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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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It was an incredibly clear day. The wind sweeping the sea and the mountains in Liguria, Italy. From the Monte Fasce, which dominates Genoa, it was possibile to distinguish the sharp peak of the Maritime Alps, the French coast and the island of Corse. As soon as the sun disappeared behind the distant mountains, the sky started to reveal these delicate hues, which then reflected upon the Mediterranean surface.

Mediterranean Sunset

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The Marina in Genoa is called Expo and has been designed jointly with reknowed architect Renzo Piano. His is the contested Sphere, which should have contained numerous butterflies, but it just didn’t work out. Now they recreated inside a tropical environment, with small birds, camaleons and other animals. Next to the Sphere there is the Acquarium, one of the biggest in Europe, including a very large shark pool, plus seals, dolphins, sea turtles and much more. Definately it deserves a visit, but be prepared to pay much (at least according to Italian standards!).

Liquid Sunset

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