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29 March 2006 @ 08:09 pm
Calcata  
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Calcata is a mishmash of tiny little streets with endless twists and turns, dead ends, stairways, arches and tunnels. There are a couple of restaurants and cafs, and the houses have balconies scattered with flower pots, and walls covered with climbing vines and wild roses. The streets are alive with the smells of baking and there are many, many cats. In the caves and houses, the artists have created ateliers, and their art is sold in countless galleries and exhibition halls.

This is a fairytale world full of painters, sculptors, mediums, musicians and spiritualists, who have created an enchanted community full of unusual shapes, colours and music. Grietje, a Belgian woman living in a comfortably fitted out cavern, explains the townspeople's unique energy: "No one is born here. Everyone who lives in this place has made a conscious decision to do so because we feel attracted to Calcata and to each other. We have all travelled a long road before finding each other here."


Lost Kingdom

edit: Gallery of Photos of Calcata
 
 
 
Saraphina, born to speak all mirth and no matter: Kithbook Eshu coversaraphina_marie on March 30th, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
That's it. I am moving to Italy to live in a hilltop village where I can read tarot and embroider and write books to my heart's content.
Riedameelysia on March 30th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
I'm coming with you! Let's open a hippie cafe, with tarot reading and waitresses that wear angel wings.
Saraphina, born to speak all mirth and no mattersaraphina_marie on March 30th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Oooooooooooo....

Twist my arm! ^_~
Riedameelysia on March 30th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
I'll indian burn you if it gets us there.

So, should I nail this interview, I'm definitely going to talk a chaperone into sponsoring a weekend trip there...
Saraphina, born to speak all mirth and no mattersaraphina_marie on March 30th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
*whimpers*

You SURE you don't need another chaperone?
Riedameelysia on March 30th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
...you know, the program is open to students of other universities. Perhaps if you made one up?
Saraphina, born to speak all mirth and no mattersaraphina_marie on March 30th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
I can enroll in a University of Phoenix online course...I wonder if that would count....
Riedameelysia on March 30th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
Hmm...I wonder...

I wish you could come! I don't know anyone that's going...
Saraphina, born to speak all mirth and no mattersaraphina_marie on March 30th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, well. I am totally certain that you will have a fabulous time! When do you leave??
Riedameelysia on March 30th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
If I nail the interview next tuesday....July 1st.
Saraphina, born to speak all mirth and no mattersaraphina_marie on March 30th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Crossing my fingers and toes!

(my toes are tiny, but I can still cross them!)
Riedameelysia on March 30th, 2006 01:45 am (UTC)
I can cross my toes. My feet are...tiny but weird. And that's more than you ever needed to know about my feet.

What would you like for me to bring you back? All of my other lady friends want Eurotrash, but I think there's a duty payment after the first ten.
Saraphina, born to speak all mirth and no mattersaraphina_marie on March 30th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
Something shiny is all I ask. I leave the rest to you!
Riedameelysia on March 30th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
http://www.alsogno.com/

I'm going. I'm going and I'll leave dirt poor, but with a pretty mask for Labyrinth of Jareth...
Lovely Dovely: droopymoonwhitedove1 on March 30th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
Very interesting and very alluring. I am putting it on my wishlist of places to see. I viewed the pics and something in my heart stirred, now I must answer the calling in my heart. I don't often see places that move my heart. I think there's a mysterious feel about it also.
_r_e_q_u_i_e_m_ on April 3rd, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
i swear i had a dream about this place. its veryunnerving to see it in a photo...