ST GOTHARD CHURCH IN SOMASASSA VALTELLINA

Somasassa, Valtellina, church of San Gottardo, XVIII Century. Northern view. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/100" ƒ/8 ISO 64

Somasassa, Valtellina, church of San Gottardo, XVIII Century. Northern view from the apple orchard

Built in 1687, the church of St. Gothard is a seldom used building in Somasassa, an outlying suburb of Teglio, Valtellina, that counts about 1000 souls. Continue reading

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ATM 85TH ANNIVERSARY

85. Anniversary from the Foundation of ATM 2016. San Donato Deposit. Nikon D750 24 mm (24.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/100

85. Anniversary from the Foundation of ATM 2016. San Donato Deposit.

ATM stands for “Azienda Trasporti Milanese” or “Milan Transit Authority”, a company established 1931, owned by the Milan Municipality. Its oldest pride is the urban network of rails on which, since 1933, runs the fleet of streetcars, for it’s functionality: it’s cheap to manage and does not pollute. Today, two among the oldest specimen of the fleet run daily as restaurant-on-the-move for a two hours long dinner across the vast network of rails. Continue reading

NINE GOLDEN COLUMNS ON LAKE SANKT MORITZ

“The Sky Over Nine Columns”. Sankt Moritz, December 10th 2016. Nikon D810, 200 mm (70-200 ƒ/2.8) 1/400" ƒ/5.6 ISO 400

“The Sky Over Nine Columns”. Sankt Moritz, December 10th 2016.

Ralph Donnermuth is a welthy man, a maecenas and an art collector. When he found himself facing Heinz Mack’s artwork The Sky Over Nine Columns, placed in front of Palladio’s San Giorgio Maggiore Basilica, within the 14th Venice Biennale d’Architettura 2014, he determined that an exhibit of that effect should be seen by the largest possible audience. Continue reading

MONSTER ENERGY MONZA RALLY SHOW

Valentino Rossi and Carlo Cassina winners of the Monster Energy Monza Rally Show 2016. on a Ford Fiesta WRC 1.6. Nikon D810, 120 mm (80-400.0 mm ƒ/4.5-5.6) 1/800" ƒ/6.3 ISO 2500

Valentino Rossi and Carlo Cassina winners of the Monster Energy Monza Rally Show 2016 on a Ford Fiesta WRC 1.6

We had already gone to the Monza race track in 2015 for the 1000 Miglia but, for the first time I was there to see a contemporary automobile race, the Monster Energy Monza Rally Show which uses sections of the Formula 1 circuit and the old high speed ring. It was different. It was fun, although it has not been all the way straightforward or painless. Samsung’s step-counter has measured 12 km walking in a single day. Continue reading