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Rome. Piazza Navona Revisited

During a solo visit to Rome, almost 25 years ago, I vividly recall the colour of Rome more than anything else. It was February, wintertime, and although cold in the morning, by late afternoon the buildings seemed to glow salmon and pink. 576 more words

Travel

16 DINING DOS AND DON'TS BASED ON "TABLE MANNERS" BY EMILY POST

We enjoy reading etiquette books from the past. You can get a great idea of what it was like to live during those times in those books. 424 more words

ETIQUETTE

WHAT IS ETIQUETTE?

Etiquette tends to be one of those words that people cringe and scrowl whenever they hear it. It makes people think of reprimands, classism, or “that horrible moment when…”. 1,374 more words

ETIQUETTE

El Greco

When I visited the Prado in August, I was impressed by El Greco’s mannerist works and was struck by how much I was reminded of the expressionist works I had seen in Leicester’s New Walk Art Gallery.  37 more words

Travels

I Like Van Eyck

This one might be a bit oblique.  Today I’m thankful for early Netherlandish painting.

Wikipedia has a nice summary.  What fascinates me is the color and photorealism of the images.  79 more words

Random Thoughts

After Cellini's 'Perseus with the Head of Medusa'

Wikipedia Poem, No. 590
pain 
if 
you ever forgive me

i'm 
not 
silent   i'm not 

know that 
premere 
il fiore 

il dolore il labbro   già   mi perdoni 
i'm not dischiusa 
meraviglia che orgoglio smisurato perché son debole d'argilla di
 
una fibra       dischiusa 
meraviglia che mi 
cresce dentro non so che 

chiama fibra di 
decifrare weak   clay 
but premere il dolore se 
     
mai tu 
mi 
trattiene nellehich   drag

ma in fervide unghie 
del mio tempo
tempo di demonio o 

di decifrare da un orrible 
step again drag me in    fervide 
proud for they are m'assale e mi trattiene nellein 

if you ever forgive me 
devi   i'm not silent   premere 
il fiore
Art

The Art of Being a Gentleman

 

The word ‘Gentleman’ with accordance to the textbook definition of the word implies a chivalrous, courteous and honorable man. However as pleasant and simple as that may seem, the true essence of what it actually means to be a gentlemen encompasses much more than just viewing it as an egalitarian trait. 357 more words

Character