Sunday, July 12, 2020

Saturday, July 11, 2020


Oh my God!
How do I tell them?!?

Friday, July 10, 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020


Ladies and Gents, Captain Philip speaking...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020


Time to call the Passengers and give them disembarking instructions...

Saturday, July 4, 2020


None of the above. It is the (inauspicious) cry of the owl.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020


Alarm?!? This is a Foghorn!
Foghorn?!? Where is the fog? It is so clear... we can see America!
It is the Pilot Ship!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Hey! Hey!! Turn off that alarm!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2020


I just hope it never happens that I have to wear one of THOSE masks!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020


And I saw a large group of Japanese wearing health masks! Awful!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


And yet, Dear Diary, a few years ago I was at FCO, Rome's airport. The Fukushima disaster had just happened...

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020


I have a soft spot for masks.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020


This time I intend to visit the Puppet's Museum. There is a great collection of masks.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Dear Diary, in a few hours we shall be in Lisbon...

Sunday, June 14, 2020

796 Drinking On It

To know more about the old planets and the new future, it is useful to (re) read *The Betrothed* by Alessandro Manzoni, especially chapters XXXI-XXXVII (31-37).

Saturday, June 13, 2020


To the new future!
To the old planets!

Friday, June 12, 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020


Oh! Mr Tony, nice to see you. Care for a sparkling glass?

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Yet, what Mr Tony said, bothers me greatly...

Monday, June 8, 2020

Thinking of Rome: 4, Er Carciofo (The Artichoke)

Artichoke. Graphite and pastel-pencils on canvas board // 20 x 20 cm (8" x 8" inches).

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020


Oh, Hell! Let us face this boredom bravely.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020


Do I have any business in this town? No! I do not!!
Are there any coffee/cocoa/etc. fields to buy? No, there are not!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Hum hum hum... Lisbon? Lisbon?? Hum hum hum... Lisbon... so what???

Sunday, May 31, 2020

794 Fado!

Listen to *Sempre que Lisboa canta* by Carlos Ramos.

Saturday, May 30, 2020


I begin to feel the taste!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020


Ah! Yes...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Hum hum hum... How did that song go? Hum hum hum...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Boat under Moonlight

Silver point on coated paper; 14,5 x 10,5 cm / 5.7" x 4.1" inches

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020


Never been there? Oh! You will love Lisbon!! Such a charming city!!! It has fine museums, beautiful gardens and, everywhere, a sweet scent of poetry...

Friday, May 22, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020


Aah... Lisbon! I can't wait to visit again!!
I have never been there.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Raffaellus, our ship, is now beyond Gibraltar and heading to Lisbon...

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Οὐρανός καὶ Γαῖα (Uranus and Gaea)

Testing colours on a rainy day
Watercolours on canvas board; 5 x 5 cm 2" x 2" inches.