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Interior, Dome of the Russian Church, Sanremo

From Russia with Love

The domes of La Chiesa di Cristo Salvatore, Santa Caterina Martire e San Serafino di Sarov (Church of Christ the Savior, St. Catherine the Martyr and St. Serafin de Sarov)...

Olive branch, Bellissimi, Liguria

01.11.10

Palondromic primes, like today’s date, are said to be auspicious for new beginnings and also to represent the cyclic nature of existence . Here, in the olive groves of Imperia,...

Witch-pumpkin-Naschmarkt

Oooooh Vienna! Halloween im Wien – pumpkins, every witch way

In Vienna, Halloween is about pumpkins. If you’re a fan, it’s the perfect place to be – what Austrians can’t do with pumpkins simply can’t be done. If you get...

Halloween candy, Brussels

The sweet taste of Halloween

American Halloween is about, yes, all things American; pumpkins and parades, Trick or Treat, getting dressed-up and getting made-up. In the UK, Halloween is about importing all things American, but...

tulipcrop

Victim Support? Say it with flowers instead

Here in the UK, we have this thing called Victim Support. (I’m not going to credit it with any kind of gravitas by using ‘ we have a service’). Think...

French Ant

Go to the ant…

At the Gorges de Pennafort, Provence, we made camp (unwittingly) in the path of some huge but otherwise harmless ants.  Relaxing in the company of these creatures is impossible —...

rooftops

From the belfry

View of the terracotta-tiled roofs of the city from the belfort, or medieval belfry, Bruges....

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Karma Cinema

  In 2004, Amazon.com released a series of short films under the brand Amazon Theater, each of which was a different take on the theme of karma. I’ve since discovered...

Dark skies

Shades of the Beguine

Bruges is a strangely sinister little town, with deep houses and twitching net curtains. As the sun sets, shadows lengthen and night begins to fall, a strong sense of the...

Live and thrive

An Airy citadel: Bruges

As a child, I was terrified of spiders. Photographing them has helped with this, and even though I’ll probably never get to the point where I’d let a tarantula take...

 
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