Il giovane Holden
The books that leave me breathless persons who when they have finished you would like the author was able to call your friend whenever you like.
The young Holden
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For four years now, we have been living in the country-side of Italy. I continue to find it amazing how large of adaily influence the English language has on Italian life.
Whether it be TV, music, or film. The root of most if not all entertainment is English.
As an American I ask myself why would Italian people be interested in
learing the English language?
English is an international language, speaking english fluently
will boost your job perspects, and when one travels it is the international common language.
*400 million people speak english vocabulary as a mother-tongue
*English is the most widely used languae for international business
*700 million people speak english as a foreign language
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Why was there so much traffic, helicopters, and security out the wazoo? Our little town of Pennabilli had a visitor on Sunday, June the 19th, 2011.
It was not ordinary visitor, it was Pope Benedetto XVI!
It was interesting to see the Pope in front of the church were my husband and I exchanged our wedding vows, and the church where both our boys were baptized.
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele- Pennabilli
Domenica, 19 giugno 2011
These are some photos of masks displayed in the Fortress San Leo. I will post later photos of my trip in the amazing historical Fortress.
This masks made of metal were used mainly for women who were said to be "loud" and eccentric men, condemned to be ridiculed in public. The most extravagant forms, often faces or body parts of animals were masks that were fitted which contained spikes or other elements and often caused severe laceration to the mouth and tongue.
This mask was used as a device to keep one silent in the trial or torture victims, they were gagged in this way and also burned at the stake.
This mask is made of leather, it was used to protect doctors from plague when visiting infected patients. It contains two holes for the nostrils, the eyes are protected by two small windows, inside the beak the doctor would place balsamic perfumes and ointments.