A new season – a new place: Lucerne

I discover the first SIGNS OF AUTUMN in Ascona, signs of an ending and a new beginning, it’s TIME TO MOVE ON from the South right INTO THE HEART of Switzerland to LUCERNE. The NEW SEASON brings a NEW place, new DISCOVERIES. A moment where all good things come TOGETHER, urban MEETs rural, tradition meetsContinue reading “A new season – a new place: Lucerne”

Once upon a time…

Outdoor laundry. Walking along Ascona‘s lungolago, I come across this testimonial photography. In a time not too long ago, women were washing clothes in lakes and rivers even here in Switzerland. It brings back memories of many other places in the world, where I have seen women (and even men) doing their “outdoor laundry”. TheContinue reading “Once upon a time…”

A more intimate sunlight

“Here the sun shines more intimately…” “Hier scheint die Sonne inniger…” …wrote the most famous German author Hermann Hesse about the Ticino where he lived for more than 40 years. I just found this quote and I think it suits very well the pictures I started putting together. Pictures from the past weeks, taken duringContinue reading “A more intimate sunlight”

Postcard from Ascona

Buongiorno da Ascona! Ascona is a sunny, calm and colorful place in the Southern Part of Switzerland, in Ticino. It spreads a peaceful atmosphere with an artistic flavour along the lungolago – circus artists, painters, actors and musicians brighten up the scene during the evening hours. While meandering through the narrow alleys you can visitContinue reading “Postcard from Ascona”

A little bit of Myanmar in Locarno

Spending days in the beautiful Ticino allows me to discover Switzerland’s South during summertime. It’s wonderful. There are plenty of things to do and see and a bit of dolcefarniente to live. In a very spontaneous moment, I look at the program of the international film festival in Locarno and discover a perfect movie forContinue reading “A little bit of Myanmar in Locarno”

Story of change: From Ventry dance hall to Penny’s Pottery

We can not only observe change in people but also in buildings. The Ventry hall on the Dingle Peninsula is one such example. It was built by a family Martin and opened in 1935 as a dance hall. It was only one of several dance halls that were built in that time on the DingleContinue reading “Story of change: From Ventry dance hall to Penny’s Pottery”

Beautiful days on Dingle Peninsula – Ireland

A ten day experience. From Dublin to the South West, with a little sidestep heading north to Newgrange. This “starter” to Newgrange was organized by a friend I met 12 years ago in Argentina when a cafĂ© owner from a little village put us in contact for a day trek ! Thanks Bren, for aContinue reading “Beautiful days on Dingle Peninsula – Ireland”