In the north of Italy, in the Venetian lagoon near the island of Lido, is the abandoned island of Poveglia (Italian: Poveglia). Once it was built up with buildings and people lived there, but after a whole series of deaths and misfortunes, the Italians began to avoid the island, which is only two nautical miles from the heart of Venice – the Grand Canal.
From afar, Povela seems cozy and habitable: it is underlined by the lush green of the trees, the embankment, and the elegant spire of the church bell tower. But it is worthwhile for a person to set foot on an island, as horror and confusion embrace him. Continue reading
The feeling of the approaching catastrophe in our days has become so universal that it seems there is not a single person who would not have asked the question – what awaits us ahead? The threat of a nuclear war is still over the planet, but even it does not seem as inevitable as the threat of an environmental disaster, the ecological End of the World.
Will the end of the world? What will it be? Continue reading
On the 14th of December, 1503, in the Provencal town of San Remy, around noon, was born the most amazing of people ever living on earth. Michel Nostradamus, for whom the boundaries of time and space were not a reality and about which everyone who studied him was rightly said, therefore, that he lived, lives and will live for a long time.
Nostradamus inherited his surname from his father – notary Jacques – who was so baptized during the transition from Jewry to Christianity, several years after the birth of Michel. Continue reading