A World of Childhood Fantasy in Narni, Italy
There are stunning similarities between the real-life town of Narni and the fictional world of Narnia: blazing green hills, clear blue skies and picturesque stone structures.
In fact, the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, written by C.S. Lewis in 1950, is rumored to have been inspired by this small Italian town 50 miles north of Rome. According to biographer Walter Hooper, Lewis was fascinated by ancient history, and Narni—named “Narnia” in Roman times—was highlighted by the children’s author in his personal atlas.
Whether Lewis visited Narni has never been confirmed, but even today, its cobblestone streets and castle fortress look like they belong in a magical, medieval novel. And while there are no mythical, talking creatures roaming the land, Narni still feels like a place pulled straight out of our childhood imaginations.
Dean Martin — That’s Amore - 1953
Bees Do Math
Bees can solve a certain type of math problem even faster than a computer. Really! When presented with a bunch of flowers, bees only took an instant to figure out the shortest route to visit all of them, using the least amount of precious energy, even faster than a computer…
Exploring San Francisco
One of my favorite artist, can you guess who painted this? #latepost #deyoung #museum #sf #minivaca (at de Young Museum)
From the De young museum, can you guess the artist? #museumtrip #museum #latepost #sf #minivaca (at de Young Museum)
Sushi time (at Kaigan SUSHI - Benicia)
City of LA sewage made in Mexico.