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Funeral Baked Meats

They don’t seem to be worrying about the alleged carcinogenic qualities of processed meat in Italy. I have never seen so many hams in one place in my life. And they are available in nice sweaty little packs for those … Continue reading

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White Founts Falling in the Courts of the Sun

There are a lot of drinking water fountains in Florence. And some of them have been there for a long time. This one, near the San Lorenzo market, has lost its nose, presumably by the long term erosion of water … Continue reading

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Cracking Sugar in Heaven

  I’ve just discovered the poems of Rumi embarrassingly late in life. And the line  “The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar as we laugh together, you and I.” reminded me of these beautiful parrots from the great fireplace at Hospitalfield … Continue reading

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