The location for history buffs. Set right next to the Duomo (it was actually built over a small cemetery) on the corner of Ortigia’s central Piazza and Via Roma a narrow pedestrianised cobbled street which follows the route of the ancient Via Sacra, linking the ancient Greek temples of Apollo and Athena. Those of a more hedonistic bent will appreciate being at the hub of Ortigia’s glamorous evening passeggiata, when its citizens don their finery and stroll out to see and be seen.
The C59 is the flagship model but, at about 3,500 for the frame alone, it could end up costing more than 7,000 with the kind of equipment worthy of the frame. Those without that kind of spare cash should consider the ACR, an entry level carbon frame that is based on the higher spec M10, giving it race ready geometry. It will put you back about 2,000 for the full bike..
We went a few days early to just get use to the time zone and yea. That didn happen. We found ourselves waking up at 2:00 am every morning and not being able to go back to sleep! lol. At last, we come to the ideal book for the nature nerd on your list: The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature by David George Haskell. He too, is a biology professor who chooses to sit for hours at a time observing one square meter of old growth Tennessee forest on the Cumberland Plateau. He calls it his “mandala” which he explains is “a re creation of the path of life, the cosmos, and the enlightenment of Buddha.
I work in a field where I get to meet a lot of really great people. It isn rare that I find someone who loves food as much as I do, but to find a kindred spirit who thinks about it night and day and loves nothing more than talking about it is unique. When I sat down next to Alexis at a lunch, we were excitedly chatting about her recent meal at Mas (Farmhouse) almost immediately, with her showing me pictures on her phone.
Holt narrator of the NBC News documentary “Hope Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media,” which debuted March 24 said the extensive television coverage of “MLK50” is fitting because King understood “the power of television. He understood the power of imagery. He knew how powerful it was to see people stand there in a nonviolent protest and be met with violence.”.
Official opposition faded when the General Assembly responding to what the newspaper called “whirlwind lobbying” from Willis and others approved $4.4 million for the museum. The city and county then kicked in $2.2 million. The hotel finally was shut down, with Jacqueline Smith, the last tenant, to be evicted.