Welcome to EyeNiccolo: Travel-Inspired Writing With An Environmental Edge.
In writing these essays, I’ve drawn inspiration from these words:
“Work on a good piece of writing proceeds on three levels: a musical one, where it is composed; an architectural one, where it is constructed; and finally, a textile one, where it is woven.”
Walter Benjamin, One Way Street and Other Writings
Essays posted so far on EyeNiccolo: Travel Writing With An Edge:
Under the category Peru, I have posted There Will Be Dead, an eyewitness account of the deadly strikes and demonstrations in Cajamarca, the heart of Peru’s Northern Highlands.
After reading There Will Be Dead, Ryan Thomas posted the following comment:
Nick beautifully captures the conflict between industrial expansion and potable water and sustainable life in Cajamarca, Peru. The intimate view that he provides of the struggle of the locals to preserve their water and their future is a telling echo of the international crisis in water that almost always disproportionately impacts the poor. Very well written and deeply moving.
Haga clic aquí para la versión española de la crónica periodística “There Will Be Dead”.
Listed under The Bahamas are four pieces depicting life in Nassau for a stranger in a strange land.
Under Italy, there is a short essay on Bologna and World Cup fever.
Oaxaca, written during the height of the teachers’ strike in Oaxaca, Mexico, is posted under Mexico.
Commenting on Oaxaca, Pamela Lyons-Nelson wrote:
What an excellent read! Nick, I invariably find myself joined with you in the midst of the fray in ways that move me and deepen my appreciation for your keen eye, whether it be expressed in word or image. Your deep sense of humanity, your attention to detail and most especially, your solid scholarship in setting the context for the piece allows me to be entertained and informed simultaneously.
The first part of a four-part essay on Guanajuato in Mexico’s central highlands has been published. Click here to read Guanajuato: A Walk in Time and Solitude.
Niccolo Famiglietti, PhD
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