Category - Italy

If you see Edelweiss packaged like this...

..don’t buy it. It’s protected virtually everywhere. Sightings in their actual alpine settings have become increasingly rare. And the next time you visit one of the little gift shops near the mountain-top pilgrimage church on Monte...

Close..

.. Is this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme. This was taken at the hilltop castle in Udine, Italy, in October 2007. I wonder if they’re still close. And Hey! Join me on Twitter.

Landslides and Flooding in Cinque Terre

I was planning to tempt the mid-November weather Gods and visit Cinque Terre for the first time later this month. That’s not going to happen now since they beat me by about three weeks.  Severe storms hit the area on October 25...

Enquiring Mind

It’s always a pleasure to encounter inquisitive people. This is at the train station in Brescia, Italy, on 21-March-2011, just one of several long shots I collected for a project that might come to pass at some point. I couldn’t...

Milano Centrale update

A quick stop in Milano Centrale, one of my favorite stations, yesterday to snap a few pics and check out the progress of the massive €100 million renovation. New artworks –one-fifth of the total budget was earmarked to restore “areas of...

Trieste Centrale notebook

On an early summer morning in 2003, I spotted a copy of Jan Morris’s Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere in the bookshop of the Newcastle train station. I was heading to Trieste in a very roundabout sort of way, due to arrive at 2:05 am...

Ljubljana-Venice Rail Update

Earlier this year, a convenient, fairly popular and reasonably quick Ljubljana-Venice route was sliced from the timetables. It was Trenitalia that wielded the scalpel, choosing to use the tracks in the late AM hours for local traffic. So now...

Vinicio Capossela

Discovered this Italian singer from Putomayo’s Music From the Winelands compilation. Simply Fabulous. Here’s an interview with Capossela with NPR’s All Things Considered last January. “I have an attitude about the...