For the past four years, after a two-week vacation, we have arranged our Summer schedule in order to spend a bit of time far from the madding crowd so that I can work remotely. This year we went to our house in Normandy in Ouistreham Riva Bella, better known as Sword Beach, the first landing... Continue Reading →
Always better than poppies and graves. Here in Fiesole, near Firenze in Italy. The ruins are those of a Roman amphitheatre.
The Paris Philharmonie (with an "e") is a brand new building by celebrated Architect Jean Nouvel. I had wanted to visit the building for a long time. Rooftop discussions on Escherian-type tiles. A few moments before the event, all started to move towards the huge Pierre Boulez Concert Hall for a not-to-be missed gig by... Continue Reading →
Tour Denecourt in Fontainebleau. June 2018. For more information about it check Denecourt and his footpath (in French) and a stub in the local Wikipedia about the tower. The latter states the tower was destroyed in 1878 in an earthquake. Well... not sure about Fontainebleau being on the San Andreas fault yet. But other sites concur... Continue Reading →
Typical me to write Siena with two Ns. Here's with one N and a special dedication to my friend Nicoletta (double T). Huge thunderstorms over town on that day in May. Il Duomo.