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Night art walk

University of Zurich, main builduing

Library, UZH

Chipperfield building


Kunsthaus Zurich

Zwingli monument, Zurich

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Art Mallorquina

One of the several masked graffiti in Palma

Historical building, city center of Palma

Calatrava, Es Baluard, Palma

What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?

With love

Stairs to the Royal Palace La Almudaina

Pictures shot on Mallorca island, Spain. Click each picture to zoom in.

Previous episodes:

Behind and beyond

Si sta come d’autunno sugli alberi le foglie

Title from Giuseppe Ungaretti: “We are like the leaves that cling to the branch in Fall”

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Gold face

Found enclosed in four tombs, sealed into 3 golden sarcophagi…

… he was the last of his family.

Son of an incest between his father Amenhotep IV and one of his sister. His half-sister wife, Ankhesenamun, couldn’t escape two consecutive stillbirths.

He died of malaria and genetic diseases.

His mummy rotted and didn’t survive his time. His name was Tutankhamun.

Pictures shot at the homonym exhibition.

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Moving art

Jean Tinguely was the creator of Kinetic Art. Basel dedicates a museum to Tinguely and his moving works.

Relief méta mécanique sonore

Mengele Dance of Dead

Grosse Méta Maxi Maxi Utopia

Moving machine

Picture shot in Tinguely museum, Basel, Switzerland. Click each picture to zoom in.

The colors of the night

Blue trams at Kartoffelmarkt

Orange passage, Heinrichstrasse

A night green Limmat river below the Münsterbrücke

Blue banks, Hardstrasse

Red Frauenbad, Stadthausquai

Courtyards of new Josefstrasse

Night colors of Zurich, Switzerland. Pictures shot with Sigma 14 mm f/1.8. Click each picture to zoom in.

Destination: the Holy Mountain

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.


Art insurrection

Funerary art, wall art, urban art. Every color gradient fits wall cracks, houses , graves. Sometimes, reality bends with fantasy in Guadeloupe

Rastafari ka players painted in Sainte-Anne

Giant house-graffiti in Pointe-à-Pitre

Kid in the box, Pointe-à-Pitre

At the bus stop, painted or real? in Saint-Anne

Exquisite black and white in Sainte-Anne cemetery

Big eyes of Pointe-à-Pitre

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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

Material Art

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.

Graffiti, Cagliari

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Previous episodes:

1. Human footprint

2. Romantic mode on

3. Palette

Langstrasse bizarre

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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