A poem, full of snow and silence, from Piemonte

https://videopress.com/v/n27CTSd2?preloadContent=metadata It just keeps snowing here in Piemonte. It would appear Covid has been good for the climate. The roads are used less, there are fewer cars on the roads yet plenty of tractors to be seen. Everyone, except for us, seems to have a tractor because we are surrounded by farmers; tending to their [...]

The Materialists, The Cultural Creatives, The Social and Ecological Progressives and The Traditionalists

I wonder where you're heading...personally, I've been riding the culturally creative vibe for the past couple of years. I've heard most people fall into the following 4 movements, although of course; there's overlap. I'm not sure which one is growing faster than the rest, depending on one's cultural reality...which city, which country in which you [...]

When Mark Twain visited Staglieno cemetery he said…

https://videopress.com/v/a2qqUiKj?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata "We will remember this after we've forgotten all the palaces" such is the dramatic and moving experience of Staglieno cemetery in Genoa; La Supurba". Through storytelling, geography and fun facts we explore Liguria, Tuscany, Lazio, Val d'Aosta and Piemonte - the secret that needs to be told. If you miss travel you just might [...]

Need a break from the drama? How about a drive to Venice – to the Queen of the Adriatic.

https://videopress.com/v/oECuzuWF?preloadContent=metadata Welcome to your Daily Bailey Alexander, where's it's time to see Venice, hallowed out, her beauty on full display. A quick two hour trip from Lake Garda to La Serenissima, where we can cross the lagoon and take a trip out to San Michele, the island that is a cemetery. Where we can pay [...]

Daily Bailey Alexander No 4 All Saint’s Day

https://videopress.com/v/GAYmOXhV?posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbaileyalexander.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F11%2Fimg_2805.jpeg&preloadContent=metadata Excerpt from the video: It’s November 1st, All Saint’s Day and soon to be All soul’s Day; let’s take a tour of the cemeteries of Europe and spend some time at Steglieno, in Genoa, the largest open air museum and monumental cemetery in Europe, perhaps the most gorgeous of them all. Achingly beautiful, haunting, [...]

Tales of The Vagabond Lady; Over the top and they’re all true.

https://videopress.com/v/6YNFwJmp?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata For the price of a cup of coffee I offer flamboyant tales for your pleasure, packed with travel and parties left out my book. Finer details and frivolous bits that didn't fit. They lend better to the short form because they are intense and panoramic. Sometimes you just crave a story. You will travel [...]

Step inside the factory, enjoy the fantasy of a favorite dish; the reality of how family and food stay strong in Italy.

https://videopress.com/v/3zvt8xtq?preloadContent=metadata Interview No. 7: yet another amazing interview, a wondrous tale, a fantastic story about an old woman with an apron. How she built an incredible business, beloved and well known across borders. It's called Madonna Delle Neve, in Cessole, in the region of Piemonte. My next book will include a 12 interviews with 12 [...]