TWO MEDIEVAL TOWNS IN TUSCANY: 1. VOLTERRA

Chiesa di San Giusto, Volterra, gennaio 2017. Nikon D810, 120 mm (24-120.0 mm ƒ/4) 1/640" ƒ/4 ISO 200

Chiesa di San Giusto, Volterra

Volterra is a medieval town in Valdicecina, Tuscany, populated by real people, with real activities (including tourism), compared to San Gimignano (next post), which is a popular destination that lives and earns (profusely) solely upon the tourist industry. Continue reading

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Iceland In Winter – 2. The South-West

The cliff overlooking the Black Sand Beach near Vik, Iceland. Nikon D810, 85 mm (85.0 ƒ/1.4) 1/100" ƒ/3.2 ISO 64

The cliff overlooking Black Sand Beach near Vik, Iceland. Nikon D810, 85 mm (85.0 ƒ/1.4) 1/100″ ƒ/3.2 ISO 64

Northern Light (Aurora Borealis) is a big attraction in the Icelandic winter, but it’s not so easy to catch. It depends on the intensity of the solar wind, the interaction between the interplanetary and the earth magnetic fields and – obviously – the  weather, all factors on which the human will has no influence whatsoever. Continue reading

Cuba facing its future 3. Remedios and Cayo Santa Maria

An impromptu sand sculpture on the Las Gaviotes beach, on Cayo Santa Maria. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24.0 ƒ/1.4) 1/125" ƒ/10 ISO 64

An impromptu sand sculpture on the Las Gaviotas beach, on Cayo Santa Maria. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24.0 ƒ/1.4) 1/125″ ƒ/10 ISO 64

The road to Santa Clara

From Playa Ancon, we took the perilous road 152 that goes passed Trinidad, up  North, through the Topes de Collantes mountain range. We were heading to Santa Clara, for a quick visit to the Che Guevara Memorial. Continue reading

Cuba facing its future 2. Trinidad

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Everybody in this island and outside looks at Cuba’s future with a mix of expectation and worry. Some of its more characteristic features are in danger. Its famous vintage cars, to be sure, are doomed to disappear. But also less futile worries concern its delicate, untouched environment, menaced by a more conspicuous and ubiquitous  tourism. We visited South and West of the Habana to assess the state of the disease .
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