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Mont Pelée

Franck Fernandez – translator, interpreter, philologist The Antilles, which are east of the Caribbean Sea, are made up of the Greater Antilles and the Lesser Antilles. The Lesser Antilles, in turn, are made up of an arch of small and very exuberant islands, of which I have the pleasure of knowing some of them. They […]

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The Katyn Massacre

Franck Fernandez – translator, interpreter, philologist They say that the winners write history and this is the case of many fragments of history related to World War II in which France, England and the United States were allies of the Soviet Union and ignored many things. Today, I want to talk about a forest called […]

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The New Year’s Concert in Vienna

Franck Fernandez – Translator, interpreter, philologist Vienna. Just hearing this word reminds us of times past when ballrooms were filled with elegant ladies and handsome gentlemen captivated by sound of waltzes and polkas. We are talking about the peak of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the time of one of its last emperors, Franz Joseph I, […]

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The Mariinsky Theater

Franck Fernandez – Translator, interpreter, philologist Classical ballet is an integrated art because it involves music, dance, scenery and mime. Several ballet schools train the new generations in this art and when a show is presented in the great theaters of the world, the attendees usually know they are going to enjoy the plastic beauty […]

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The Romantic Route

Franck Fernandez – Translator, interpreter, philolohist The old Roman saying, “All roads lead to Rome”, could not be truer, as the Romans, in their desire to expand their Empire, built roads that crossed all their territory. They thought them to be the best way to get from one place to another, and relatively quickly. Many […]

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Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione

Franck Fernandez – Translator, interpreter, philologist There was a province called Italy, in times of the Roman Empire, but at the fall of the Empire, it was split in different independent regions. It was after Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, which gave birth to a contemporary and common Italian language, that, once more, all the different […]

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The Lisbon Earthquake

Franck Fernández – Translator, interpreter and philologist November 1, 1755, All Saints’ Day. Lisbon. Churches and chapels across the country are full of the very devoted Portuguese. At 9:40 in the morning the church bells began to ring alone. No one knew what was to come. So far the strongest earthquake in Europe with which […]

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The Sistine Madonna

Franck Fernández – translator, interpreter, philologist Franck Fernández – translator, interpreter, philologist When, after learning from photographs and reproductions of a work admired from the earliest youth and after years, the opportunity presents itself to present it and contemplate and admire it in person, in all its splendor, life-size and with the colors given by […]

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Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt

Franck Fernandez – Translator, interpreter, philologist No one cares that she is over 3,300 years old and that her right eye is missing. There are queues to see her for a few seconds and you can even buy her exact replica for the modest sum of €7,800. If you want to see her in person, […]

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The Bloody Mary

Franck Fernandez – translator, interpreter, philologist Tomato is a fruit native to Aztec lands and its name comes from Nahuatl ‘tomatl”, which passed to the rest of the languages in more or less likewise, except in Italian, which is “pomodoro”. This has a logical explanation: the first tomato varieties that arrived in Europe were yellow […]

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