We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's a quick water taxi ride from Orta San Giulio to Isola di San Giulio. The basilica on the tiny island was first built in 926 but has had many revisions and renovations since then. It's part of an active Benedictine monastery.
Most interesting to me were the frescoes, which ranged in age from early medieval to Renaissance. This one, on a pillar, looked Byzantine in influence. I was sure I took more fresco photos, but I don't find them on my camera. Maybe I spaced out.
I just came upon a very nice glossy quarterly called River & Shore, published by Shore Line Newpapers in Guilford, CT 203-453-2711. Unfortunately, they have no web presence, yet.
Great photography and stories about the CT shore east of New Haven.
A River Reborn - nice pics of old boats
A Life Before the Masst - About the schooner Quinnipiak, out of New Haven
The Fish finders - Four of the best charter captains
The Amazing Comer - captain George Comers exploits in Hudson Bay
A story about a restoration by Duo Dickinson - a pretty good architect in a town full of them
Thank you for your interest in River & Shore. I am the editor of the publication, and we are working on setting up a Web site soon. Our second edition will appear next week. We distribute free throughout Middlesex County and along the Connecticut shore from Mystic to Milford.
If there's anything else you'd like to know, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org