Posts Tagged ‘Milan’

Paulo Coelho in Duomo di Milano

October 27, 2013

Talk given by Paulo Coelho in Duomo di Milano, 23 October 2013.

Paulo Coelho onorato presso il Duomo di Milano, pieno di appassionati, per raggiungere 10 milioni di libri venduti in Italia.

On Sunday, ie today, The Alchemist marked 275 weeks in the New York Times Best Seller list, not bad for a slim volume first published 25 years ago.

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European Vacation 2012

June 17, 2012
Grand Canal Venice -- Canaletto

Grand Canal Venice — Canaletto

The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute -- Canaletto

The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute — Canaletto

Incredible film footage by Brian Wilson.

London, the Eurostar train, then Milan, then Venice.

I flew to Venice in March then train to Bassano del Grappa, then back to Venice, an hour, then left.

May, I flew over Venice, before that Istanbul, then over the Alps.

The architecture and mountain scenery of northern Italy is very much that I found in Bassano del Grappa.

Excellent the way Brian Wilson captures the spirit of Venice. Looking down the Grand Canal, the scene could be straight out of a painting by Canaletto.

It never occurred to me to travel Eurostar to Venice until I was in Venice and saw the Eurostar trains.

Top Story in Veni Vidi Vici (Sunday 17 June 2012).