jazz scene, becoming friends with musicians whose music inspired her own creative work. The family …

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DOROTHEA TANNING (1910/2012), AMERICAN PAINTER –You may be a woman and an artist; the one is a given and the other is you.

She was a loner, but Max was the only she needed. DOROTHEA TANNING was born and raised in Galesburg (Illinois), where attended public schools. After attending Knox College, she moved to Chicago and New Yok, where discovered Surrealism at the Museum of Modern Art’s. Then, the gallery owner Julien Levy introduced her to the circle of émigré Surrealists (including the …

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A QUIET AND ANCIENT REFUGE, WHERE TO REGENERATE – Where Classical Years were called the “Golden Age” of Pericles.

An “Author’s Journey” in Greece, including Turkish baths, mastika and good readings. The Best Things to See and do in Patras, the birthplace of a famous Greek writer? The New Archaeological Museum of Patras, is home to several collections that display the history of Patras and the wider region. You don’t feel like playing the tourist, head to the Turkish …

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THROUGH IMAGES – Athens & Greek Memorabilia / Thirteen verses and a small clay table.

When a tour start with a mati lesson, also known as the evil eye. During this author travel, you to can discover a hidden Greek community. It’s made up of artists and craftspeople https://www.lonelyplanet.com/greece/activities/made-in-athens-greek-memorabilia-small-group-shopping-experience/a/pa-act/v-6176P32/359417. Athens it’s one of the most alternative cities in Europe, so you won’t be short of interesting encounters and sights on this site. Even today, in …

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IF YOU SEE ME CRYING – Elena Paparizou / Dreaming to make a song with lyrics in every language in the world.

Ethno-beats and lush harmonies, on the white sands of the Greek seaside. The area’s mythical background captivates the visitor’s imagination. The Argonaut expedition (one of the greatest epics in the Greek mythological cycle), set sail from its Pagasetic Gulf. Volos is one of the most attractive cities in Greece, and the Pagasetic Gulf is one of the most beautiful areas …

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ZIGZAG THROUGH BITTER ORANGE TREES – Ersi Sotoropoulos / When through the bitter-orange trees weaves together human stories.

Portraying the conflicted world of the young, passionate and cynical. The Best Things to See and do in Patras, the birthplace of a famous Greek writer? The New Archaeological Museum of Patras, is home to several collections that display the history of Patras and the wider region. You don’t feel like playing the tourist, head to the Turkish Baths (an …

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YANNIS TSAROUCHIS (1910/1989), GREEK PAINTER – Filling canvases with images of vulnerable men and few strong women.

Painter, set decorator and costume designer. Buy souvenirs? Head to Monastiraki district (just under the Acropolis, in Athens). You can wander around the flea market and buy original gifts for your friends. Visiting the Museum of the Yannis Tsarouchis Foundation, you can also buy a reproduction of some paintings by a Greek painter who was born in the port of …

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