Posts from the ‘Less is More’ category

Fishing in the Big Blue

Fishing boat close to Sicilian Tyrrhenian coast, Sicily, Italy
Tyrrhenian Sea, Sicily, Italy (2009)

“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.”

– Jacques Yves Cousteau

Fishing is a hard job. Yet I have always envied fishermen.

I took this photograph 10 years ago. It is the Tyrrhenian Sea photographed from the cliff near Scopello, northern coast of Sicily.  I like the texture and color of the sea on this image. I like the sea.

Small Solace

Rocky cliffs of Scala dei Turchi, Realmonte, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Scala dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” -Jacques Cousteau

I miss the sea. Alas, at the moment I can only see it on photographs. So I re-edited a photo I took nine years ago. I was in Scala dei Turchi, on the southern coast of Sicily. This time I edited it in black and white. Small solace.

Just Water

Flowing water of Glatt river close to Glattfelden, Switzerland
Glatt river, Switzerland

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” – Laozi

Dreaming of an Island

Isola di San Paolo isle, Monte Isola, Iseo Lake, Lombardy, Italy
Isola di San Paolo islet in the haze, Iseo Lake, Italy

There was a time when I dreamed of having an island of my own. Many have this dream.

Then we realize that we need a lot of money and/or a substantial income. The dream remains a dream.

The island above is the islet of San Paolo in Lake Iseo, Italy, in a misty morning. Ah, by the way, the owners of this island produce weapons. Here it is!

Turn On the Lights

Trabocco Sasso della Cajana

We are in the Trabocchi coast in Abruzzo,Italy. A Trabocco is a wooden platform that is (was) used to catch the passing fishes. For long time the inhabitants of this stretch of Adriatic coast lived of the catch of these Trabocchi. Alas, this kind of fishing is no longer profitable. So, in our days, many of these Trabocchi have been converted into fish restaurants. So the Trabocco Sasso della Cajana in Vallevò. Ah, originally Trabocchi had no eletric light, of course.