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Once more

Autumn closure. Click each picture to zoom in.

Spring of life

Spring blooming in 2020. Click each picture to zoom in.

Je me souviens. Des jours anciens. Et je pleure

Pictures shot with D800 plus Astronomik UHC filter: 97% transmission at 486nm (H-beta), 97% transmission at 496nm (OIII), 97% transmission at 501nm (OIII), 97% transmission at 656nm (H alpha).

Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l’automne
Blessent mon coeur
D’une langueur
Monotone.

Tout suffocant
Et blême, quand
Sonne l’heure,
Je me souviens
Des jours anciens
Et je pleure

Et je m’en vais
Au vent mauvais
Qui m’emporte
Deçà, delà,
Pareil à la
Feuille morte.

Paul Verlaine, Poèmes saturniens

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Colorful memories

Pictures shot in Friedhof Nordheim, Zurich, Switzerland – click each picture to zoom in

 

Alien spring

Pictures shot with D800 plus Astronomik UHC filter: 97% transmission at 486nm (H-beta), 97% transmission at 496nm (OIII), 97% transmission at 501nm (OIII), 97% transmission at 656nm (H alpha). This filter allows night sky photography in light polluted areas. By day it is a good red and blue enhancer.

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Happy birthday

Pictures shot in Friedhof Nordheim, Zurich, Switzerland in the children graveyard. Click each picture to zoom in.

 

 

 

Digital ink

Black and white structures from the natural reserve of Katzensee, Zurich, Switzerland

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My lady of Guadeloupe

Constantly rocked by Atlantic gusts onboard my 777 flight, I understood why Cristoforo Colombo named Guadalupe the shores he reached with his second voyage. “Jesus Christ“, “Holy Mary“, “My God” would have been good alternatives to me. Of course, nothing against Colombo’s choice: he invoked “Our Lady of Guadalupe” for his fleet, endangered by tropical storms exactly 526 years ago.

Pelican with rusty neck, harbor of Saint-François

The flight from Paris-Orly to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe took me only eight hours. Colombo needed six week-long sailing from Cadiz, Spain. Colombo looked for new commercial routes through the West, slaves, gold and spices. I got to Guadeloupe to meet my friend Josè, cultural mediator at Île du Monde, a Paris-based organization that documents the cultural diversity present in France and Europe. Recently crowned with UNESCO, Josè and his crew were sent to Guadeloupe by the French State, thus to compile an official report on the intangible cultural heritage of this Caribbean island.

Coconut palm trees on the town beach of Sainte-Anne

“What do you know about Guadeloupe?”, he asked me and I was asking myself while flying over the blue vacuity of the Atlantic. Caribbean seas, never-ending summer, winter holidays for métropolitains (meaning French citizens of the European territories)… zika virus, dengue fever, maybe… diving? What do I expect to picture there? Wild pelicans, white beaches and tall coconut trees… what’s more?

Back from school at Mare Gailard

What is the cultural heritage my friend is documenting in Guadeloupe? More than 15 million Africans were traded as slaves to central/south America along four centuries. Do their ancestors still honor their roots or did they get Frenchisized? What happened to Guadeloupe natives? Are there still any? Why was Josè so excited for the opportunity to document a Ramayana event during the Indian (from India?) cultural week of Guadeloupe?

Indian dancers (from India) in Schoelcher square, Sainte-Anne

Despite that Josè invitation sounded as indecipherable as Lisbon story postcard to Winter, I set sails to reach my friend. Follow me in the next weeks and add much more than pelicans and tropical beaches to your own postcard of Guadeloupe. Pictures shot by Lorenzo Borghi, editing by Maria Francesca. All pictures ­© artborghi. Click each picture to zoom in.

New Episodes (published from 9.12.2019 to 10.01.2020 every Mon, Thu, Fri )

2. Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe) on 11 Dec 2019

3. La Métropole on 13 Dec 2019

4. Gwada intangible cultural heritage on 16 Dec 2019

5. Guadeloupe on stage on 18 Dec 2019

6. I had a dream on 20 Dec 2019

7. In need of protection on 23 Dec 2019

8. So lonely on 27 Dec 2019

9. Once we were on 30 Dec 2019

10. Caribbean grace on 03 Jan 2020

11. Resurrection will come on 06 Jan 2020

12. Art insurrection on 08 Jan 2020

13. Life of Gwada on 10 Jan 2020

Bouquet de Lavaux

Click each picture to zoom in and walk through the terraces of Lavaux on Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

 

 

 

Land of frozen giants

A romantic stroll in magic winter wonderland of Zuriberg, Zurich, Switzerland. Click each picture to zoom in.

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