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News: A recent release: ‘Exploring Europe’ – Corsica is concerned !

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Anyone on their way to Europe, may be interested in this new release; within which you will find several of my articles on Corsica – I was kindly asked recently if they could be included, and am delighted they are! from the US: ‘Exploring Europe’
– may those concerned enjoy the read ..

 

http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Exciting-World-Book-Eight/…/
http://www.amazon.fr/Exploring-Exciting-World…/…/1935786962/

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‘Cistus’ – poem by Saveriu Paoli (1916)

storia di Corsica
Viscous cistus                                                                                                         
King of our beaches,
Clinging cistus
Bordering our threshing floors
Companion of our shepherds
Nowhere, does the beauty of your flowers not embellish
Come winter or summer, everywhere you are resplendent
– may he go to hell, he who sets you on fire (or burns you!)
May your essence never disappear
May you stretch and expand from mounts to marinas
Scatter and flower, flower and scatter,
Oh cistus, never cease to offer your colours and your energy
Viscous cistus, king of our maquis
Clinging cistus, bordering our threshing floors ..
So...
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For your information: a recent interview given by Let’s Talk About Corsica

Recently, Pari(s) sur la Corse interviewed Let’s Talk About Corsica – in French. Posting the interview for those who would like to learn more about the creation of my site; in other words, answers to the ‘why’, ‘how’, ‘who’ ‘where’ etc,.

Pari(s) sur la Corse deals with Corsican news, encounters, discoveries and motivated Corsicans undertaking new horizons.

I have attached their link below, for those who would like to read the article in full :

http://paris-sur-la-corse.com/interview-13-lets-talk-about-corsica/

 

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This could very well be the oldest image of San Fiurenzu (Saint Florent)

A rare picture, published just last January, which seems to be the oldest photograph of San Fiurenzu (Saint-Florent)  known to this day

                                                                                         Storia di San Fiurenzu (plus vieille image)


One notices immediately that the Strada Nova is not yet built (buildings built in the eighteenth century and are
now at several meters from the sea, but had once upon a time their feet in the water) – however, it will be achieved between 1892 and 1896 to facilitate trade through the port.


But what is most interesting is the presence in this photograph of the defensive system protecting the entrance to the village: “a torra” (right) supporting one of the city gates still operating in the 1860’s and defensive

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From Corti, the 33rd edition of their International Days – exposure of reflections

Alta FIf one relates to the signification of a ‘movement’, this is what can be said: ‘a group of people working together in order to advance their shared political, social or artistic ideas’ – now add the word ‘solidarity’ and mutual support within and without a group transpires – the whole significance renders a larger picture; one where we can at last fully grasp the depth involved, the search for comprehension, and desire for change. Reciprocity.
Gandhi once pronounced these words: ‘the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others ..’ noble words you may say; but, when really pondering on them one realises just where they can lead you to – unity, in every sense of the term.
This annual event, and 33rd edition organised by Corsica Libera, sees a large gathering ov...
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