Monday, February 11, 2008

My friends' pets...

2 pictures of Lilly (and we miss her)

Silvano's daddy!

Silvano... the greatest, ever!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Lovely dogs

They love each other... aren't they wonderfully sweet...? There is something we should learn from them, sometimes...



still Ninone while resting after a long walk

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


City view from Montjuic including Tibidabo

Casa Mila', the so-called la Pedrera

Gaudi's building, Casa Batlo'


An inusual view of the Cathedral, at Barrio Gotico

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Duomo, the cathedral of Milan

The amazing mighty Cathedral of Milan, overlooking the ever crowdy Duomo square.
Over 1000 years of our town history and religion.

Our golden Lady Madonnina topping the church...


Architectural details.

Monday, September 10, 2007


Scrivo di lei armata solo della mia scarsezza,
Avvilita per non saper tradurre in verbo il senso del suo spirito.

Fieri occhi neri e sorriso dolcissimo che si schiude a tutti e al Tutto, soffio di vita, calore e frescura per ogni dolore che arda i sensi, che bruci le interiora.
Irradiano un'instancabile irrinunciabile capacità di perdono che nel sedicente cristiano sovente vacilla.

La piccola e instancabile mano il qual tocco tutto rende più sopportabile
Il suo sguardo, il suo abbraccio altrimenti non posso descrivere se non come rifugio indispensabile nel mio viaggio esistenziale.

Sarebbe semplice e meschino parlare del suo grande cuore, ma certo un'anima talmente immensa,
che non può tradire, non può deludere,
non può essere racchiusa solo dal cuore.
Troppa umanità ingombra ogni singolo anfratto del suo corpo, pervade ogni capello, ogni più piccola ciglia.
E si irradia con indicibile forza
E avvolge ogni spirito, ogni molecola che le si avvicini
senza fatica, senza rinuncia.

Bellissima nelle sue fattezze scure, liscie, minute
ogni piega della sua pelle intatta e sincera
fremente di vita e di luce i riflessi.

Impagabile gioia.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final novel in the Harry Potter series children's books written by Joanne Kathleen Rowling, series starting in 1997 with "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone".

Harry Potter's novels let J.K. Rowling win the "British Book Award" as the Author of the Year in 2000: the British Book Award is as much important for literature as Oscar is for movies.

The chronicles of this last book ("We now present the seventh and final installment in the epic tale of Harry Potter." as stated on the inside of the front cover) follow the previous one, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and takes readers to the final epic fight between Harry Potter and his enemy, the mighty and evil Lord Voldemort and his servants.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released globally in 93 countries.
The book sold more than eleven million copies in the first twenty-four hours following its issue. The previous record, nine million in its first day, had been held by Half-Blood Prince.

Appreciated by children and beloved by adults, Harry Potter is one of the most successfull series ever.

You may get all information you need about the author, you may visit J.K. Rowling official site.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Burning Bright, by Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier, the same author of Girl With A Pearl Earring, reveals herself once again an excellent "drawer" of the Georgian age of Great Britain.

Burning Bright is the story of a family moving from the quiet, neat and reassuring Dorsetshire to the huge, noisy, dirty and foggy London of that time.
Friendship, love, politics and the passage of Jem, Maggie and Maisie (the three youngest characters of this novel) to the adulthood, through their adventures and misadventures down the street.

All this happens within an interesting and detailed picture of London of the late 18th century, with all its hystorical and social aspects: people daily life and challenges, businesses and misery on the background of the French revolution threatening King George who fears this will affect the quiet of his kingdom.
William Blake, a printer, radical and poet will be inserted in this "burnign bright" and colourful picture.

Very pleasant, smooth and useful for those who love learning while reading, without being bored.

Do you wish to know more about Tracy Chevalier? Please, check the Tracy Chevalier's site.