Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu
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About life as an adventure, fatherhood and fine art photography with Mark Abouzeid

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Mark Abouzeid is a remarkable storyteller. Ever since we had our first conversation in Piazza Santo Spirito, he never ceased to captivate my attention with his fascinating stories about life, travelling and fatherhood. Mark is not your regular artist, in fact he doesn’t fit any category really well, but his work is amazing and speaks for itself. He is truely a source of inspiration and I...

Day 238 – Melancholy

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I miss driving. I miss waking up in the morning and wanting to drive 300 km away. I miss the solitude of driving and the music played loudly by the stereo. I miss it all. When I need to be somewhere, if given the choice I will always choose the train. Trains are comfortable, trains are your moving libraries that safely take you to your destination. But, a car… a car should only be used for...

Day 171 – Naked friendship

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Today was a sad and beautiful day at the same time. I allowed myself a four hour break from everything and anything, including Florence and went to visit one of my other selves. That part was the beautiful side of the day. We’ve spent the hours we had together like only we know how to and the ritual of having bad coffee and smoke like factories, will maybe haunt us until the end of time...

Day 170 – Writers night in the countryside

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Yesterday was a pretty amazing day. After a well deserved little lecture and discovering apple and cinnamon tea, which by the way smells like Heaven on Earth and I want it everyday, I went to teach my regular Monday classes. Me and the girls at the class played games, read stories and imagined new worlds together. For the writers meeting last night, we have all been invited to...

Day 109 – Places in Tuscany: Montaione

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My first house in Italy was in a small town called Montaione, strategically located at 40 kilometers away from Florence and about 50 kilometers from a lot touristic cities from Tuscany. Its location (it seemed to be in the middle of everything) allowed us to visit at least two new cities every weekend and after touring through the entire Tuscany, we made a habit of going once a week at the Marina...

Day 94 – Road trip and introspection

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As I was saying here, Plan B: Love stories gone wrong has returned to Italy and was shown yesterday at the CrisisARTS Festival, held in Arezzo and that for me meant road trip. Me and the other two partners “in crime” for the road who joined me, embarked ourselves on this beautiful journey that was both fun but also very emotional. We have arrived in Arezzo, at Villa Godiola placed on...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu