Blog archives for November, 2015


Archive for November, 2015

A new word – borseggiatore

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

I keep learning new words in Italian but this is one I will never forget. Borseggiatore means “pickpocket”. As you can see from the photo below, it can happen anywhere. I think that this photo from the web is probably New York. I learned this the hard way. I travel a lot by bus so […]

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The necessities of life

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Each time I go to Bologna I buy another moka (or sometimes moca). Also they are called various other things here. macchinetta (little machine) or caffettieria. In any case, by now I have a pretty sizable collection so I thought that this time I’d just buy something very cheap and function and leave it here […]

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The Photography Exhibit

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

In front of the library there has been for some time a temporary structure with signs on it saying “Foto/Industria”. It’s easy to guess that this is “Industrial photography”. I had largely ignored it since I’m not much of a museum goer but a new friend that I met doing volunteering in the library urged […]

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