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Home School: Archeologists Unearth Ancient Roman Mosaic Under a Vineyard via My Modern Met

June 7th, 2020 Comments off
Archeologists Unearth Ancient Roman Mosaic Under a Vineyard via My Modern Met

Thanks to Italy’s rich history, if you dig a little bit you’re sure to find something special—even in unexpected places. This was made clear in Verona, where the city has been excavating a privately owned vineyard since the fall. And now, their hard work has paid off as archaeologists have uncovered a pristine mosaic floor dating back to the 1st century CE.

It’s an incredible find in an area that’s long been recognized to house treasures from ancient Rome. In fact, according to local sources, the land was known to sit on top of Roman artifacts since at 19th century. Some mosaics, which are on display in a city museum, were already excavated from the site in the 1960s.

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Stroll Through Milano With These Posters and More! [For Sale]

April 19th, 2020 Comments off

Stroll Through Milano With These Posters and More! [For Sale]

Stroll Through Milano With These Posters and  More! [For Sale]

Strolling along the tree-lined boulevards of Milano on the way to the Brera District. 

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Risotto with Taleggio Cheese (and a Glass of Wine) with Friends via La Cucina Italiana

April 11th, 2020 Comments off
We love risotto and this sounds like an excellent variation to add to our Recipes In Rotation. While the Italians really don’t do macaroni and cheese, this seems a more than worthy substitute. — Douglas
 
You know summer’s over when it’s time to turn back the clock. All you can do is revel in whatever warmth is left and get ready for the arrival of winter. The warmth that never fades, though, comes from the pleasure of cooking for friends. You know those evenings when you’re all together, laughing and telling each other about your latest adventures in front of a good glass of wine? On those evenings there’s no dish better than a risotto. Specifically, a risotto with Taleggio, a rich and creamy cheese, which gives a velvety softness to every dish. It’s a full meal, delicious and satisfying, perfect with a glass of full-bodied but elegant red, like a Pinot Noir or a Barolo.
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Streets of Milan in Watercolor via Instagram

January 22nd, 2020 Comments off

Oaks Leaves In Sicily Watercolor Exclusively From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

December 30th, 2019 Comments off

Holiday Gift Guide 2019 19: Memories of Milan Throw Blankets and More! [For Sale]

November 19th, 2019 Comments off

Holiday Gift Guide 2019 19: Memories of Milan Throw Blankets and More! [For Sale]

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Milan made a great impression on me. We have visited Sicily to see the family many times, and Rome once, but Milan was something quite different. It was cosmopolitan but historical — a large city that felt like a small town — busy but calm — overwhelming yet welcoming. It was one of those cities I felt I could live in, which can’t be said for many of the places I visit. — Douglas

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019 02: Temple of Castor and Pollux in Watercolor Tote Bag

November 2nd, 2019 Comments off

I don’t want to push Thanksgiving out it’s proper holiday alignment (see some Autumn/Thanksgiving products here!), but I know that the hunt for holiday gifts starts now. In that vein, I will be offering up some of my favorite items from my Redbubble store over the next few weeks. I hope you can find some excellent gifts for friends and family within. — Douglas


Holiday Gift Guide 2019 02:: Temple of Castor and Pollux in Watercolor Tote Bag

This painting always brings back fond memories of our Sicilian family and the trip they took upon to the Valle dei Tempi in Agrigento, Sicily. This is an amazing collection of Greek temples, many still in excellent condition (considering their age.) This particular scene is not original to the site, but rather assembled from various pieces the early archeologists found lying about. Their science and ideals weren’t quite fully formed when this was created, but it certainly makes a striking photo and painting.

You can see many more of my photos from this trip in this album

Valle dei Templi Panorama

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019 02:: Temple of Castor and Pollux in Watercolor Tote Bag

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Fish Pond, Villa Reale di Monza, Italy via Instagram

October 11th, 2019 Comments off

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Goldfish in the pond outside the King’s Palace in Monza

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Gateway via Instagram

October 10th, 2019 Comments off

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Recipe: Cacio e Pepe Pasta Pie via spoon fork bacon

October 3rd, 2019 Comments off
Yum! I love Cacio e Pepe and this sounds and looks like a great way to mix things up a bit. I DO love those crunchy edges. Ummm…nibble-y bits! — Douglas
 
I love love love Cacio e Pepe. Cheese and pepper with pasta, it’s like the pasta version of grilled cheese. Simple and delicious, and you don’t really need to mess with it. We however decided to slightly mess with it. We made it into pasta pie. I love this because you get some crispy pasta on the top, but on the inside you still get all that gooey cheesy sauce. It’s a pretty great combo. Enjoy!
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