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Locked down but not out in Italy

Singing from the balconies! One nice thing about this crisis ... solidarity! “Guess you’re not living like a tourist anymore,” was the funny, truthful and somewhat gut-wrenching message of a friend the day the lockdown in Italy began. Today is day 6. My beloved Italia has been hit hard with the COVID19 epidemic. With the second largest elderly population in the world, the epidemic has meant a disproportionate amount of deaths in the country. So though I haven’t been worried about contracting it myself, this isn’t about me or someone like me who, if contracted it would probably have a sucky couple of weeks and then recover. It is about if someone like me contracted it and then spread it to a person with a complicated health history or an elderly person with a weakened immune system. Eerily orderly: Lines for the grocery store, each person one meter apart In a country with no concept (and no physical room really) for personal space, and in a city with reproachable hygie

Christmas-y Copenhagen

You know from my last post that I love Christmas, and while the day itself might be over, the Christmas season is not. Here are the Copenhagen and Christmas market pictures I promised to draw out the season a little more.

Vodroffsvej street, Copenhagen

Town Hall with Christmas tree

Downtown decor

Tivoli Amusement Park at Christmas


Tivoli- Winter wonderland

Tivoli Gate

Kremlin @ Tivoli

Glogg, gluhwein and meat-rich food

No trip is complete without snow!


  1. This is a really good set of images, especially 'Tivoli-Winter Wonderland', and the last, untitled picture (reminds me of Amsterdam).


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