Posts from the ‘Nature’ category

Nature, Landscapes and Wildlife

Autumn colors at the Rhine Falls

So far, the autumn in Switzerland is giving us a sunny day after another rewarding us with a pleasant extension of the summer. Nevertheless the leaves on the trees are taking the typical autumn colors at the right time. Yellow, orange and brown are now prevailing in the vegetation.

I took advantage of the nice weather to visit the Rhine Falls. Once more. This waterfalls are the largest in Europe. Although, at present, good weather time has reduced a lot of the flow of the Rhine River, the Rhine Falls are still impressive. Read more

Seville – Sunset on the River

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From the historic center of Seville, going up the Guadalquivir river for a few hundred meters, you will meet two landmarks of modern Seville. Torre Sevilla (left), completed a couple of years ago, is the only skyscraper in Seville. The Torre Schindler panoramic tower, built for the Expo ’92 Universal Exposition, has a ship-shaped floor plan and stands in the river water.

 

Triana Bridge and Guadalquivir river at night in Seville.

Seville – Guadalquivir River

Seville owes its fortune to the river that runs through it, the Río Guadalquivir. The river is navigable from Seville to its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean. After the discovery of America, the river harbor of Seville was considered the safest port to bring the riches from the New World, beginning its Golden Age. Read more

Shipwrecked

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Capo Bruzzano, Italy

In March 2007 Kurdish refugees reached Italy on the Turkish fishing vessel Kaptàn Balikcilik 1. A sea storm made them strand on the beach of Capo Bruzzano in Calabria, southern Italy. I believe they were all rescued by the Coast Guard. At least I hope so.

I took the picture the day after the shipwreck. It’s been 10 years since then. I re-edited the photo and a sepia look seemed perfect.