Kutir, London ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

This is a newly discovered Indian restaurant close by to Sloane Square hosted in a renovated townhouse with ambitious cooking. My fiend and I needed a good restaurant around Sloane Square for a lunch catch up and this one came up as a recommended place for Indian cooking, which is my friend’s favourite. Indeed this was a very pleasant surprise with well designed interiors, that … Continue reading Kutir, London ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Many thanks to my first 3๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ followers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

I just wanted to thank you, my dear followers, for having been my support for these first months of my new experience in blogging on this site with liking and commenting my posts. This has given me a much better sense of what works and what doesn’t, and how I can improve on it. Your feedback is invaluable. A thousand thanks again, also for the … Continue reading Many thanks to my first 3๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ followers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Twittering Tales #153 ๐Ÿฆโœ’๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Written for this weekโ€™s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. The watcher Susan got used to the regular intrusions by her neighbour who would pretend to enjoy the view from his balcony to have a peek at her bedroom. This time she was determined to let him know this was unwelcome. She wrote on the back of an old sign and posted it on her … Continue reading Twittering Tales #153 ๐Ÿฆโœ’๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Composition IX, by Kandinsky ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง This large oil painting by Vassily Kandinsky, Composition IX, 1936, belongs to the period before WWII he spent in Paris, when his ideas about art and composition were being synthetised in his late complex artworks. Elements present in this composition can be seen in previous paintings, like Swinging. A background of broad diagonal colored stripes makes contrast to biomorphic and geometric forms that seem … Continue reading Composition IX, by Kandinsky ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ

Federico Garcรญa Lorca โœ’๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

In celebrazione del 121simo anniversario della nascita di Federico Garcรญa Lorca, nato il 5 giugno 1898 Il piรน importante poeta del gruppo Generation of ’27 e uno dei piรน celebri e influenti poeti spagnoli, Garcรญa Lorca รจ famoso anche per il suo impegno politico nel periodo di tumulto che ha portato alla guerra civile in Spagna. Finรฌ per essere una delle vittime della violenza dei … Continue reading Federico Garcรญa Lorca โœ’๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Haworthia marumiana ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Qualche tempo fa ho comprato delle piccole piante grasse e dei cactus per una composizione per il mio davanzale. Ormai queste piccole piante sono cresciute molto, nonostante la mia mancanza di cure. In realtร  sembrano prosperare nonostante la mia mancanza di attenzione e di annaffiature. Una pianta in particolare, la Haworthia marumiana, sta estendendo il suo territorio ben oltre il luogo in cui era originariamente … Continue reading Haworthia marumiana ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Claude Debussy ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Marking the 157th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth in 1862 In 1884 a young Claude Debussy won the prestigious composition prize Prix de Rome, which entailed a residence programme at Villa Medici in Rome, where this portrait was painted and is currently exhibited. The stifling environment at the French Academy of Rome was strengthening his resolution to follow his own ways for artistic expression: “I … Continue reading Claude Debussy ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Sunset at Blue Mosque ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ•Œ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง This is a throwback from my latest trip to Istanbul. I’m going there again on holiday in a couple of weeks so you’ll see more about this splendid city on the Bosporus on my blog. Before shooting this pic I was enjoying the evening in the square with these ancient beauties around me, Hagia Sophia on one side and the Blue Mosque on the … Continue reading Sunset at Blue Mosque ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ•Œ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

August ’19: monthly roundup ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ—‚

The top five blog posts for the month of August by number of likes are: Plants & Flowers Gacela del amor desesperadoย  Twittering Tales #149 Poemas en traduccion Westminster Bridge, by De Nittis I have started this blog only seven months ago and I’m still finding my way around what I want to write about and what my readers like. This round up shows the … Continue reading August ’19: monthly roundup ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ—‚