The amazing view we had from the top of Keiservarden, an easy hike in Bodø, Norway, filled with plenty of incredible scenaries. On top there is a military base, and a wind shelter for hikers, since it's so windy you can barely walk. On the extreme left it's possible to see even Lofoten Islands in clear days. If you are going over the Arctic Circle to see Northern Lights, and Bodø is on your route, then you shouldn't miss an hike to Kaisertoppen!
I'm still organizing my photo archive from the "expedition" in north of Norway of last year to see Northern Lights, and I found this interesting shot: there is no Photoshop editing at all, it's just what came out of the camera. On the background there is a dark sky and the magnificent Northern Lights, and in the foreground some strange flares probably created by the diffraction of the coulorful light of Aurora Borealis. It looks like a strange Astronomical pattern created in Photoshop, but it's actually real!
This is the amazing view we saw after hiking to "La Berneuse" from Leysin in Switzerland. After reaching the turning restaurant Kuklos we just sat in the cliff and had lunch with this amazing view over the Rhône valley. Not bad, hum? On the far right is visible also Geneva lake.
This photo has been featured also in my selection of the best photos from my previous 3 years trips.
Not far from Rome, in the town of Tivoli, it's possible to visit this beautiful park, Villa Gregoriana. It's a "romantic" park recently restored after many years of abandon. Steep cliffs, luxurious vegetation and fairy tale atmosphere, just 30 km far from Rome!
The Colosseum in Rome, seen from a terrace in "Via dei fori imperiali". This photo was taken last year, and it's the combination of 3 photos taken with different exposures (HDR technique). Nowadays the Colosseum view is partially obstructed by the fences built for the "eternal work" of the third metro in Rome.
Not a bad location to relax and read right? This was one of the several "hidden" beaches that it's possible to find in Praia a Mare in the italian region of Calabria, where we were last week. There is a small track to follow going through cliffs and tunnels, and ending up in beaches and caves. We will probably write soon a more detailed article as it deserve!
We are just back after a few weeks travelling in south of Italy, in Calabria, the region where I was born. We enjoyed the sun (actually it was almost unbearable sometimes), the sea and ice cream! We had time to visit a few places, before heading back to Rome for the wedding of a friend of mine, and we were actually really impressed! In the photo the blue crystalline water is in Tropea, a nice village with an historical borough and incredible sea.
While we were walking yesterday in the borough of Scilla, in the region of Calabria, at the exit of a church I had this vision through the fence. I though it was the perfect description of what foreigners think south of Italy is: sun, sea and vespas. Well, it's missing maphia, but we better get rid of that one. We are here in the south of Italy visiting some of my relatives and enjoying the views of this undiscovered part of Italy, apart from local tourists.