Posts from the ‘pictures of art’ Category
The easternmost leg of Chalkidiki peninsula (Central Macedonia, Greece) takes its name: Mount Athos, Agion Oros, the Holy Muntain is there waiting for us… already from the early sunrise hours.
And it will wait for long, as no woman is allowed, the documents necessary to cross its border must be requested six months in advance and an Orthodox travel companion is recommended (in the picture below, Saint Athanasios of Alexandria, XVth century).
This year I got all but the documents: my visit to this autonomous polity, home to more than 20 monasteries and cradle of the reborn Eastern Orthodox Church must be postponed.
Still, I wake up every morning in Sikias, placed on the eastern shores of the middle leg (aka Sithonia) of Chalkidiki peninsula: the Holy Mountain and its treasures are always there in front of me.
I will see Mount Athos across the Singitic gulf for 14 days…
… and 14 nights, with an astonishing bright Milky Way passing just above its 2,033 meter peak.. but I will never reach it, or will I?
There is also a westernmost leg of Chalkidiki peninsula (if you were wondering why Sithonia is the middle leg) that is called Kassandra, but nothing will be written about Kassandra in this travel across the North Agean Sea.
Pictures shot with Nikon D800 and Huawei P40 Pro. Lens and mount for astrophotography: Sigma 14 mm f/1.8 and iOptron Skyguider Pro. Click each picture to zoom in.
Funerary art, wall art, urban art. Every color gradient fits wall cracks, houses , graves. Sometimes, reality bends with fantasy in Guadeloupe
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Previous and last episodes:
1. My lady of Guadeloupe
2. Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)
3. La Métropole
4. Caribbean intangible cultural heritage
5. Guadeloupe on stage
6. I had a dream
7. In need of protection
8. So lonely
9. Once we were
10. Caribbean grace
11. Resurrection will come
From ancient caves to modern graffiti. A short walk through Sardinian Art
Inside the caves “Grotte Is Zuddas”: stalactites merged with stalagmites and cave flowers of aragonite carved since 600 million years ago
Giganti di Mont’e Prama (Oristano, Sardegna), the most ancient statues of the Mediterranean area carved around the XIII century b.C.
Nuragic warrior carrying a shield with 4 daggers, bronze of the Nuragic age (1600 b.C. to 900 b.C), Cagliari archeological museum
Ex voto (eye pain? headache?) from the Punic age (900 b.C. to Roman times): Cagliari archeological museum.
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Langstrasse is the queer side of Zurich, with street prostitution, drug dealers and bizarre shops. Here are the bizarre shops.
A night club, maybe?
The board says “means of transportation” … ???
Lovely shop window for a silver worker
Italian pizzeria, of course.
Too small to fit..
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An elusive presence. Many of the bronze and granite statues in the streets and parks of Zurich have populated the city for almost a century. The artworks of local and foreign artists rightfully acquired the honorary citizenship. Whether women in skimpy clothes or young nude boys, everyday human being is elevated to symbolic heights. A photographic exhibition that invites not only to look at but also to look inward.
Find more at the official Photobastei website (auf Deutsch), on the website of Centro Italiano di Cultura in Zurigo (in italiano) or download the flyer in English.
Contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for setting up a guided visit to the exhibition. Pass by and discover an elusive side of Zürich you might have missed!