Category Archives: English

Art Looting under Napoleon: Part I

Looting has been around since ancient times.  The Romans established a precedent that lasted more than 2,000 years.  After the Romans it became standard practice to remove treasures from the vanquished in order to weaken their status.  Booty also provided … Continue reading

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Search Dog Foundation

In February 2018, following the Montecito mudslides, I wrote a post on search dogs. In it, I compared the Italian training facility, called the National School of Volpiano, near Turin with the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) in Santa … Continue reading

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An Historic Day for Venice

La Serennissima, at one time a sovereign state, maritime republic, and large trading empire.  Today also called “the Queen of the Adriatic,” “the City of Bridges,” “the City of Masks.”  An unparalleled UNESCO World Heritage site, but a designation in … Continue reading

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