SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 10, PORTUGAL, PEACE AND…

  Scene in Europe, Scene 10, Portugal, Peace and…    Henry spent the first two days of the Portugal leg of his trip in Lisbon, amid a wave of modern architecture in stark contrast with its older, neighbouring terracotta rooftops of charm and a sea of towering cranes best seen from the sleek cable-stayed Vasco […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 8, MADRID

  Scene in Europe, Scene 8, Madrid and the Reoccurring Scent of a Dream Henry sat on the edge of the bed feeling his burgeoning body cave and crumble. He was exhausted, confused and broken. In Cologne, after a date that proved as evaporating as water, he’d met a group of Spaniards celebrating their last […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 6, CUNNING COLOGNE

  Scene in Europe, Scene 6, Cunning Cologne. He was sitting by the edge of the river, proudly stroking the growth of his beard, as tourist boats sailed by when she passed his table and her scent caught him, a lingering fragrance of citrus and bergamot, flooding him with childhood memories of beaches filled with exotic […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 3, FLORENCE

Prose, Scene in Europe, Scene 3: Famished in Firenze Florence bustled in the early evening light as true Italians took to the streets in their finery, partaking in their nocturnal parade of pride and prowess. It was still early for aperitivo’s but the hunt was already on for the best place in town to sit, […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 2, VENICE

Prose, Scene in Europe, Scene 2, L’Ora Blu- The Hour of Blue All was cloaked in sombre shades of azure as dusk gently fell. Henry, 21 and fair haired, wandered through the shadowy slender streets of the ancient city that awoke within him so much of his, as yet, unspent youth and energy. He was […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 1, PRAGUE

Prose, Scene in Europe, Scene 1, Prague; Crumbled, Cracked and Magnificent. A married couple are standing in line outside Prague’s Neo-Gothic St. Vitus’ Cathedral. It’s an old, cracked, crumbled, reinvented, restored and altogether magnificent building standing in the very heart of what was once Bohemia. In their early 70’s, the husband, Marty to most, in […]

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