Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009


I always had the suspect that not everybody in London is quite human.

This phone box in South Kensington proves I was right.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Starry starry night

It is incredible how much light pollution there is even in a very small village.
But the starry sky is always magnificent.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

At last

One of the most peculiar and curious "symbols" of the modern Japan: the squared watermelon :-)

And yes, you are reading it right: it costs ¥9800, i.e. more than 100 USD or 70 Euro. I still wonder who could buy such a thing...

Sunday, June 7, 2009


This is something that is impossible to see in Japan.

Jeanneke Pis

The world is plenty of puttos peeing in the fountains, you can see them almost everywhere. But this is the first time I see a statue of a girl doing the same thing (sorry for the red bars).
Jeanneke Pis (that's the name of this statue) was created by Denis-Adrien Debouvrie in 1985 and erected in 1987, as a gender counterpoint to the city's trademark Manneken Pis at the Grote Markt.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Red blinds

Nice touch of color on the facade of this building. I hope they have more than one person to open and close all the blinds every day.

Trails in the sky

Lot of contrails in the Dutch sky, today.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

begging for your life

Seagulls in SF should be extremely dangerous, if even a Lioness begs for her life, when teared with powerful talons.

The opposite of engRish is hsiRgne?

If Japanese English is often called Engrish, how do you call English Japanese? Hsirgne?

The Golden Gate Bridge

A must in San Francisco is a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge, which takes its name from "Chrysopylae", the name given by Captain Fremont to the strait connecting San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. More facts and details on this beautiful bridge - still considered the symbol of San Francisco and California - can be found here, here, and here.

The true American symbol...

...lazily strolling in Berkeley, CA.


I wish I had this sky in Tokyo.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Apology of the Schnauzer

Tokyo is a city always full of surprises. An example is the house above: what seemed to be a normal (for Tokyo) family house in the middle of a very traditional area, in fact, turns out to be a kind of apology of the Schnauzer.

They do really love their dogs, don't they.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Kamiiso Torii

神磯鳥居 (Kamiiso Torii) in 大洗 (Ooarai), Ibaraki prefecture [MAP], swept by the ocean waves.

Recommendation: Listen to "Il mare d'inverno" by Loredana Berte' while looking at this picture!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!


Update: this picture has been also published on