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Toying around

Toying around

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. (George Bernard Shaw)   As a photographer with thirty years ...
Freediving in the Red Sea

Freediving in the Red Sea

After a couple of years, I’m back at the Sinai Peninsula in the heart of the Red Sea. The peninsula is covered by a desert, pierced by the sharp peaks ...
Kashmir

Kashmir

I had already tried to visit India back in 2006 when we wanted to climb the magnificent, audacious mountain of Thalay Sagar (6,904 m). We’d alrea ...
IMPRESSIONS OF ALTAI

IMPRESSIONS OF ALTAI

I feel a kind of melancholy creep into my soul as my mind conjures up the image of those magnificent sunrises and sunsets. Vast wilderness, numerous l ...
There Is No Escaping Death in Tana Toraja

There Is No Escaping Death in Tana Toraja

From the mummies of Egypt, the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris and the bone-filled catacombs below it, Mao's embalmed body on Tiananmen Square or the ...
A Tale of Two Cities (in the 21st century)

A Tale of Two Cities (in the 21st century)

You know the clichéd saying that “travelling is the only thing money can buy that actually makes you richer”, right? Personally, I don’t feel richer a ...
BLACK SWAN

BLACK SWAN

Last night, I dreamed of a black swan. He was silently drifting along a large wetland, not paying any attention to me. I was watching him in my favour ...
The tallest monument to greed

The tallest monument to greed

Years ago, I was drinking my morning coffee in Bovec in the company of Wojčicki, an engineer. And so, we came to the topic of the tragedy that had hap ...
Biodiversity

Biodiversity

This is my first article for the Hive. I have to say that quite some time has passed before I got down to writing. If you want to write something, you ...
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