There was once a dream and that was Rome. Admittedly four years of Latin at school had raised high expections in me. However, despite the crowds, I felt deeply impressed and humble walking on these grounds.

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"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." Mellow words by Marc Aurel, the man who ruled Rome at the height of its power. 

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"The trains at our parties are the best in Rome. They're the best 'cause they go nowhere." Jep Gambardella, La Grande Belleza – I rarely saw a city whose history constantly seems to remind you of your future.

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To climb Michelangelo's dome you will have to take 515 steps. In some spots the stair case is so narrow that a rope running down the middle replaces the railings – not good for claustrophobics. However the view over the Piazza San Pietro and Rome is indeed worth it.

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Postcards from the Search
 

This is actually an old title from a series of surf movies. I picked it up as a graphic design student and used it to publish travel photography. Just recently, ten years later, I have found myself in the mood to start again:

March 2017 – Rome

I finally had the chance to visit Rome the Eternal City. We walked the paths of the emperors at Forum Romanum, had a breathtaking view from St. Peter's Basilica and enjoyed the local nightlife at Trestevere and Testaccio.

See the photos of my journey in the gallery.

August 2016 – Zermatt

In Zermatt we climbed the Rothorn, saw the melting Theodul Glacier and hiked to the base camp of the Matterhorn before leaving Switzerland to spend a few nights in Varenna at Lake Como. 

Stay tuned, all photos of this journey are coming soon ...

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