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, 18 February 2020
Friday, 14 February 2020
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
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"!
Simone Cerri, 4^C Linguistico
Sunday, 2 February 2020
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
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.
Monday, 27 January 2020
Friday, 24 January 2020
Thursday, 23 January 2020
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.
Monday, 20 January 2020
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.