Tutto questo futuro – Happy New Year!

Basilique du Sacré-Coer, 75018 Paris

“Il tempo cancella le intenzioni del cuore
forse questo rimane per la gente come noi
stare vicini, pensare più piano,
capirsi con gli occhi e non perdersi.

Amore, mia speranza con gli occhi sinceri,
io non ho voluto perderti mai.

Eppure mi piace tutto questo futuro
e anche il tempo sprecato che non vedo già più.

Io e te, in mezzo al mondo,
siamo un pugno di fiori.

Ora passa la notte e, come senti,
non piove più.”

(Ivano Fossati, Tutto Questo Futuro)

Picture: Fuji X-PRO3 – Helios 44-2 f.2.0

2020: a year in Paris in 12 pictures. Around me

What a year! We will remember it: for the health concerns, for the lockdown, for the empty streets, for the home working, for the masks, for the change of habits, behaviours, care. For the sacrifices.

But mainly because it forced us to focus on the essential, on what it really matters to us.

Paris still remained around me, and not just because of the absence of travels. I have taken 12 pictures, one for each month. One only. To describe this city.

Bonne Année!

Up there

Parvis du Sacré-Coeur – 75008, Paris

Lockdown and homework bring new opportunities. An early morning walk up to Sacre-Coeur helps you breathing fresh air, find inspiration for your day, move your body. The quiet of this place at that particular hour is regenerating.

I have done it several times over the last few weeks. Up there you see things from distance, you take distance. Luckily, just around me ….

Picture: Fujifilm X-Pro3 – 35mm f/1.4

To let things go

Lockdown 2.0 is limiting us, particularly in space. But still it is a fascinating season, bringing new colours. And I am sure many of us can find some of those colours in the 1hour max / 1km distance and experience how the heat of autumn is so special.

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.”

Pictures: Fujifilm X-Pro3 – 35mm f1.4 and Canon FD 50mm f2.8