Category Archives: Photography

Water

You can tell whether an area is good for hiking or not by the availability of water. Either from natural sources (creeks, waterfalls) or from wells. A few handfuls of cold water are enough to continue walking for many miles, even … Continue reading

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Riding the Volcano

The island of Vulcano, situated off the north coast of Sicily, has an active crater which you can hike up to. It is possible to circumvent the crater on a narrow rim, walking through the smoke and the fumes at times, … Continue reading

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Man and Nature

Man can erect the most beautiful buildings, which last for 2,500 years and still impress with their shape and size, but the surrounding nature is the true source of beauty. The photos show the temple of Segesta, one of the … Continue reading

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Polignano a Mare

A short train ride to the south of Bari is the town of Polignano a Mare, where the houses are situated on top of steep cliffs as if they were scrambling to get the best view on the sea, with at least … Continue reading

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My Home is my Castle

At Castel del Monte in Apulia in Italy, taking notes for my upcoming report about my visit to this extraordinary castle.

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Your favourite blogger at work on Stromboli

In order to find the best stories and photos for this blog, no efforts are too much and no risk is too high. I cross deserts on foot, I spend months on distant islands, I infiltrate Al-Qaeda, I fly into space … Continue reading

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Different Professions of Faith

In Sicily, many people openly display their Christian belief by putting up images or statutes of Jesus or Mary next to their front door: The neighbour at number 59 counters with a completely different but equally public profession of faith: … Continue reading

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Strange clouds

(Photo taken in the Madonie mountains in Sicily.)

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A colourful birdhouse

Lithuania is full of beautifully painted wooden houses. The blue, green, red and orange houses manage to add colour even to the longest and coldest of winters. On a visit to Druskininkai I saw that this is not limited to … Continue reading

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Three types of dwellings

Walking in Il-Majjistral Nature Reserve on Malta, I saw this composition of a little hut, modern houses in the background and church towers on the other side. I couldn’t get Popeye Village into the shot, but that would have been … Continue reading

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