Saturday, August 29, 2009


Did you know that the "cravat" and the tradition of wearing a tie comes from southern Croatia?

Or that the word "karst" comes from rock formations found first in the Kras river region of Slovenia?

Or that the word "ghetto" was first used to describe an area where Jews lived in 16th century Venice that had once been a metal working facility (known in Venetian as "geto")?

... neither did I! But it's been a very educational, and totally beautiful, month.

More later!

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