Are You the Next Person, by Whitman ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Calamus – 1855 – translated from English into Italian by Enzo Martinelli Are You the New Person Drawn Toward Me? Are you the new person drawn toward me? To begin with take warning, I am surely far different from what you suppose; Do you suppose you will find in me your ideal? Do you think it so easy … Continue reading Are You the Next Person, by Whitman ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

Couchers de soleil ๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ†

Un de mes sujets photographiques prรฉfรฉrรฉs est la nature, dans toutes ses expressions possibles, mรชme si le spectacle naturel le plus extraordinaire et quotidien est sans aucun doute un coucher de soleil, avec sa fugace explosion de couleurs. Les reflets du soleil sur lโ€™eau rendent chaque jour encore plus excitant, avec des combinaisons de couleurs contrastรฉes et des compositions de formes et dโ€™ombres taillรฉes. Ce … Continue reading Couchers de soleil ๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ†

Churches as music venues โ›ช๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Many London churches provide also some regular programmes of sacred and lay music in their calendar of events. Here is a list of my favourites in Central London. St Paul’s Cathedral is not only the largest church and the seat of a bishop in London, it is also a place where excellent sacred music can be enjoyed with the glorious acoustics of its vast internal … Continue reading Churches as music venues โ›ช๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

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

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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