Monthly Archives May 2015

I Chjassi di u Cumunu : The Righteousness of Common Paths

11357342_673914072738073_6873813337509664713_oHaven’t we often heard the words ‘Think Tank‘ being pronounced from reading an article or two, or maybe even having attended an organised meeting in our respective cities. Whatever the case, let us shed some light on what exactly this represents today.
‘A club or think tank brings together around a person or a political or social movement of people interested in public life.’ Basically we could say, those who are interested in preparing a certain future, through reflection and action. Obviously, if preparation is in question, this would imply that the present state of affairs is not acceptable.

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...

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Sheep pens at Grotelle, a stopover amidst some of our impressive peaks

Photographies Luc Gavoche bergeries de G

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.



Photo credit: Photographies Luc Gavroche Copyright ©

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History divulges resistant fighters through ‘Resistance’

Fred S‘Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance’

– 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...

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Over the XIX century, shortage of water in Bastia was a preoccupying problem

The recurrent problems of water during the XIX century.

Bastia Tempi Fà l'eau bisAlthough 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...

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Mirabeau’s speech, at the National Assembly and meaningful words ..

Storia di Corsica to translate‘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

Source: Storia di Corsica Copyright ©

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