Sunday, October 29, 2006

Monument Seren del Grappa

 Posted by Picasa

The ancestral home

This is the monument in the center of the town of Seren del Grappa, from which my maternal great-grandparents came from. It is interesting the number of people with the same surname as me, I felt I found the right place... Posted by Picasa

The approach to Castel Sant'Angelo

 Posted by Picasa

Castel Sant'Angelo

Me in the bridge approaching the castel of Sant'Angelo. Posted by Picasa

Slight return to Rome..

And a nice view from Catel Sant'Angelo. Posted by Picasa

The Ligurian Sea

The Ligurian Sea, as seen from that same small church in Portovenere. Posted by Picasa

Portovenere

Another view from the church in Portovenere, plus the narrator :-). Posted by Picasa

Back to Italy...


Now resuming my photographic account of Italy, I'm switching over to Liguria, where my friend Fabio got married. Very nice town if you ask me, the church is quite picturesque, on a cliff overlooking the bay of Portovenere, near La Spezia. The scene you see is right beside a castle and a rocky coast which is a gorgeous sight.

 Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 19, 2006

É possível?

É possível olhar nos olhos de alguém e de súbito saber que a vida será impossível sem eles. Saber que a voz da pessoa pode fazer seu coração falhar, e que a companhia desta pessoa é tudo que sua felicidade pode desejar, e que a ausência dela deixará sua alma solitária, desolada e perdida.

Y morirme contigo si te matas
y matarme contigo si te mueres,
porque el amor cuando no muere mata,
porque amores que matan nunca mueren.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Anabukikonten

This has got to be one of weirdest commercial I've ever seen! In terms of fun it is almost a match for those Fox Regional Sports Ads.







This ad is, apparently, for a constuction company called "Anabuki Construction Co.", and they feature a Little Red Riding Hood wannabe dancing with some weird interpretation of forest animals. If you are curious about what she is saying, either learn Japanese, or read this translation. Anyway you see it, the thing is totally weird.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Amphitheatrum Flavium

The Amphitheatrum Flavium, or as it is more comonly known, Colosseo, a monument to a culture in which men proved their courage unto death. Posted by Picasa

Michelangelo's Duomo

Michelangelo's Duomo, atop Saint Peter's Basilica main altar, he never got to see it finished. Posted by Picasa

The dome overlooking the Pietà

One of the domes within Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, the light effects on these domes are amazing, this one stands right on top of the place where one can see Michaelangelo's PietàPosted by Picasa

Rogues in the Vatican

In the midst of Rome lies the seat of the Papal State (actually, the Papal State itself), Vatican City, home to the Basilica of Saint Peter, now invaded by t-shirt-bearing rogues.
Posted by Picasa

Sky and mortal

The interior of the Pantheon is a vaulted dome with a large number of coffers originally containing bronze stars to symbolize Heaven, and below it, there is me! Posted by Picasa

The mortal and the pantheon

As you all know (or should know by now if you follow my wikipedia links), the Pantheon was build to be a temple for all the gods (hence the name). So a mere mortal such as myself is proud to stand in front of it. Posted by Picasa

The Partenon

One of the best preserved examples of ancient Roman architecture, the Pantheon is a very imposing structure just a few blocks away from the Fontana di Trevi. Posted by Picasa

Il Gelato

This particular item of italian gastronomy will definitely be missed, authentic Gelati everywhere, and nowhere near as expensive as the crap I get here in the UK. Posted by Picasa

La Fontana e la Famiglia

 Posted by Picasa

La Fontana di Trevi

After a long hiatus whose responsibility is partly mine, and partly from the delays in settling down in London, I'm finally starting to post pictures from my trip to Italy. The trip itself was very interesting, and helped quench my longing for my parents (and travel partners). We arrived at Milan, and had to wait till the evening because Lufthansa managed to misplace my luggage in the next flight from Frankfurt, but that did not lower my spirits (just tire my patience a bit). Nevertheless, after a short stop at Reggello, we arrived at Rome, and went on to visit places. The first place of note was the Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain), which is this marvelous monument in this picture.
Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

King's College London

After a long hiatus in posting, I'm finally (sort of) settled in London, and re-starting my PhD at King's College. Things are awfully disorganised, but hopfully I will cope with them. Still have not posted the pictures from Italy, which is (partly) due to a corrupted CF card. Will try to sort that out at night.