Leo and Riccardo. Both born on August 2. Twins de facto. And hopefully future good friends…
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Today we went to the MACRO, the Rome’s Contemporary Art Museum, to a photo exhibition dedicated to Steve McCurry. Even those who do not know McCurry by name, they must know him by fame: he is the author of the famous portrait of the Afghan girl with the green eyes that appeared on the National Geographic cover 17 years ago.
And have to say that the exhibition is really worth: literally a journey, made of more than 200 pictures taken over 30 years, through the colors, the cultures, the recent history of several countries - from Afghanistan to India, from Pakistan to Myanmar, to Kuwait, Cambodia, Tibet, and many many others - with, as guiding thread, human beings and the human condition.
With over 200 pictures displayed, it was difficult to pick our favourite one. Mathilde liked this one, taken in the Hunan Province in China, which portraits Buddhist monks on training. I had few that, for a reason or another, I liked very much - but the one that stroke me the most is this one, shot in Peru. The image on the web does not reproduce the dramatic power of the real photo, but I can assure you I shuddered in front of it.
If you are in Rome, we do recommend you to go before it ends - it is on until April 29. And if you come to visit us, we will be happy to take you to see it and to see it again... J
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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Monday, January 23, 2012
The world is small. No, we are not talking about Anne, our neighbour at the Dorchester House in DC, who came to visit us for a few days.
We are talking about Anne, who came to visit us for a few days, who - while wandering about Trastevere - accidentally met a friend of her from the US who had not met for more than two years.
The world is small indeed!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
So you can imagine how we felt when, today, we received the above letter that, in summary, says that our request for changing residency was rejected because, as per urban police’s verification, it resulted we were not living where we declared to.
But what the hell - you would say - didn’t you go to the urban police station? Didn’t you produce evidence of your residency? Didn’t they clear your case?
Yes, yes, yes.
But as in all self-respecting soap operas, as for all successful tv series, you need to find a way to keep the series going.
And so our change of residency saga continues. Until the next episode. Do keep on following us…
But do keep on posting your comments (although we can't respond for the moment, we do read them!), and we will respond as soon as the problem is solved. And do let us know if you are also facing similar problems.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
If it’s true that we can infer someone’s passion (or talent) since he or she is a baby, then we can hazard with a reasonable degree of certainty that Leo will excel in one discipline: base jumping.
Leo had his first jump during the Christmas holidays, not less than from the washing-machine. Landing: on the head. Unharmed.
And if the today's 85 cm will progressively increase to eventually become hundreds of metres, we can then anticipate that, almost certainly, Leo has a promising future as base-jumper…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Leo’s first Christmas
A very happy 2012!
After having covered the roads of half Italy and half France (a respectable Rome-Milan-La Borboule-Alassio-Rome - more than 3,000 km - in 12 days), les M&M’s are back in Rome (and back online).
We’ll post the stories and the pictures of the past couple of weeks in the coming days.
Again, a very happy 2012!