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Naples, Italy: a visit to Rione Sanità - skulls, scars, Totò and a grand palazzo

The possibility of progress brings pride and hope, but it takes courage to guard the flame.

No-one needs to tell this to Sanità.  The district, 1,742 more words

Italy

thephraser reblogged this on The Phraser and commented:

I visited Sanità in Naples, Italy last summer. Our guide was young and local, and the morning she gave us felt personal ... as though, thanks to her, the city had allowed us a little closer to its secrets. It was an excellent tour.

San Gennaro and the saints process through Naples, Italy

In Naples the less usual is everywhere.

A few weeks ago it was San Gennaro, his blood, and a selection of saints, who added the extraordinary as they were carried shoulder high in procession through the city’s streets from the cathedral to the church of Santa Chiara. 895 more words

Italy

thephraser reblogged this on The Phraser and commented:

My Africa interlude is finished for now. This piece was written in May 2016, a few days after I'd followed the annual procession of saints through the old streets of Naples, Italy. It was an unforgettable day.

Brave

Some things leave no room for misunderstanding,
like your climbs to the tops of towering pines,
and your belief that you can never cry.

At age five, you dream of a woman… 922 more words

Poetry

Belgrave House is acquiring previously published fiction

Belgrave House is currently acquiring previously (paper) published fiction to offer as ebooks.

They are especially interested in publishing women’s fiction, mysteries, contemporary and historical romance. 297 more words

Fiction

A parade of horse-drawn carriages through Naples, Italy

This post is to remember in photographs a parade of carriages and their teams on a morning when the weather played fair.

The setting was Napoli, and it was the Sunday of the last weekend in May 2016.   502 more words

Italy

thephraser reblogged this on The Phraser and commented:

I took the photographs for this (it's mainly photographs and two short video clips at the end) in Naples, Italy in May of last year. The horses were handsome and the weather fair ... it was a lovely morning

Naples, Italy: the Museo Civico Gaetano Filangieri

The best treasure comes in chests, compact and crowded, that brim with what’s been most precious … and there should always be scars.

The Museo Filangieri… 906 more words

Italy

thephraser reblogged this on The Phraser and commented:

This is a look back at a post written at the end of May, 2016. It's about a small museum in Naples, Italy whose founder sought to save the skills and treasures of craftsmen before they were buried by the Industrial Revolution. There is care and pride in every detail.

Italy: Naples raises its voice to defend its rights over San Gennaro

A threat has been made to the heart of an old city, to a unique relationship between the people and their saint.  The partnership has lasted through centuries of invasion, violence, disease and volcanic turbulence … but now bureaucracy wants its say. 1,239 more words

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thephraser reblogged this on The Phraser and commented:

I wrote this piece in March 2016. It gives the history of San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, and covers the storm that raged over the threat to the city's custody of the saint.