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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a stroll along the zurichsee

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Of course we are in Zürich: with 4.- chf you can enter the peaceful oasis of the China Garden and watch from under the pagodas the pollen of the trees floating on the breeze and the koi fish swimming quietly just above the water surface, as in a perfect coreography. Than back to the Zürich lake, for free (drinks not included).

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