Goodbye sweet home – fleeing from the wars of Albania, Kosovo and Syria

I was first contacted for this project by Leonardo Magnani, President of the no-profit Associatzione Cultura della Pace di Sansepolcro (Association Culture of Peace of Sansepolcro). He told me: ‘The Albanian student society of the University of Pisa is trying to organise an exhibition on Kosovo.’ – ‘Please, not on Kosovo’ – I thought to…

Syria – A step to Heaven

Wounded and injured people arrive every day from the Syrian border to Kilis. They can have a first rescue at the Sağlık Bakanlığı Kilis Hospital in Turkey, right after the border. Some of them are rebels and fighters with the Free Syria Army. Some others are just civilians which were in the wrong place at…

The nomadic of the wind

They leave from Africa in Springtime, heading North, towards the warm European countries. They fly for thousands of kilometers, over the African forests, over the Sahara desert, over the Mediterranean sea. An incredible journey, mysterious and fascinating. Why birds migrate? A huge question for the scientists professor Wolfgang Goymann of the Max Planck Institute of…

The Large Binocular Telescope Project of Arcetri

Researchers of the University of Florence, department of Physics, are developing a new device called optical interferometer to be implemented on Large Binocular Telescopes around the world. LBT are notoriously suffering atmosphere interference during their operations, leaving space telescopes, such as Hubble, leaders in any world-class research to date. Long queues of scientists are waiting…

The feast of the Bektashi

The feast of the Bektashi On the highest peak of Mount Tomor, central Albania, graved in a small tekke, Abaz Alì, son-in-law of Mohammed, rests in peace. Every year, at the end of August, thousands of faithful pilgrims of the Bektashi sect meet here for their biggest and most important feast of the year. The…