53 Brentwood Blog

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

That is a great picture!

Saturday, February 19, 2005

53 Counseling Services

53 Counseling Services
Originally uploaded by jadedturtle.
I took this while on my trip across the country. I saw the 53 and the Crisis Counseling sign and knew it would be perfect for this site.

It fits in so well.

I just forgot to post it. So here it is.

If I ever redesign the site, this will most likely be the logo.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's day

and don't forget those who love you.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Antonio and Paola ...

have now a sister!
Eleonora. Born yesterday.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Giulio and the gem in the navel of Europe. 3.

If Switzerland has a counterculture, it lives in the clubs and cafés of Lausanne, a fact which – odd though it seems – lies broadly within the city’s long tradition of fostering intellectual and cultural innovation. From medieval times, Lausanne has stood at the Swiss cultural avant-garde. Back then, the cathedral crowned the city the most influential of the region; it still sits resplendant on an Old Town hill, the country’s most impressive Gothic monument. After the Reformation, students flocked to Lausanne’s pioneering university, and in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, restless Romantics sought and found inspiration in the setting and the life of Lausanne. It remains a grand-looking city, full of shuttered foursquare mansions and ritzy shopping streets, and with its own glamorous lakeside resort of Ouchy; but, despite the looks, there are few cities in Europe that so actively value and support the pleasure principle. For decades, the municipality has generously subsidized art and culture of all shades, resulting in a range of festivals, live music, clubs, theatre, opera and dance to rival a more sluggish metropolis ten times bigger than 300,000-strong Lausanne. It would be an exaggeration to say you could find anything you wanted in Lausanne, but the happy combination of a long tradition of cultural experimentation, open and willing audiences and chunky public subsidies gives the city’s arts and entertainment a refreshing breadth.


Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Each life

Each life converges to some centre
Expressed or still;
Exists in every human nature
A goal,

Admitted scarcely to itself, it may be,
Too fair
For credibility’s temerity
To dare.

Emily Dickinson, Life, LXI.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Paola, Antonio e zio Giulio

Originally uploaded by giulio_.

but you cannot see zio Giulio here, since he's taking the picture...