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Mise Tales Forty-Six

For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. As mentioned earlier on the front page of my website, any photos or cartoons, or short bits of information, when it is removed from the front page, will also be included again later in the next next Misc Tales posting. That way you can keep track […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Four

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Jaw-dropping animated video on overfishing… It’s time for change!  ****************************  The Costa Concordia rests on its side on the morning of January 14, 2012 (click for larger photo)  Yes, it is a photo of the Costa Concordia, aground on the rocks, but […]

Lighthouses Visible in the Costa Concordia Disaster

 The Costa Concordia rests on its side on the morning of January 14, 2012 (click for larger photo) Yes, it is a photo of the Costa Concordia aground on the rocks but did anyone notice the lighthouse in the photo under which the lifeboats are all clustered? It is one of two lights guarding the […]

The Widow’s Walk and a House Rental called ‘Lighthouse Watch’

What is a Widow’s Walk? It is definitely not a new dance! I will give you a hint – It is a fixture built onto a house. It was prevalent in the days of sailing ships, both in Italy where it originated as a style of architecture, and also in eastern American houses on the […]

Italy Still Has Manned Lighthouses

THE TWILIGHT OF ITALY’S LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS Italy will still need lighthouses. But with new technology, lighthouse keepers are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Already just 62 of the country’s 161 “faros” have actual human operators. Lighthouse in Vieste, Italy (Roby Ferrari)  By Fabio Pozzo LA STAMPA/Worldcrunch More on this story here. (Possible)Related posts: […]