Wednesday, 19 February 2020

DISCOVERING LISBON

Risultato immagini per lisbona

Risultato immagini per lisbona

Risultato immagini per lisbona

Portugal’s capital is bursting with culture and great places to eat, stay and party. There is a wide glittering river, limpid skies, steep cobbled streets, palaces, churches (and a castle, of course), tiles in pink, mint and indigo, and cheap, fresh, grilled sardines to eat outside a tasca (bar) in the sun. It’s a place so beautiful you can’t believe people are using it to live in. And Lisbon is decidedly lively. Read here

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

A LETTER TO KOBE BRYANT

Risultato immagini per kobe from behind

Dear Kobe,

I still can’t believe what happened. Nobody believes it. Yet, that’s it! You died leaving a gaping hole in the whole world. The fact is that you were not just an incredibly brilliant professional basketball player who took the ball and scored. No, you were a “legend”.  You have always been, on and off the pitch. You have always been a fantastic person, with a bright smile, ready to laugh and make people   laugh. 
But why you, Kobe? Why, among all the wicked people in the world, did you depart this life? Probably the only wrong thing  you did  was  to  tell the referee to go to hell in various languages!  You died with your beloved daughter Gigi, leaving your wife Vanessa and three other beautiful girls in despair.  
I can’t understand your tragic death! Your absence is enormous for everyone, in the same way as the Staples Center missed your dunks when you retired from basketball in 2016. Your relationship with basketball was unique! It is amazing to think of all the records you beat:  the only player in NBA history who scored 60 points in his last game, the youngest player who won the Slam Dunk Contest, the only player in NBA history to score at least 600 points in the postseason for three consecutive years, the youngest player to start in an NBA All-Star game at the age of 19 years,  the only basketballer who won an Oscar in 2018 for his contributions to "Dear Basketball,'' an animated short about his relationship to the game. I think that’s enough, even if there are so many other  records …
It is the moment to say goodbye. Without a doubt,  you will continue to live in the heart of every person who loves sports, you will always  be a source of inspiration for many young people, but above all you will continue to be a “legend”. And do you know why you will never be forgotten? Simply because "Legends Never Die"!
#mambaforever 
#alwaysKobe

Simone Cerri, 4^C Linguistico


Wednesday, 29 January 2020

THE DEATH OF KOBE BRYANT

Risultati immagini per kobe bryant

Risultati immagini per kobe bryant and obama

Kobe Bryant, the five-time NBA champion who defined decades of basketball as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California last Sunday. He was 41 years old.  His 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant also died in the crash. He is survived by his wife Vanessa Laine Bryant and their three daughters Natalia, Bianca, and Capri, who was born in June 2019.
Read here.

Monday, 27 January 2020

27 GENNAIO - GIORNATA DELLA MEMORIA



La Giornata della Memoria non serve solo a commemorare quei milioni di persone uccise crudelmente e senza nessuna pietà ormai quasi 80 anni fa. Serve a ricordare che ogni giorno esistono tante piccole discriminazioni verso chi ci sembra diverso da noi. Spesso noi stessi ne siamo gli autori, senza rendercene conto. Leggi qui.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

L'ILLUMINISMO A MILANO

Risultati immagini per il caffè pietro verri

Il Caffè, rivista uscita in settantaquattro numeri, uno ogni dieci giorni, tra il giugno 1764 e il maggio 1766, raccolse intorno a sé i maggiori intellettuali dell’Illuminismo milanese. Fondata da Pietro Verri, ad essa facevano capo i membri dell’Accademia dei Pugni. Leggi qui.
La rivista si riallaccia ai periodici inglesi  The Spectator e The Tatler ed è presentata come il risultato delle discussioni tenute in un caffè (fittizio) gestito dal greco Demetrio.

Monday, 20 January 2020

GRAFFITI: ART OR VANDALISM?

Risultati immagini per famous graffiti banksy

Graffiti is one of the best manifestations of contemporary art. It consists in writing or drawing everything you want on a wall or another surface. Graffiti ranges from simple words to elaborate drawings or paintings.

Graffiti has existed since cavemen began telling their stories through their drawings on cave walls;  people utilized graffiti as a form of worship in ancient Egypt and at the time of the Roman Empire. Nowadays graffiti artists use spray paints and marker pens and they embellish decaying urban areas.

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