4 days in london

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Yes: London again! I was so happy the few days I spent there and I also got the luck to catch the last incredibly hot and sunny days of the english summer

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I stayed at a wonderfully located friend’s apartment, just above a nice and busy street food market

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finally got to eat a proper english breakfast

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spent a lot of time looking at the legs of the Greylag gooses of St.James Park… they look amazing!!!! Something in between an alien thing and a slice of ham

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wandered around the Victoria Station area, which is quickly changing and now looks like a gigantic construction site

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and strolled down the canal from Little Venice to Notting Hill…

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London_King’s Cross Station / S.Road / Victoria / St.James Park / Paddington Branch Canal / Portobello Road with the illustrations by Fiona Hawthorne

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back in paris

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Hello everyone!

Ok, I haven’t posted for more than a week but I was busy-busy or just away… expect some highlights from two amazing european capitals coming soon in the following posts :)

I’m also super excited about a few new projects that are about to start and that I hope to share with you soon!

What about you? What are your plans for the new season?

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carnia corners

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A few corners of some small quiet villages between the mountains of Carnia.

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It is not the first time I visit these villages in the summer as I’m in love with their simplicity and vintage feel: you may have already seen a few pictures I posted here and here (actually I just realized I already photographed and posted the picture of the same board here above!)

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What I most love about Carnia is its rustic vibe: almost no hotels around in its tiny villages, but I discovered that you can book your staying in a proper local home through the Albergo Diffuso (Scattered Hotel)

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Comeglians / Maranzanis / Povolaro_Carnia

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old mountain souvenirs

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This was the house were I spent so many summers as a child.

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A few things have changed now, but there are so many corners in this village that are becoming ruins of a bygone era…

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And what about snails? I think this must be an incredibly special year for them because on my mountain trip I saw lots of snails everywhere!

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Laggio di Cadore

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monet’s church

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Still in Giverny: the church of Sainte Radegonde hosts the little cemetery were Claude Monet and his family are buried. The rain made it look even more melancholic.

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The interior of the Romanesque church is beautifully simple: here below a close-up of a wall painting and the statues of Saint Quentin and Saint Louis d’Anjou.

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Giverny_Cimetière de Giverny / Eglise Sainte Radegonde

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giverny is a living painting

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I went to visit the village that became famous as the location of Claude Monet’s garden and home on a rainy day of summer a couple of years ago. Then this post has been procrastinated for so long because I couldn’t choose between the thousand of pictures I took there: everything in this place is so aesthetic that it looks like a photographic setting,

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it really breathes art and beauty.

I was invited by a parisian girl I just met the day before to join her and an art-loving couple of friends for a birthday-surprise picnic in Giverny: isn’t this more than welcoming after just a month in Paris? We shared this wonderful day (the rain didn’t bother us much) and became friends: I feel so lucky to have met such great people here :)

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These below are some corners of the Clos Normand, Monet’s garden.

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I really can’t imagine how much gardening work it may demand keeping all these plants and flowers in such perfect condition.

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The Water Garden host the famous water lilies that are captured on so many Monet’s paintings.

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Walking through Monet’s house and garden made us feel like we were becoming part of an impressionist artwork,

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then on the way back home we realized how even the little streets around the village are invaded by flamboyant flowers: there must be some magic going on in Giverny.

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