Back in the harbour

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Guilvinec is a small fishing village, in Bretagne. It counts two and half thousand souls, and the largest artisanal fishing harbour in France (the third considering the industrial ones), with 130 fishing ships. The village itself has no peculiarity (except for a good microbrewery), but around five o’clock in the afternoon one can see . . . → Read More: Back in the harbour

People, an indian mosque

jama masjid (XVII)

During our trip in India, we visited mainly muslim sites, despite the high majority of induist who live in the country. Few mosques, actually, (there called masjid, in hindu) more some tombs and mausoleums.

But the mosques are interesting, from the photographer’s point of view, because are aggregation centers, more than mere places of worship. . . . → Read More: People, an indian mosque

Fête des Brodeauses á Pont l’Abbé – Brittany

fête des brodeause

I like to begin this post “from the end”. These following photos are taken during a dance show. They do not describe anything but the feeling in that very day.

The embroidery (in french broderie) is the art of decorating a piece of cloth with stitches sewn onto it (according to . . . → Read More: Fête des Brodeauses á Pont l’Abbé – Brittany

Hamburg – the Speicherstadt (frozen)

Speicherstadt

I’ve a little interest in Industrial archæology, and of course I was fascinated discovering the Speicherstadt (the warehouse district), part of the Port of Hamburg. Built at the end of XIX century as a free zone, the Speicherstadt is the largest timber-pile founded warehouse district of the world.

And in a very cold . . . → Read More: Hamburg – the Speicherstadt (frozen)

The popular frescoes made by Elmelunde Master in Møn’s churches

Kelby Kirke (XIII), Frescoes XV (by Elmelunde Master)

Møn island is well known for its marvellous cliffs (the Møns Klint I’ve written about), and for its churches. There’re three churches especially worth of mention, and particularly interesting for me, because of their peculiar frescoes. The churches themselves are nice, built around the XIII century. And perhaps all three were just “nice” for circa . . . → Read More: The popular frescoes made by Elmelunde Master in Møn’s churches

Troménie de Locronan – A Pardon in Brittany

pardon de st. ronan

The Pardon is a catholic ceremony, in the western part of Brittany (Finistérre departement, France). More precisely, it’s a pilgrimage, and a penitential ceremony.

The pardon is a one-day pilgrimage, to obtain the intercession from the celebrated saint (or the virgin Mary) and the pilgrims. Of course the pilgrims are present in flash and . . . → Read More: Troménie de Locronan – A Pardon in Brittany

Old trains in Mariager – Veterantoget’s 40years jubilæum

veterantoget - 40 Œår jubilæum (1970-2010)

Mariager is a little village north of Århus, on the Mariegerfjord. There, some people has a weird hobby. Maybe they’re too old for playing with toys… But they’ve never noticed.

Well… The point is, they play with some of the larger toys you can imagine. Trains. Steam, diesel and electric old locomotives, with their passenger . . . → Read More: Old trains in Mariager – Veterantoget’s 40years jubilæum