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Back Note: The following article appeared originally in Dutch, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the end of WW II.It is now translated in connection with the reopening of the restored Rijksmuseum and the subsequent series published on this website: […]

Terug A MESSAGE from… A CAT Okay, this story isn’t exactly ‘News’. It didn’t happen today. But still, as the Italian shores are approached every day by rickety boats, overloaded with would be immigrants, it hasn’t lost anything of its […]

Terug Blog 158. 11/9 So, after 9/11 we’re having 11/9…Okay, ‘it’ happened a day earlier, but it wasn’t until November 9th that we were faced with the unthinkable: Mr.President-Elect Donald Trump Just recently I came upon an old article, stating: […]

Terug THE OATH It was probably because he looked cheerful all the same, because he didn’t seem to suffer from it. That was probably the reason why we dared to ask him how he had gotten his name.It has to […]

Terug THE ‘NEW’ RIJKS A Personal Tour of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Part Two Front Hall The recent restoration of the Rijks returned some of the attention to the building itself. So, it is also with renewed interest that one looks […]

Terug MOSQUITOES Low-tech bites back… A simple idea may avoid a lot of scratching (and worse) – BackgroundThis idea came to me as I live both in Italy and in Holland, but it goes without saying that its usefulness extends […]

Terug THE ‘NEW’ RIJKS A Personal Tour of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Part Three Rijks = Realm’s (including the northern cities represented here)

Terug REMEMBERING TIANANMEN Twenty-five years have passed since that unforgettable day, the day the demonstrations on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square were crushed. Until then, the square had been known mostly for being incredibly large and unheavenly ugly. After it, ‘Tiananmen’ became […]

Terug THE ‘NEW’ RIJKS A Personal Tour of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Part Four The Asian Pavilion A rather strange element, this pavilion, as it hasn’t anything to do with The Netherlands. Therefore, it is fitting that the Asian collection is […]

Back Airport Concert Summer 2013Time to fly. Or, so we wanted. ‘We’, that is Alessandro and myself. We didn’t know each other, but what Italians call ‘il destino‘ had decided that was about to change.Destiny, it has to be said, […]