Postcards from Italy

Some people collect magnets, local crafts or knick knacks as travel souvenirs. I take photos and pick up an occasional postcard. I prefer postcards that are unusual and avoid run-of-the-mill prints that are sold at tacky shops surrounding tourist landmarks. I would scour independent bookstores for a unique or interesting postcard. Once in a while though, I…

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Room with a view

Guess where this photo was taken? This is the rooftop of The Gritti Palace in Venice and is normally not accessible to the public. But if you happen to afford the Redentore Terrazza Suite, which costs over US$15,000 a night, you could have all of this 250-square metre rooftop terrace to yourself, as well as the…

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Ostuni, Italy

It all started with me reading an article about someone who was photographing affectionate couples in NY. Which reminded me of a favourite photo that I had taken with my Lomo camera some summers ago (2009) in Ostuni, Italy.This trip to Puglia / Apulia was particularly special as it was the first time AB and…

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Antal Szerb: Journey by Moonlight

I just finished reading Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb – first published in Hungarian in 1937, translated into English by Len Rix in 2000. What an intriguing journey! I was drawn into the story from the beginning as I followed the protagonist, Mihaly on a spontaneous escapade from his bourgeois life, as well as his newly-wed…

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