the roma journey

anonymous asked:

Re means King in Italian/maltese,Donato is a italian name, Roma is Rome, Nico is Italian THE CLOWNS ARE THE MAFIA

You’re forgetting that Itori is just the pronunciation of “Italy”

But on the contrary, I think that the Clowns and all this Italian might be pointing instead to the Renaissance.

Revolution is about rebirth, and that’s the literal meaning of Renaissance. 

There are several famous historical figures named “Donato,” most of whom lived during the Italian Renaissance and were humanists and creatives. One is the sculptor more commonly known as Donatello, and another big one is Donato Bramante, the architect of St. Peter’s Basilica. There was also Pietro Donato, the Bishop of Padua, to get in the priest bit, a noted patron of the arts.

Nico has more than a passing resemblance to Niccolò Machiavelli. @floppyamon​ has a post about it here [x] based on the reddit theory posted here [x]. It should be noted that Machiavelli gets a bad rap for his book The Prince, a title which, given recent events, is worth paying attention to all on its own, but who never actually did the sort of things in the book. The question of whether or not The Prince is satire is still something people debate, but most people who study it these days understand it not as a guide to how things should be but rather a very well educated man who had seen the rise and fall of several autocrats describing how he saw the whole thing working. Which is an interesting thing to consider for a character like Nico.

Machiavelli was friends with famed Renaissance figure Leonardo Da Vinci. (They planned to steal a river together with the power of science and engineering once. It was a wild time…)

The odd men out of this naming scheme are Furuta and Uta. Furuta, we can explain away as only having a tentative loyalty to the clowns and their ultimate goals if any - their allegiance being a matter of convenience for one or both parties more than anything. We still don’t really know how that went down… Or at the very least, his name is already tied up with his birthday and other tragic puns, that fitting it into this naming scheme as well just didn’t work out.

Uta’s name means “song” so in a sense, he fits with the theme of the Italian Renaissance and creation. His job as mask-maker fits as well. But he’s a mysterious one, and who knows what he’s really up to. (:re might mean king, but it can also mean re-birth.)

But it is Uta who carries the Sun tarot on his chest and on his shop. The Sun tarot which is explicitly about rebirth and creation. About Renaissance. In the Fool’s journey, it’s about the renewal, revelations, and rebirth that takes place once the fool finally rids himself of the illusions of the Moon card.

The part of the journey we are entering now.

Historically, the Italian Renaissance followed the Dark Ages, which culminated in the Black Death and a death of 1/3 of Europe’s population, up to 2/3rds in some parts of Italy. It was from these ashes that a new culture of creativity and patronship of the arts was born. From that tragedy that a century of prosperity and change and renewal and discovery came to be. 

So buckle up, folks.

In the end, the Clowns are artists and patrons of the arts. They see the world as aesthetes. They view its ups and downs, its suffering and its triumphs as a series of performances, and take pleasure from the pathos of it as one does from a good play. don’t tell Brecht.

The Clowns may enjoy a good tragedy on occasion, but they also seem to be the ones tied up with the actual renewal afterwards. After all, if All the World’s a Stage, you have to keep that stage from burning down. And if it does, well, you have to rebuild it.

Betcha didn’t think I was gonna take this one seriously, huh, anon…

sonrasi malum. 
martılar bana hasret, ben denize tutkun, deniz maviye.. 
ama olsun, olsun ki tüm evren kızıla boyandığı vakit dahi, masmavi bakabileyim dünüme, bugünüme.. yarınıma.. 

Rome - January 2016  | by Eda Tanses | ‘’Grazie Danke demekse, Thank you ne demek?’’ 


“Anybody Could Fall Into Such Hardship”: A Photographer’s Look at Poverty in America

Joakim Eskildsen never considered himself to be an assignment photographer. That changed when Kira Pollack, Time’s director of photography, asked him to work on a project about poverty in the United States. Pollack had seen Eskildsen’s book The Roma Journeys, a detailed look into the lives of Roma Gypsies living in seven countries. So for a project in 2011, Pollack asked Eskildsen to photograph some of the most impoverished areas in New York, California, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Georgia over seven months.

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evrene hiç bir vakit iz bırakamayacak olan bünyem, ayak bastığı tüm şehirlere bağıra bağıra şarkılar fısıldamış, kaldırımlar arası sesini inceden tüketmişti oysa.. üstelik hiç'e sayılmakta böyle bir şeydi, lakin önemi yoktu bunun..
her daim tutkuya kaldırılan kadehler aşka diye geçiyorken boğazdan, hüzüne tebessümler yollayan tatlı huzurlarım vardı benim birbirinden güzel yüreklerle paylaşılan..
ah ne diyorum ben, roma beni yaktı zaten. 


Rome January 2016 | by eda tanses |  ‘’ben bir daha romanyaya gelmicem :)’’