Category Archives: places

About the necessity of public benches


Who, today, will sit on this bench, ready to receive new stories, the emotion of tears and stealthy hands, regrets and hopes, homelessness and the insolence of seagulls, while watching the ocean.


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granada5Farther inland,  is the beautiful city of Granada, located 780 meters above the sea. I am fortunate to spend a few days in the Albayzin, the old neighborhood facing the famous palace Al ‘hambra. In this district the small winding streets, where one can get lost very easily, literally and figuratively, it is sometimes easy to imagine how people lived there a few centuries ago. Small businesses arise around every street, in long narrow buildings where goods are packed. Small tapas and good wine affluence only add to the charm of this little corner of the past that has managed to survive this far. Here, pedestrians are kings and big monstrous cars are struggling to make their way through the narrow streets where walkers will not easily give way.