The Art of Travel

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Few things are as exciting as the idea of travelling somewhere far from home. Somewhere with better weather, more interesting customs and more inspiring landscapes. So why are we so often dissatisfied with the reality of travel? In "The Art of Travel ...Continua
Patrick Colgan
Ha scritto il 18/12/15
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Lo scorso luglio fu molto condiviso su Facebook un video intitolato ‘Viaggiare è inutile, statevene a casa’ (se lo cercate su google lo trovate subito). Molti lo commentarono senza nemmeno guardarlo e si scatenarono discussioni anche accese: si era s...Continua
Ha scritto il 24/08/13

人不快樂唯一的原因就是 不知如何靜靜地待在自己的房間

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Ha scritto il 10/04/10

A good book that uses 18th and 19th century artists and travelers with relevance to the Authors travels. The reasons why we travel and what we see.

Ha scritto il 08/01/10
All about art and travel
Great read when you are visiting a place, or is planning to visit a place mentioned in the book. The author weave together his feelings and the arts that represent the place. A bit abstract, but if you are a lover of art and travel, you should give...Continua

Ha scritto il Nov 11, 2008, 14:40
'How vain painting is, exciting admiration by its resemblance to things of which we do not admire the originals' (Pensees, 40).It Struck me as awkwardly true that I had not much admired Provence before I began to study its depiction in Van Gogh's wor
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Ha scritto il Nov 11, 2008, 14:19
(Van Gogh) 'Good Lord, I have seen things by certain painters that did not do justice to the subject at all,' he exclaimed. 'There is plenty for me to work on here.'
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Ha scritto il Nov 10, 2008, 14:33
My receptivity to the scene lasted only a minute..........I was waiting in a traffic jam, oppressed by cares, and the trees came back to me, pushing aside a raft of meetings and unanswered correspondence and asserting themselves in my consciousness....Continua
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Ha scritto il Nov 10, 2008, 14:31
.......and then we fell silent and I looked out across a field to a clump of tress by a stream. There were a host of different colours in the trees, sharp gradations of green, as if someone had fanned out samples from a colour chart. These trees seem...Continua
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Ha scritto il Nov 10, 2008, 14:29
The poet (Wordsworth) accused cities of fostering a family of life-destroying emotions anxiety about our position in the social hierarchy, envy at the success of others, pride and a desire to shine in the eyes of strangers. City dwellers had no persp...Continua
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