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I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY, Pavel Freidman's Terezín poem

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

by Pavel Freidman

The last, the very last,

So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.

Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing… 315 more words

General Interest

Roman Spa Keeps an Ancient Tradition Alive

By Mary Van Hollebeke

Over 2,000 years after the ancient Roman baths, Acqua Madre spa in Rome is keeping the tradition alive through their hammam services. 758 more words


Follow the golden-cobblestone road

By Maya Hutchinson

Today’s walk took an unexpected turn as I hit a gold mine. Almost literally.

After tripping on the uneven cobblestones of the Via del Portico D’Ottavia, I took a step back to find the culprit. 737 more words


Rome's Fountain of the Four Turtles

The spritely “Fontana delle Tartarughe,” Fountain of the Turtles, is located in the Piazza Mattei in the Jewish Ghetto of Rome. Beautifully expressive while quite intriguing, the late Renaissance sculpture is one of the few fountains that were not built for a pope, but for a private patron. 280 more words

Art, History And Culture Of Italy

Olive Oil: Let’s Cook Some Artichoke

It is fascinating how certain things capture our attention. How we fixate on objects, people, or moments, that we have an emotional connection with. For me while I have been abroad, that is food. 629 more words

Study Abroad

Schindler’s Factory and the Jewish Ghetto (Krakow, Poland)

It’s quite a walk from our apartment to the southern side of the river where Oskar Schindler’s enamel factory was situated during WWII. Krakow had a big freeze in the days before we arrived so the river is partially frozen and there’s plenty of snow still on the ground. 898 more words


Venice, Part 4

We started our fourth day in Venice by walking around the old Jewish Ghetto. If you’re a big fan of Torah crowns, I definitely recommend checking out the museum. 276 more words