The Japanese have a saying, that if we take the life of a flower, we have an obligation to make it look more beautiful. One of the principles of Japanese garden designs and Ikebana is that man plays a small part in the overall design. Heaven, Earth and man combine together to make an asymmetrical triangle. Heaven is the most important element; Earth, the second most important element and man – the smallest part of the asymmetrical triangle ~ but also […]
“The more comfort the less courage there is” – Alexander Suvorov. Weather forecast for that November Saturday was not promising, but lazing at home was not an option either, so I decided to join a group of likeminded crazy people on Suvorov’s hike (or one part of it) in Andermatt, South of Switzerland. Alexander Suvorov, who’s bravery is well known among the Swiss people, fought against the French army in the Alps in very difficult conditions. Annually near the Devils […]
The lights go on the lights go off when things don’t feel right I lie down like a tired dog licking his wounds in the shade when I feel alive I try to immagine a careless life a scenic world where the sunsets are all breathtaking (lyrics by Beirut – Scenic World) Greifensee, Switzerland, May 2011
Here are some images I took in the Black Forest in the south-west of Germany, which is one of the best locations to see fall colors in Europe. Switching the GPS off and getting a little bit lost in the roads of Schwarzwald (i.e. Black Forest in German) turned out to be the best way to explore it.
London is always and never the same, I thought while I was walking in South Kensington district. Serene red brick architecture, traditional black cabs driving smartly dressed bankers, an Asian couple doing their wedding photoshoot in front of the Royal Albert Hall and barefoot drunken students
Last weekend I took my visiting family to one of the most magical places in Switzerland – Lauterbrunnen Valley, which is said to have inspired Tolkien’s Rivendell. The valley is perfect for pleasant walks with outstanding scenery throughout,
On Sunday 14th of October we decided to explore Schatzalp area near Davos. Without a strict plan, we hiked for 7 hours with the cumulative elevation gain of approx 1000m.