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???