Tag Archives: Autumn 2022

Autumn Walks: Naples In Southwestern Italy (4K)

Naples, or Napoli for Italians, is a major port city in the south of Italy in the Campania region. With 4.4 million inhabitants (‘Neapolitans’), it is the third largest city in Italy. The chaotic city has everything for an inspiring city trip because of the rich history, the Italian cuisine and especially in the field of art and culture, the city has a lot to offer. In addition, a short distance from the city of Naples are famous places of interest such as PompeiiHerculaneum and the Vesuvius volcano. South of the city lies the colorful and beautiful coastal strip of the Amalfi Coast and you can easily reach the beautiful islands such as Capri off the coast of Naples by ferry. 

Vermont Views: The Best Autumn 2022 Experience

Trout and Coffee – We head north in mid-October (2022) to a small cabin with a private pond situated on a mountaintop covered in peak fall foliage. We end up having a quintessential New England fall experience that we didn’t quite expect. Part 2 of a two part series. Part 1 is below:

Autumn 2022 Japan Views: Shirakawa-go & Gokayama

The Shirakawa-go (白川郷, Shirakawagō) and neighboring Gokayama (五箇山) regions line the Shogawa River Valley in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old.

Video timeline: Shirakawa-go 白川郷 https://bit.ly/3tkP7Nz 0:00 Opening 1:05 Gassho-zukuri Minkaen 白川郷合掌造り民家園 https://bit.ly/3U7A5WV 8:17 庄川 Sho River 9:18 であい橋 Deai-Bashi bridge 11:01 Around Koemon 民宿幸エ門周辺 https://bit.ly/3fx6qYt 11;58 Shirakawago Three Houses 三小屋(三連合掌)https://bit.ly/3E664S2 14:59 Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine 白川八幡神社 https://bit.ly/3WwuBXs 15:17 Around Myozenji 明善寺周辺 https://bit.ly/3t2D9b5 19:43 Around Kanda House 神田家周辺 https://bit.ly/3NDmrII 20:18 Around Wada House 和田家住宅周辺 https://bit.ly/3fAqg51 23:25 Tenshukaku Observatory 城山天守閣 展望台 https://bit.ly/3fE1O2s —————- 24:35 Around Ainokuraguchi Bus Stop 相倉口周辺 https://bit.ly/3DFLI0l 25:26 Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village 相倉合掌造り集落 https://bit.ly/3FNR9NB Honor system farm stands  29:05 HitokuiTani valley 人喰谷 https://bit.ly/3FNYDA8 —————– 30:01 Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village 菅沼合掌造り集落 https://bit.ly/3UqDEYb 34:31 Gokayama Gassho no Sato 五箇山合掌の里 https://bit.ly/3Ta1Ixs

Gassho-zukuri means “constructed like hands in prayer”, as the farmhouses’ steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. The architectural style developed over many generations and is designed to withstand the large amounts of heavy snow that falls in the region during winter. The roofs, made without nails, provided a large attic space used for cultivating silkworms.

Aerial Views: Autumn 2022 In The Italian Dolomites

The Dolomites, also known as the Dolomite Mountains, Dolomite Alps or Dolomitic Alps, are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east.

Yellowstone Park Views: Bull Elks Fall ‘Bugling’

“Sunday Morning” leaves us this morning with elk bugling at Yellowstone National Park. Videographer: Doug Jensen.

Yellowstone’s autumn is defined in many ways-frost on morning grass, color creeping into shimmering aspen leaves, ice rimming mountain ponds. There are sights and smells to a Yellowstone autumn, elements that, if you’ve visited here many times, become as familiar as old friends. But nothing etches the lens through which we see fall as much as the rut of the elk, Cervus alaphus. The reason for this is almost entirely auditory.

The Sound of a Bull Elk in Autumn

If you’ve never heard the bugle of the bull elk during the fall rutting period, you are in for an experience that is at once thrilling and haunting. The sound of a bull elk bugling is something that draws many visitors to Yellowstone each autumn, for it is an experience as memorable as anything you are likely to have in the park. In most cases, the bugle starts low and throaty, rising to a high whistle, then dropping to a grunt or a series of grunts. It’s a sound that is difficult for the human alphabet to imitate, a guttural bellow, a shrill pitch, and a hollow grunting. A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-eeeeeeeeeeeeee-oh. Ee-uh. Ee-uh. Ee-uh. It’s an odd combination that, like the buzz of your first rattlesnake, you’ll never forget.

Reviews: The Top Fiction Books To Read (Fall 2022)

Act of Oblivion

By Robert Harris Harper

The Indemnity and Oblivion Act of 1660 singled out a small number of regicides for grisly punishment. Robert Harris’s novel imagines the manhunt through colonial New England for two participants in the decision to execute Charles I roughly a decade before.

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The Backstreets: A Novel From Xinjiang

By Perhat Tursun Columbia

“I don’t know anyone in this strange city, so it’s impossible for me to be friends or enemies with anyone.” The Kafkaesque story of a nameless Uyghur man in a Chinese metropolis renders the real-world crisis of an entire culture into a haunting parable of power and powerlessness, and the use of loneliness as a tool of oppression.

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The Betrothed

By Alessandro Manzoni Modern Library

The sweeping tale, now little remembered in America, of a pair of 17th-century Italian lovers, separated by the designs of a cruel aristocrat. Michael E. Moore offers the first English translation in more than 50 years of Alessandro Manzoni’s masterpiece, a work of foundational Italian literature on par with the Divine Comedy and the Decameron.

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Less Is Lost

By Andrew Sean Greer Little, Brown

The “innocent abroad” at the heart of Andrew Sean Greer’s “Less” (2017) endured adventures both comic and heartwarming. The novel garnered the 2018 Pulitzer Prize. Now its good-natured writer-hero returns for another road trip in a rollicking sequel.

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Lessons

By Ian McEwan Knopf

In novels like “Sweet Tooth” and “Atonement,” Ian McEwan has taught readers to be on their guard, ready for a twist or revelation that might put all that’s come before in doubt. In “Lessons,” Mr. McEwan has created something to confound such expectations, in the portrait of a lost, likable protagonist whose “shapeless existence” is at the center of an unpredictable, very human journey through his own traumas, failures and hopes.

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The Marriage Portrait

By Maggie O’Farrell Knopf

At the tender age of 15, Lucrezia, the daughter of the Florentine ruler Cosimo de’ Medici, is wed in a marriage of diplomatic alliance to another powerful nobleman. She would survive less than a year—a timeframe brought into thrilling focus in an intense and vivid portrait from the author of “Hamnet.”

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My Phantoms

By Gwendoline Riley NYRB Classics

The gaps in understanding between two people can be an occasion for frustration—or a confrontation with the central enigma of consciousness. In the spare but powerful fiction of the English novelist Gwendoline Riley, the tangled streets of a city or the banalities of a conversation can stand in for the uncertain terrain of the mysterious and elusive self.

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Natural History: Stories

By Andrea Barrett Norton

In a unique set of linked stories, many of which take place in a small lakeside town in New York, the writer Andrea Barrett offers the interconnected histories of a set of characters deeply involved both with one another and the fragile, beautiful world around them. Here, the ecology of the heart and the wonders of nature flourish side by side.

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Nights of Plague

By Orhan Pamuk Knopf

The new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of “Snow” and “My Name Is Red” stages a turn-of-the-20th-century tale of intrigue on a Mediterranean island ruled by the Ottoman Empire. An outbreak of the Black Plague and the quarantines that follow set the stage for political strife: The assassination of a health official raises the stakes in a tale that combines mystery with a richly detailed portrait of a society in turmoil.

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Shrines of Gaiety

By Kate Atkinson Doubleday

In the nightclubs of 1920s London, frivolity and fun are the order of the day—and Nellie Coker reigns as monarch of the quasi-legal revels. In this novel from the celebrated author of “Life After Life,” the disappearance of a young girl brings both the police and a determined amateur sleuth into the demimonde that Nellie and her family rule.

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Autumn 2022 Views: The Lake District, Cumbria, UK

The Lake District is a region and national park in Cumbria in northwest England. A popular vacation destination, it’s known for its glacial ribbon lakes, rugged fell mountains and historic literary associations. Market towns such as Kendal, Ambleside and Keswick on scenic Derwentwater are bases for exploring the area and home to traditional inns, galleries of local art and outdoor equipment shops. 

Brougham castle, Ullswater, Buttermere, Honister Pass, Wast Water.

Previews: The American Scholar – Autumn 2022

Autumn 2022

The Root Problem

Harvesting wild ginseng has sustained Appalachian communities for generations—so what will happen when there are no more plants to be found?

The Degradation Drug

A medication prescribed for Parkinson’s and other diseases can transform a patient’s personality, unleashing heroic bouts of creativity or a torrent of shocking, even criminal behavior

Why We Are Failing to Make the Grade

Covid-19 has contributed to a crisis in America’s classrooms, but the problems predate the pandemic and are likely to outlast it

Covers: Good Life France Magazine – Autumn 2022

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THE GOOD LIFE FRANCE MAGAZINE AUTUMN 2022

Discover Aix, the ‘Little Paris’ of Provence, the historic region of Beaune, a land of wine and castles. Beautiful Bordeaux and Normandy. The stork villages of Alsace and the pickled-in-the-past, post-card pretty perched town of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert. Breath-taking Lavender fields in Provence, castles in the air in Dordogne. Exquisite Villefranche-sur-Mer and Nice. Discover what’s new, the best tours, recipes, a language lesson, practical guides and much, much more…