Metallica Live @Bologna

Live concert of American heavy metal band Metallica. Photo by WorldWired tour at Unipol Area – Bologna. February 2018

SETLIST

HARDWIRED
ATLAS, RISE!
SEEK AND DESTROY
THE SHORTEST STRAW
FADE TO BLACK
NOW THAT WE’RE DEAD
DREAM NO MORE
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
HALO ON FIRE
HELPLESS
CREEPING DEATH
MOTH INTO FLAME
SAD BUT TRUE
ONE
MASTER OF PUPPETS

ENCORE 

BATTERY
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS
ENTER SANDMAN

#MetInBologna

Gear: Canon PowerShot G1X MarkIII

Spots of Spain in black and white

A small photo gallery of peculiar spot in Spain, in black and white.

Various Gear.

In black and white – Gallery #2

The second photo gallery of pictures in black and white taken around in Europe.

Pictures taken in Bruges (Brugge) and Bruxells in Belgium and Amsterdam, Deen Hag (The Hague) and Rotterdam in Netherlands.

 

Various gear used.

In Black and white – Gallery #1

A photo gallery of pictures in black and white taken around in Europe.

 

In this gallery:

The Pont Du Gard in France, the highest (50 mt.) Roman aqueduct.

The statue of Marquis De Sade in the Château de Lacoste (France).

Two pictures of Jaume Plensa’s sculpture. The Nomade (the biggest one) in harbour of Antibes, and one of the seven Figures,  an installation in Place Massena in Nice (France), representing the seven continents.

Some shots in Netherlands and Bruges (Belgium).

A shot of a frozen day in Campitello di Fassa (Italy).

 

Various gear.

Gae Aulenti square and surroundings – Part #1

The modern and beautiful Gae Aulenti square, opened in December 2012, is located in front of Garibaldi station and next to Corso Como, famous place of Milan’s nightlife.

The square was designed by the Argentine architect Cesar Pelli for the AECOM, and is dedicated to the italian architect and designer Gae Aulenti, architect of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

Nearby the Gae Aulenti square there are other beautiful modern buildings.

The Unicredit Tower, the ultramodern skyscraper occupied by the Italian bank Unicredit, wich dominates the square.

The towers named “Bosco Verticale” designed by italian architect Stefano Boeri, with a height of 110 meters and 76 meters, that will host more than 900 trees.

You can see also, in this photo gallery, the palace of the Lombardy Regional Council, the Diamond Tower, the Pirelli Tower and all the new buildings of the modern city of Milan.
All shots of this gallery have been converted in black and white with a simulation of Kodak TRI-X 400 35mm film grain.

Gear:  Canon EOS 6D,  Canon EF 16-35mm F/4L IS USM and Canon EF 70-200mm F/2,8L IS II USM

Flamenco in Sevilla

The Flamenco dance, at Museo del Baile Flamenco in Seville (Spain), is an impressive performance for a small number of spectators.

Under the direction of Cristina Hoyos, the museum shows of course attract some of the best talent in Seville and Spain.

 

Gear:  Canon Eos 1000D, Canon EF-S 18-55 and  Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Fifty shades of… London

Collection of scattered pictures taken wandering  in a cloudy London, all strictly in black and white … or with some notes of color .

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, anon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM II and Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM.

Mostar 04

Travel reportage in Mostar

By entering Mostar from a cross street, ruins of building riddled by bullets gives you a warm welcome.

Walking through the small historical centre, just before the famous Neretva bridge, you will meet tens of shop for tourists but also many stones where appears the inscription “DO NOT FORGET”.

The beauty of the historical centre makes you forget the tragic history of the city.

Climbing the topmost minaret of the city, you can enjoy he beauty of the centre: completely destroyed in 1994, it was reconstructed and declared Hunesco world heritage site.

In the summertime the divers (boys of Monstar jumping from the 24 meters high bridge into the river) are the real attraction for the tourists.

Outside the historical centre, the cemetery pervading both sides of the street.

Leaving the centre, you will come across many houses not restored: they look like skeletons surrounding the city crowded by the tourists.

One of the most impressive conflicts of the city: a house partially reconstructed (only the roof and the window fixtures) and another one reconstructed for a bed-and-breakfast use-

The signs of two religions, the copious minarets that stand out against the only christian cross, consigned on the top of the mountain.
this cross is the only chistian symbol in the city.

Mosques and minarets are everywhere in city and, as a contrast the houses still damaged, are always restored.

Walking through the streets of the centre, raising the eyes toward the buildings, what makes you astonish is that only the lower floors of the buildings are restored. On most of them, is still visible the mark of the war.

It is clear the attempt of the city to return to normality, but the signs of the past war are clear too. Most say that the destroyed buildings are intentionally not restore, as a warning to the people.

As to point up this theory, the usual stone with the inscription “DO NOT FORGET”.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM