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Strings Attached The paradox. His architecture is so legible yet he defies classification. His work is half a century old yet timeless. His influence is widespread although he wasn’t especially prolific. His oeuvre is so Italian but he still inspired … Continue reading
Dinner in The Garrick Beneath the Watchful Eyes of Mrs Bracegirdle There are Carlo Scarpa corridors and there are corridors. The former enliven the journey. There are stairs and there are Carlo Scarpa stairs. The latter bring you a little … Continue reading
Throwing a Shade on the Admiral An interrogation of the Rogation. An amplification of sorts.
Greater Expectations Some of the greatest novelists have also written books about their travels. George Orwell’s Down and Out in London and Paris is an easy read, although it might put you off a visit to the French capital, or … Continue reading
Parlo Italiano Who needs a translator when you know the Italian word “prego”? If in doubt, use it. The various meanings of prego cover: “After you” | “Come in” | “Don’t mention it” | “You’re welcome” | “How can I … Continue reading
Shakespeare + Co More than Juliet balconies.
Palladio Palladian Palladium It’s really about having a sense of proportion these days. As Reverend Jonathan Aitken told us recently, “Above all, it’s a journey.” Verona is worth a worthy detour along the way. Fine Art Dealer William Thuillier calls … Continue reading
Expounding Riddles With The Harp Everything tastes better in a palazzo with a campanile.
Slender is the Night Leaving new scenes behind, venturing forward, encountering newer and newer scenes, blissfully aware of our environs, a rapid diorama, we arrive at last in Verona. The celestial light of late sunset casts shadows in the water; … Continue reading
Lassoing the Moon “Life was a perpetual holiday in those days.” The Beautiful Summer by Cesare Pavese