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A bit further away from where we stayed, Matera used to be part of the Apulian region, but is now part of the Bassilicata region. Its historical centre “Sassi” (meaning stones in Italian, a UNESCO World Heritage site) is known as “the subterranean city”. Habitations have been dug into the rock.
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We also visited the Castellana Caves – Grotte di Castellana (see top picture) during a more than two hours walk – 3,3 km (2 miles). The main enormous entrance cave, La Grave, has a hole on the top and the view from there (first picture below on the left) is impressive.
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When I have been travelling I take the liberty to “forget” about Paris for a while and make some "reporting" about the new places I have visited. Since a couple of years, together with kids and grand-kids, we rent a place somewhere to spend a few summer weeks together.
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The highest level of water supply per capita in Paris was actually reached during the Roman Gaul centuries (some 250 litres per person an day), then even higher than today (some 200 litres per person and day), but...the Roman aqueducts from the 2nd century were abandoned when new rulers arrived.
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Referring to my recent post about the Dosne-Thiers building - from the windows you have an excellent view of Place Saint-George. You can see the building where the famous courtesan “La Païva” lived for a while before moving to her fantastic mansion on the Champs-Elysées (on which I posted here).
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Iceland (population 330.000) reached the quarter finals in the European Football (Soccer) Championships, at present ongoing in France, after making draws against Portugal and Hungary and beating Austria… and England! Their quarter final against France was played Sunday evening, July 3 ... and ...
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One of the most popular sites to visit in the Apulia region is the little town of Ostuni, and we lived quite close to it. Ostuni is referred to as “the White Town” (La Città Bianca) and this refers to the older parts of the town, on top of a hill, overlooking the sea - only a few miles away.
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Although the house we rented offered a very nice swimming pool, there is always a wish to find the sea. The Adriatic coast line, down in the south, offers a beautiful landscape with a mixture of cliffs and beaches… and crystal clear water. Here are some examples of what we experienced.
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A large space which was occupied by the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul hospital until 2014 is – temporarily – occupied, with official authorizations and encouragements, by a number of social activities. Some of the buildings offer accommodations for needing people, for immigrants… but there is especially ...
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Close to “Porte-d'Italie' in southern Paris you can for a while find a building, originally white, now with a black painted facade full of origami birds. The building has been evacuated and will soon be demolished. “Mademoiselle Maurice” got the opportunity to make the – temporary - largest ...
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Bees seem today to have a better life in cities rather than on the countryside, - less insecticides… I found this happy bee, arriving, landing … and making its way to the centre of the beautiful flower. I saw this in the park Jardin Villemin, which you can find between the Canal Saint Martin ...
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Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877) was a young lawyer, writer, journalist.., very ambitious and with a wish for a political career. Without fortune, he was helped by his (older) wealthy married mistress, Eurydice Dosne. A marriage with her daughter Elise (16 years old) was arranged.
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Retired Swede, living in Paris since 1974.
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2 kids, 2 grandkids
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    MBA, 1967
  • Hivitfeldtska Göteborg
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If you visit Notre Dame (see previous posts), I have already recommended that you take a look from the back side, which I feel offers a much