Segesta (Sestri Levante) is the queen of fairy tales: Hans Christian Handersen visited the town in 1833. He found about the local myth of Segesta, the mermaid, and her lover, the Triton. In 1837 published his most famous fairy tale ever: The Little Mermaid. He also named the western bay of Sestri Levante as “Fairy tales bay”. Since 1998, every year in June, Sestri Levante celebrates the Handersen literature prize.
Seven masts for seven seas
Pesci vivi (live fishes) part one
Pesci vivi (live fishes) part two
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The bay of silence
Captains Courageous of lake Zurich!
Cross the city with the public-boat service …
… enter the lake and taxi through the sails.
The sailing boats are preparing for the regatta …
… and here they start!
Final stop for our boat tour,
while the wind still blows the sails across the lake… good winds!
The unexpected event shot with D800 plus 50 mm on lake Zurich.
Chronicles of Bodensee, Konstanz, Germany
At the first sunny day, lake Constance (Bodensee) gets filled with boats, sails, ferries and people, sailors for a day or for the whole season. I had a very interesting afternoon at the shores of Constance harbor, observing tourists of every nationality getting their moment of happiness on the lake.
The conductor captain
Queuing with selfie
Young men and young women
All pictures shot with Nikon D800 plus VR-II. Click to enjoy them more.