A soggiorno in a Sicilian satellite city

Italy is known for its northern wonders, perhaps more so than its southern wonders. The tourists flock to the northern attractions and often miss the south entirely. And even then, those that venture south only happen by the star attractions missing much of the south.

It is true that the south – and I’m talking the very south, Sicily – can be more difficult to tackle as a tourist than her northern counterparts. But your efforts will be repaid in a rich cultural experience. Continue reading “A soggiorno in a Sicilian satellite city”

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Descending into the heart of Camogli: A photo walk

Arriving in Camogli by train you encounter her at first as a somewhat non-descript Italian town. But as you descend into her streets, down to her heart, her quaint charm rises up to meet you. Continue reading “Descending into the heart of Camogli: A photo walk”

Bumper challenge: a hodgepodge of bridges

I’ve been off the radar for a few weeks now  and missed a few photo challenges so this one’s going to kill 2, no 3 birds with one stone!

There’re are so many bridges in the world, so what better subject to use for my collage challenge – while also including bridges.

Bridges can also be used for my delta challenge – after all aren’t bridges the perfect representation of transition. Both the bridges themselves and also the ideas that they represent. Continue reading “Bumper challenge: a hodgepodge of bridges”

Shibuya: A frequent migration

The orderly chaos of Tokyo can be witnessed here at the famous Shibuya crossing. Intermittently this huge intersection – empty of people – filled with only passing traffic is transformed into a sea of orderly, fast-paced pedestrians.

It really is amazing to witness, something that just works against all odds. The movement of the people highlights the transient nature of such a place, nobody is here to stay – only here to wait until the next light sequence permits an escape.