"L'anno scorso ho scoperto la Finlandia; ho cominciato quest'anno scoprendo Firenze. Dopo tutto, è una questione di ordine alfabetico. Tutto ciò ben si addice alla mia nevrosi, che unisce ambizioni enciclopediche e manie rigorosamente metodiche. Prima della Giamaica dovrebbe venire la Francia" Giorgio Manganelli.
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giovedì 27 febbraio 2014

The ruins of the Yuen-Ming Yuen

In 1747  father Giuseppe Castiglione (S.J.) and father Michel Benoist (S.J.) were asked by the Manchu emperor Qian Long to design the Yuen-Ming Yuen in Beijing.
The Yuen-Ming Yuen stands now as a ruin to blame ignorant foreigners.  In 1860 the beautiful palace was sacked and burned by French and British troops. V.Hugo wrote: "'Two robbers breaking into a museum, devastating, looting and burning, leaving laughing hand-in-hand with their bags full of treasures; one of the robbers is called France and the other Britain.”

Ucraina: le guerre del novecento non sono ancora finite

Franz Ferdinand's uniform

domenica 9 febbraio 2014

Wu Yao-Chung 1962

Bacon nel suo studio

Father B.Gracian (S.J.) on Imagination

"Keep the Imagination under Control;
sometimes correcting, sometimes assisting it.

For it is all-important for our happiness, and

even sets the reason right. It can tyrannise,

and is not content with looking on, but

influences and even often dominates life,

causing it to be happy or burdensome according

to the folly to which it leads. For it

makes us either contented or discontented with

ourselves. Before some it continually holds

up the penalties of action, and becomes the

mortifying lash of these fools. To others it

promises happiness and adventure with blissful

delusion. It can do all this unless the most

prudent self-control keeps it in subjection"