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Duomo, Milan

During the weekend spent in Milan for the fashion week, I found little time to have a look inside Duomo, Milan Cathedral, the biggest church of Italy, after S. Peter in Rome. Probably it’s not the first thing to do in…

Grey Gardens

“It’s very difficult to keep the line between the past and the present.” Little Edie Grey Gardens is the name of a run down estate located at 3 West End Road, East Hampton (New York). It’s a big mansion of…

Witchy inspiration

Luisa Casati by Man Ray, 1922 A bunch of pictures that inspires me lately: Luisa Casati, first and foremost, for her obsession for occultism. She used to hang around with a crystall ball in both hands; Ouija Board, a “magic” board with…

The Alchemical Door

Today, if you visit Piazza Vittorio in Rome, you can see throught the railing, an exceptional building: what remains of the unique testimony of alchemical crafting in 17th century: the Alchemical door. It’s a marble door with jewish, latin and egyptian incriptions,…