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It occasionally snows around Genoa and when it happens it’s a transformation. I go out to take pictures, unusual ones: the well known locations become a novelty. Here is depicted the Monte Fasce, which dominates western Genoa, from the winding road that leads to Sori and Uscio. I walked up to a small ridge where the wind gathered a lot of untouched snow. It helped me give the impression of a heavy snowfall (actually it hardly persisted more than a day). On top of Monte Fasce there is a crowd of antennas, fueling our appetite for information and communication.

Snow, Monte Fasce in Winter

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Another snow abstract, taken in the same place as the previous one, that is Bardonecchia, Italy. But that’s not important, since you can find such shapes almost everywhere there is some untouched snow modelled by the wind. I enjoy the transformations snow brings to the landscape and to the small things that surround our everyday life. Unfortunately (for some aspects it is a blessing actually) I do not live in a place where it snows a lot (just once every winter, in average), but I frequent the mountains in all the seasons and adore snow, and always keep an open eye for strange forms.

Snow Curves BW

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With the winter approaching (and in many places already arrived) I like to share this abstract snow detail with you. It was shot in the Western Alps above the Olympic-famous town of Bardonecchia, Italy. There’s a valley called Valle Stretta (narrow valley) due to the vertical cliffs and steep ancient stone avalanches that close in on the valley floor. For many this place is also the Small Dolomites of Piedmont, since the peaks resemble the more famous ones in Trentino and Veneto. Unfortunately, during these last years tourism increased tremendously, not at pace with the limited infrastructures and the inherent valley “smallness”.

Snow Curves

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Another photo from the same clear-day session above Genoa. This time I zoomed-in on the spot where the sun disappeared. I enjoyed how these warm hues spread across the sky, like a colossal fire were buring behind the mountains.

The Orange Sunset

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