Tag Archives: Resilience

Rome – still the great beauty?

More on the difficulty of balancing ancient and modern – in Rome and beyond. A piece in The Independent prompted by recent complaints from Tommaso Pincio in/on the Eternal City. It also¬†brought this story from 2010 to mind – ‘commercialising … Continue reading

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The Oldest City – 7,000 Years Young

The ‘truly ancient’ Phoenician city of Byblos (noted briefly in an earlier post). An excellent piece on piece on life in this beautiful Lebanese site – the challenges of living in an ‘age-old and modern’ city, 7,000 years old!

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The World’s 10 Riskiest Cities

Although this site is an ‘academic’ exercise, we must always remember the human stories behind the examples of endurance we note. Think of others and the hard lives so many lead – even still – as depicted in this piece … Continue reading

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