Some days ago, I read an article in SPIGEL ONLINE about a little village on the island Sardena /Italy called ORGOSOLO. It is about the mafia and the local culture there. I have visited the place some years ago w/o knowing the mafia-background. What I found there were the outstanding graffiti – I’d better call the ‘murales’ as the mexiacans name their monumental wall-paitnings. Here a (bit strange formated) set of photos, I took on that topic

Abandoned Toiano-Palaia

It started by asking a local guy about interesting places. We where standing on a hill in Italian’s Toscany watching the landscape at that time. I saw on the horizon and abandoned farm. Asking him about it he told me about some more locations similar. It was Toiano-Palaia. See here:   The next phot I had posted already on FLICKR. It was the one with the most “clicks” I ever got for a photo there: in Nv. 2013 about 18200!!! Have a look: The village Toiano-Palaia has for some reasons it’s own facebook page. I was there about 5am and was able to see the sun rise out of the …


      Are they going to review those photos ever? Do you want to know what type of photos they are taking – see here For me amazing is the new way of taking the shots. In the past the view through the ocular, then next the view on the little, tiny display of the pocket cameras…. and today the look to thew tablet as you can see above.


  This 3D GRID is a skeleton of an abandoned factory. I don’t know what huhge construction this was for, but it’s spectacular to see and take photos. Have a look to the complete series (part 1) here.

Cudgel – Keule

First of all – in order to avoid to be  categorized on to the coner of “inadequate-” or “violence-” content (dependent on your personal preferences) – this is simply a touristical snap shot on a public place in Florence / Italy … !!! The city of Florence is full of that stuff – maybe that’s  why so many tourists are flooding this place.  

Bologna: Asinelli and Garisenda

This is a first impression of our last tour through the Toscany/ Italy. The last day we have spend in the city Bologna – which was a great surprise to me: I always had in mind an ugly industrial place, but in fact it is one of the most attractive cities I’ve found so far in Italy: It’s by far less touristical then e.g. Sienna or Firence and the hughe downtows has amazingly many nice things to see. Further there are many cultural activities.