The nature keep me wondering about the possibilities of creation and beauty of creation. Initially I thought that this is some kind of pink flower but after a close look I saw a small yellow flower and realized that it is actually pink color leaves. I must say I was delighted to see this plant.
Reblogged from: Nature classics : Pink leaves.
As little flowers, which the chill of night
has bent and huddled, when the white sun strikes,
grow straight and open fully on their stems,
so did I, too, with my exhausted force
(Dante, from: Hell, II, 127-130)
Quali i fioretti, dal notturno gelo
chinati e chiusi, poi che ‘l sol li ‘mbianca
si drizzan tutti aperti in loro stelo,
tal mi fec’io di mia virtute stanca.
(Dante, da: Inferno, II, 127-130)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Italian: Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini) is an italian historical novel by Giorgio Bassani, published in 1962. It chronicles the relationships between the narrator and the children of the Finzi-Contini family from the rise of Benito Mussolini until the start of World War II
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis is considered the best of the series of novels that Bassani produced about the lives of Italian Jews in the northern Italian city of Ferrara. Although the novel focuses on the relationships between the major characters, the shadow of creeping fascism, especially the racial laws that restricted Jews’ participation in Italian society, looms over all the novel’s events. According to Bassani one hundred and eighty-three Jews living in Ferrara were deported to German concentration camps, predominantly under the puppet Salo Republic in 1943.
Vittorio De Sica‘s 1971 film adaptation stars Lino Capolicchio as Giorgio (the narrator) and Dominique Sanda as Micòl. It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Best Screenplay (based on material from another medium). It won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival.
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