Back to the days of 50s

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Year 1952. In US, Vivien Leigh wins the Academy Awards as Best Actress for her performance in the movie version of “A Streetcar Named  Desire“. In Italy, the writer Italo Calvino publishes the novel “The Cloven Viscount” and  the first Italian TV news is on … Continua a leggere

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Money, money, money Must be funny in the rich man’s world

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Every time I hear the word “mine” I start to think few things. Here they are, not necessarily in this order: it is supposed that one of my great-granparents, miner at the beginning of the twentieth century, did not come … Continua a leggere

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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Closest friends of mine know that I’m a clumsy drawer. As far as I can remember this kind of skill was missing from the early beginning. On my notebooks terrible patterns were drawn for the entire period of primary school … Continua a leggere

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Let’s celebrate

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I don’t know if it was the strong appeal of tons of fried food, the fascinating ceremony of the red lanterns or the crackling fireworks, but for the first time since I moved to Johannesburg, I had the pleasure to … Continua a leggere

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Never stop wondering

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After a long time, I’m back. But, it wasn’t just my fault. I spent more than six weeks in Italy, more than ten days stuck by a terrible flu, here, in Johannesburg. Nevertheless, I had a lot of time to … Continua a leggere

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Hillbrow

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After having talked about Ponte, I’m ready to describe you my visit through Hillbrow. Ci eravamo lasciati alla base di Ponte. Ora invece ci troviamo tra le strade di Hillbrow. I have to admit that for most of the time … Continua a leggere

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Inside the tallest cylindrical skyscraper in Africa

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I don’t want to seem vain but I got a good memory. Well, not for all kind of things, but I can keep in mind bizarre situations happened in the past or unusual things read in books or magazines for … Continua a leggere

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