I had the pleasure of meeting Jean-Louis Rossi recently, President of our newly created ‘Think Tank’ here in Ajaccio – an academic, and Professor of Physics in the university in Corti – an...
Monthly Archives May 2015
At about an hours walk from Lake Melu (Melo), one can find the Grotelle sheep pens at 1370m (Restonica Valley), which were traditionally used as a stopover by herdsmen and their herds. Wonderful scenery of surrounding peaks can be observed (Chiostru + Monte Rotondu), as this is trekking country too, at the end of the Restoniza Gorge – and of course for the cheese lovers, homemade cheese can be found there.
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– notable words expressed by Kennedy, from which hope and energy is drawn, allowing each individual to bear in mind the relevance of our acts.
Naturally, a certain retrospection is absolutely necessary here, in order to examine developments, and...
Although the podesta and annalist Giovani Banchero boasted about the abundance of fountains in Bastia and the quality of their water, over the XIX century the shortage during the summer season often struck; and this obliged the municipality to look into the matter. In 1833, they decide to repair the Ficaghjola fountain. Bastia started to feel the effects of drought at the beginning of March, 1835. This is why it was forbidden to draw from the public fountains, other than for domestic use. The bakers, builders and sailors had to go to Ficaghjola or Mulinu Biancu. In August 1844, the problem with pipelines for several fountains of the town had arrived to a crucial point...Read More
‘I admit that my youth was defiled by participating in the conquest of Corsica; but, I believe to be even more obliged to repair what my reason reproaches as an injustice to this generous people. A proclamation pronounced the death penalty against Corsicans who defended their homes, and for which the love of freedom had them flee. I ask you, would it be your justice and the kindness of the king that would keep them away from their country and punish by death their return to their homeland ?’
Honoré-Gabriel Riqueti de Mirabeau (1749-1791)
Speech at the National Assembly
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