Star Wars ’76 Matmata

Author & Photographer : Alessandro Del Ben lanuvolabianca Star Wars location set, visit Tatooine planet The movie Star Wars 4 was partially filmed in southern Tunisia (the planet Tatooine in the movies), The movie director George Lucas chose it as a location for filming parts of his “Star Wars” series. The Tunisian Sahara was transformed into … More Star Wars ’76 Matmata

New Year’s Eve in Rome

Author & Photographer : Alessandro Del Ben lanuvolabianca Rome is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style, with around 600.000 visitors gathering at the colosseum to welcome in 2015! The spectacular firework display starts at midnight At Circus Maximus for the New Year’s concert . The programme of live music and entertainment ensures a good mood, The … More New Year’s Eve in Rome

Krampus, ancient rituals from Alps

AUTHOR & PHOTOGRAPHER : ALESSANDRO DEL BEN December 5, Rutte Piccolo, Friuli, Italy. Ancient customs survived in the rurals parts of Austria, Switzerland, Bavaria, Slovenia, and Italy in the form of dance, art, processions and rituals. In the Alps, the relationship between the Roman catholic church and paganism has been an ambivalent one. While some customs survived only … More Krampus, ancient rituals from Alps

Morocco. Towards south, The village of Tifnit, Argan & Tea

Author & Photographer : Alessandro Del Ben Argania is a flowering plant containing the sole species Argania spinosa, known as argan, an endemic tree from the semi calcareous desert sous valley of southwestern Morocco and to the Algerian region of Tindouf in the western Mediterranean region. Argan grows to 8–10 metres high and live up … More Morocco. Towards south, The village of Tifnit, Argan & Tea