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Harvest, the season of the gathering of crops. The word is derived from the Anglo-Saxon haerfest (“autumn”) or the Old High German herbist. Harvest has been a season of rejoicing from the remotest times. (Britannica – https://www.britannica.com/topic/harvest) Artists have captured the annual harvest period, so important and celebrated culturally and socially, especially in our earlier…Read More
Avast, belay the corporate speak at your business meetings on the 19th of September and talk like a pirate for the day, Savvy? Well this is bit of pure fun. How it came about is outlined in the article below… International Talk Like a Pirate Day is arguably one of the Internet’s favorite holidays. It may…Read More
UIG has added content of Italian Heritage and Historical Events to its Visual Trove print-on-demand site. Visual Trove offers hundreds of posters to help you decorate your home, classroom, office, hotel, or dorm. In addition to the two new categories, Visual Trove offers customers subjects covering Historical World Maps; Propaganda; Vintage Theater Posters; Product Advertisements; and Vintage…Read More
The beautiful and colorful Iranian city of Isfahan (also known as Esfahan) sits on the north bank of the Zayandeh River, roughly 210 miles south of Tehran, the capital of Iran. The city of Isfahan is one of the most important centers of architecture in the Islamic world. Its famous Maydan-e Emam (Imam’s Square) was designated a…Read More
by Giovanni Mereghetti In the early spring of 2022, seventeen families unexpectedly arrived at the former Convent of the Annunciata in Abbiategrasso, a well-known town west of Milan, the capital of Lombardy, Italy. The fifty-one people, including fourteen minors, weren’t ordinary people. These were people fleeing the burning cities of Ukraine: Mykolaiv, Kherson, Lviv, Odessa,…Read More
‘If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.’ Hippocrates. “Throughout history, the poor generally got all of the exercise they needed, and more, through hard physical graft, while the wealthier classes had their hunting,…Read More
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