My family is here for vacation, so right now I am in the middle of another tourist roundtrip while also taking time to fill up the hug-reservoar for the time left before Christmas. This Thursday we went to Lugano, all invited to the weekly foreigners lunch in Sorengo. After stuffing ourselves full for a couple of hours we went for a stroll down to the city center for a walk along the waterline. Since my big interest in photography is directly inherited from my father, there were numerous photo stops on the way in search for picture-pretty locations and memorable frames to take with us home. I used my camera rather frequently and have, as you can se, slowly started to place myself in front of the camera as well. Thumbs up for challenging discomfort.
And yeah, it sucks to talk about the weather, but this seriously can't be December that we're having. 10 plus degrees and a beaming sun felt more like the break of spring to me. Surely, the ever-present palm trees do play a serious role in this sudden confusion.
Three places to discover in Lugano:
1. When going down to the city center from the railway station, make sure to follow the stairs taking you below the rails. This specific tunnel is fully dressed in newspaper articles mixed with street art in Banksy style. Arvid posted a picture on Instagram that shows you how it's done.
2. The waterfront below the center of Lugano, overlooking the lake and the surrounding mountain tops, including San Salvatore and Monte Bré. Relaxing and satisfying both for the eye and the mind.
3. Parco Civico, which you'll reach if you follow the waterline. Blooming even in December and surely even more beautiful during spring. Perfect when going for a run, holding hands or indulging in ice cream (which they sell right by the gate).
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Also, as a sidenote: I've been kind of into commercial and editorial photography lately and am thinking about implementing those elements here in the blog as well. I plan on trying out the concept pretty soon, so be sure to follow me on Bloglovin to always get a heads up on my most recent posts and up-does.