Uprooting the remains of dead olive trees in the countryside of Ugento.
Until a few centuries ago, Venice had only a few bridges, and its people moved around in rowing boats, as many of them still do today. Manoeuvering a boat in the narrow canals of the city or on the shallow waters of the surrounding Venetian lagoon is definitely not easy, and you really have to look at where the boat is going if you don’t want to bump into a wall or god forbid, into an expensive gondola.
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.
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.