Histourism: Tintern Abbey

Yesterday I visited the famous Tintern Abbey in the southeast of Wales, close to the border with England. The first time I ever heard of it was during my Bachelor's when we studied William Wordsworth's poem "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: One day in Paris

Whenever I'm in Paris, I always think of Paul Verlaine, one of my favourite poets, who wrote the following lines: "Quais de Paris! Beaux souvenirs! J'étais agile, J'étais, sinon bien riche, à mon aise, en ces temps... J'étais jeune et j'avais des goûts très militants, Tel, un bon iconographobibliophile." "Paris down by the Seine--memories! I... Continue Reading →

Today, while I was on my lunch break, I walked past a little glass cabinet which functions as a tiny library. People are invited to leave old books there and to take others for free. This afternoon I found Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls and a Dutch translation of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers. When I... Continue Reading →

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