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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

Click each picture to zoom in.

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

Click each picture to zoom in.

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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Body and freedom festival Zurich

The body and freedom festival in Zurich is naked performance in urban space with artists from the ritualteather.chDo not read further if you find full and frontal male and female nudity disturbing. Read more…

ZÜRCHER/IN is open until July 15!

Thanks to all who joined the vernissage of ZÜRCHER/IN at Photobastei 2.0, Zürich !

Looking forward to see you here Wednesday-Sunday afternoons until July 15.

Pictures from the vernissage shot by FARKASPHOTO.CH

ZÜRCHER/IN, the new ARTBorghi photo exhibition opens July 5.

ZÜRCHER/IN of lorenzo borghi - Photobastei 2.0, Zurich, Switzerland

ZÜRCHER/IN of lorenzo borghi – Photobastei 2.0, Zurich, Switzerland

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 artborghi@gmail.com 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!

Portugal red

Pictures shot in Lisbon. Click each picture to enlarge

Crafted by humans

Urban art Linda-a-Vehla, Lisbon

Urban art Linda-a-Velha, Lisbon

Singer, Calais

Singer, Calais

Alfama quarter, Lisbon

Alfama quarter, Lisbon

Docks of Lisbon

Docks of Lisbon

Live Fado in Bairro Alto, Lisboa

Live Fado in Bairro Alto, Lisboa

Electrico at Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcântara

Electrico at Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcântara

Click each picture to enlarge. This photo series started with

Welcome to Lisbon!

 

Welcome to Lisbon!

The world famous eléctrico (tram) uphill in Lisbon

The world famous eléctrico (tram) uphill in Lisbon

Amália, the Portuguese Queen of Fado

Amália, the Portuguese Queen of Fado music

Encounters at King's gardens (Estufa Real)

Encounters at Estufa Real (King’s gardens)

At the shores of Cascais

Relaxing at the shores of Cascais

Welcome to Portugal!

A warm welcome to Portugal

Here starts a new photo reportage, shot on the Portuguese shores between Lisbon and Cascais. A photographic trip through Portugal people and habits.  Pictures by Lorenzo Borghi, editing by Maria Francesca, Click each picture to enlarge

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