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Poppy Field at Sunset

Poppy field at sunset, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Canton of Zürich, Switzerland

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”   – Hans Christian Andersen

 

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Daybreak in Siracusa

The waterfront of Ortygia, Syracuse at dawn, Sicily, Italy.
Siracusa, Sicily

This photo was taken three years ago. I was in Siracusa (Syracuse) in Sicily and the picture shows the seafront of Ortigia at first light of the day. Now I decided to re-edit  this image in a different way. It seems to me that this new version better conveys the atmosphere of the upcoming sunrise. Compare it with the first version of this Image.

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Devil’s Hand

The rock and the ghost town of Pentedattilo, Calabria, Italy.
Pentedattilo, Italy

On Easter night of 1686, 40 armed men enter the castle nestled in the rock formation above the village of Pentedattilo. In a merciless action they exterminated all the Alberti family, lords of Pentedattilo. After this tragic event the locals start to nickname the rock Devil’s Hand. At sunset, the warm sun rays color the sandstone rock reddish suggesting the blood shed in the night of the massacre. Nowadays remain only a few ruins of the castle and the village of Pentedattilo is now a ghost town.