Here it is: gloomy, mystical and grandiose. The spear of medieval town scratches the sky. But the bottom is surrounded by water and quicksand. This is how my geographical dream looks like. It is called Mont Saint Michel. Continue reading
Today, when Irish people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I would like to write about Patrick. But not the one you might think of. About Jim FitzPatrick – famous Irish artist. You definitely know one of his works – the legendary poster of Che Guevara – the black and white image on the red background. Jim was the one who reproduced the picture of Cuban photographer Alberto Korda on paper. You know the rest – this particular image became a symbol of world revolution. Continue reading
The word “genesis” means origin. In the first book of the biblical scriptures called “The book of Genesis”, this term refer to creation of the Earth. Legendary Magnum photographer Sebastiao Salgado called his exhibition “Genesis” to show us Earth like it used to be in old times. With his work he makes us back to the roots. But isolated places on Salgado’s photographs do not scare with its wildness. For me they rather reflect the background of Brazilian-born photographer – pure and emotional.
The Istanbul’ sky must be cut with planes. This thought stroke me when we landed, while watching numerous flight lights from my cabin window. The air traffic is so massive here. But you don’t notice any cuts in the sky in the city. Maybe because the sky is the last you notice when wondering in labyrinth of narrow streets. Even standing on the bridge your attention is focused on Bosphorus – always busy with boat traffic. But not with sky. Continue reading
When it comes to Switzerland, imagination brings to mind pacify picture without rush or over-hastiness. In a country, where time has stopped, they build a machine to accelerate the pace. I visited the world’s largest particle collider – Large Hadron Collider – just before it has restarted since long pause.
A country with only one neighbor, 2 languages and dozen of football players is hidden where Europe ends. Being one of the richest empires in the world in the past, it still has a lot of treasures to show. After all the discoveries it made, Portugal still left a lot to everyone. This country made me drunk with wine and exited with all the surprises it prepared for me. Here they are! Continue reading
“I am living in Amsterdam already 20 years and never saw THIS before! Never!”, told the worker of museum referring to the weather changes. Normally the influence of North Sea helps the dutch capital to avoid a real winter. But not this time. All the channels were frozen, which gave the city a new look, fairy and chilly. Continue reading
I’m impressed how termites built their shelter: thousands of fugitive insects construct so-called small towers and connect them to columns of neighbors one by one. In such a chaotic work millimeters of turrets turns in hundreds of years into 10 m hight natural masterpiece. For the main Spanish highlight Sagrada Familia it is also needed a lot of time to be finished. But the main similarity with termitary is that the insects never have any schemes or sketches and construct just by inspiration. Just like the Great Gaudi. Continue reading