Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

New York City Illustrated, 1910

A century on, a tourist souvenir reveals the architectural wonders of a city long lost

Interview with History by Oriana Fallaci, 1976

Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci lost the plot at the end but she was a wonder in her prime

Why hatred is easier than reason

Passion — even when wrong — stirs more than reason, which is why prejudice is so powerful

The Aldo Moro assassination, Reggio-Emilia, Italy, 1978

A prized book of Italian newspapers and a dead terrorist; is there a connection?

Did the Renaissance invent individuality in portraiture?

Andrew Butterfield says yes; the Fayum portraits suggest no

Gaddafi’s mercenaries reveal all

They are the ‘smart money’ in the stockmarket battlefield and started to flee two weeks ago

What am I doing on a bench in Italy on Google Street View

I am writing in my journal about the Google car passing in front of me

Diabolik fumetto ‘Il Morto che Ritorna’, Italy, 1995

Italian comic books await a Quentin Tarantino to make them cool again

The strange structures off Italy’s Adriatic coast

Italy’s trabocchi fishing platforms are of mythical origin. Are they related to ones in India?

What the graffiti artist Blu should really be famous for

The graffiti artist Blu is more amazing than the canceled mural he was doing for MOCA in LA

Debonair portrait: Pontremoli, Italy, 1920

A debonair young man in the 1920s sends his greetings to a lady

Where to eat in Venice

Where to eat in Venice that isn’t going to be a huge disappointment

Portrait of a couple: Florence, Italy, c1900

A couple on the outskirts of Florence have their portrait taken in the early-1900s

New Italy photos now online

Just back from a couple months in Italy and the new photos are now online

Student railway pass: Bologna, Italy, 1941

A travel artifact from the Fascist era in Italy