Photography and little more, by Andrea Taurisano
Petrozavodsk, Russia, 20th March 2013.
Alas, photography is strictly forbidden in most Karelian churches. Well, here is a sin I made just in the eyes (and the house) of God. I just couldn’t help it. I like to believe that the fact no one realized I was photographing them means that all in all I wasn’t much of a disturb…
Some sketched impressions from a 27 hours train ride from Murmansk to St. Petersburg, through the Karelian landscape.
Endless forests are crossed by equally endless freight trains full of minerals from the mines and quarries in the north of the region. “69 t – 73 m3″ is how much each carriage can take, you can read it every time your train stops in a station beside one of those freight carriages.
Stopping in the stations and the cultural landscape that runs outside your window may sometimes make you feel a few decades back in time, which is why I chose this post-processing.
In the next posts, street photos from the places I visited. Stay tuned.
Home is where you heart is, they say. Heart or not, Tromsø is where I spent 7 years of my life and it’s the only place where, 2 years after my departure, every visit feels like coming home.
Tromsø is cold, windy and slippery, not exactly clean and from the urban architecture point of view a terribly messy town, but surrounded by some of the most stunning nature Norway has to offer.
Tromsø is perhaps not the pearl it could be, yet it’s impossible not to love.