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…the roughly hewn stonework often used on the lower floors of palazzi as an expression of fortification and solidity – which I recall studying in college classes on Florentine Renaissance architecture – is something I have a new love for today (as I find myself back in Firenze, the city I lived just outside of ..

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…artist A.A. Bronson and Sicily-based fashion writer Angelo Flaccavento, plus beardless Roman artist Paolo W. Tamburella, came over for a cozy home-cooked meal of barley lentil vegetable minestrone this afternoon on the occasion of A.A.’s last minute visit from Paris for last night’s AltaRoma event organized ..

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…comes out today – with an introduction to selected highlights of the Roman days from this Wikidiary describing my desire for a ‘crisi di mezz’età’ while living in Italy this year – in the magazine that is more than a magazine (co-founded & co-produced by genial childhood friends Francesco, Lorenzo, Luca, and Valerio – endlessly ..

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…is one of the best Italian street fashions around these days (since much of what we see the Romans wearing is so conservative, subtle, elegant, restrained, and even conformist – except when they are out jogging and exercising in one of the many treasured private-villa-estates-turned-public-parks, like Villa Doria Pamphilj or Villa Borghese, in which case ..

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…are an integral part of the urban streetscape dating back to Byzantium when street dogs served the sanitation service of street garbage disposal; with the dog population exploding in 1908, 40,000 were shipped to Island of Oxia to fend for themselves where few survived; later in 1937 it was reported in Time Magazine that 20,000 ..

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…in Rotterdam is mostly closed for renovations (at least their bookstore is still open in the form of a trailer out front) with the vast reflecting pool now a muddy construction site, but an attractive duck couple seemed to be making the most of it this afternoon, looking very much at home – or maybe ..

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