Author Archives: gcruzpen

Lead the Way and They will follow

As the sun was setting, we headed towards the terrace with one of our friends who decided to join us for the night. Once we arrived, it was quiet and there was a man who was deep in thought. He … Continue reading

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Make the Left

Like William H. Whyte states “A good plaza starts at the street corner.”. The street corner is the open door for any open space like Piazza Novembre IV, it is inviting and it allows a person to explore the next … Continue reading

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The View From Up Here

Borgo Bello has become quite an interesting place. Even though I only ever visit the two areas I know, the illuminated paintings on Via del Deposito and the Salotto con Vista, I find myself walking there every weekend. Recently I … Continue reading

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Real Eyes Realize

When I thought of sidewalks I thought of the empty tan ones back in Charlotte, there wasn’t much going on there unless you were in uptown, but after reading the Jane Jacobs reading, my thoughts have changed. It wasn’t like … Continue reading

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Beyond the Fontana Maggiore by Giselle Cruz Pena

In my first week in Perugia I had not ventured so far out of the square of the Fontana Maggiore, in fact it was all I knew besides the Coop store on the other side. However, my first walk past … Continue reading

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