Russell J.T. Dyer

Russell J.T. Dyer

Just some guy, hanging around Europe.

the activities and musings of an american writer and editor in milan, italy • Updated: Jul 23, 2015

Ignoring the Fountains

— Milan

A Helleu Acquisition

Earlier this year I started acquiring art work for my home. A few months ago I bought an etching by Paul Cesar Helleu, a famous artist from Paris. It was made around the year 1900. I had it reframed recently and hung it in my bedroom this week. It’s marvelous. I got it at a very good price and I’m delighted to have it in my home.

posted: oct 30, 2014

First Performance at La Scala

After many years of living in Milan and wanting to see a performance at La Scala theater, I’ve final gone to one. I went with a a friend visiting from Sweden this week. They’re world famous for their operas, but they also produce ballets and symphony orchestera performances. Their tickets can be from one-hundred to two-hundred euros each. However, we managed to buy deep discounted tickets for only eleven euros a ticket to a ballet, Romeo and Juliet.

posted: oct 24, 2014


Below are recent musings of mine. Click on an entry heading to read its full text. Click on the musings tab at the top left to see all of them.

Starting a Slightly New Life

Because of the recent changes I’ve made in my living situation, I have the opportunity to change slightly my life. I can change how I live, how I work, and how I spend my leisure. There are many possibilities that are now more easily accessible.


Life Without Keys

Yesterday, I sent the keys to the apartment to the landlady. This morning I left the keys to my friend’s place where I’ve been staying. I don’expect to get replacement keys any time soon.