11 July – 3 am. I am jet lagged and I cannot sleep. Having slept for most of the day probably hasn’t improved my current state, either. Night flight from Moscow got me to Barnaul at 7 am yesterday morning exhausted. The flight was ok, Siberian Airlines provide better service than British Airways have been … More 36 – Short update from Siberia
July 7 – I am going to lose so much weight just by carrying my backpack around. I reduced and reduced the amount of stuff I packed to the indispensable minimum, and still the 500m walk from the bus stop to my hotel in St. Petersburg nearly killed me. I also discovered that Moskovskaya station … More 35 – St. Petersburg. The Venice of the North
So it all begins – as any journey should, and as most important things in life do – with a massive hangover. I grow older but no wiser, or else I would have by now stopped randomnly mixing wine, beer and spirits, not necessarily in this order. And just to make things better, I just … More 34 – Dimmi, ragazza sola, dove vai?
There is that scene at the end of the last episode of the third season of the Sopranos where Junior sings “Core ‘ngrato” at Jackie Aprile’s funeral party. It’s a beautiful scene. Perfect, even. One époque is coming to an end, all kind of mess is coming up in the next season, and then there is … More 33 – Catarì, Catarì…
It’s been a couple of weeks since I came back from my last (for a while) european holiday. Sorry about taking it slowly to report, I’ve had over 200 photos to go through (and I even managed not to take as many as I normally do). I am about to travel the world and the … More 32 – Southern State of Mind
May 2017 – my last business trip in Italy to say farewell to my customers of many years. Random shots. Vivid colours of spring in Tuscan countryside, metropolitan architecture of Milan, hazy Genoan seaside. I haven’t had chance to take many pictures but sometimes (most times, really), less is more. Tuscany Milan Genoa
…the Lions; those who’ll take our place will be little jackals, hyenas; and the whole lot of us, Leopards, jackals, and sheep, we’ll all go on thinking ourselves the salt of the earth.* This quote from Sicily’s most famous novel just about sums up the island’s tormented modern history. Il Gattopardo commonly translates in English … More 30 – We were the Leopards…