-Necro-forestry in Salento

View this post on Instagram A post shared by János Chialá (@janosino) The owner of this field signed a contract with a firm, which also operates the largest olive oil mill in the area, to have all of his trees eradicated, ground into chipped wood and shipped to a biomass power plant in Calabria, some 500 km away, a sorry ending for these majestic trees that used to be the pride of the region.

-Paris Contrebasses

The home of string instruments in Paris is Rue de Rome (Rome Street), where most of the French capital’s luthiers are based. Some sell Guarnieri violins for huge sums of money, some design experimental cellos and Bruno Brette makes and repairs double basses in his “Paris Contrebasses” workshop, at Rue de Rome 47.