Gerusalemme, 2008

“ Without the help of a guidebook, transported by the early morning prayers, I loved the feeling of getting lost in the quiet neighborhoods and the secret streets of the old City, at that time of the day inhabited only by the locals. It was a deep pleasure to be the only stranger and to encounter on my path elderly people sitting at the corner of the shops sipping their morning coffee and children wandering around with their fathers. I felt happily condemned to get trapped by the antique traditions.”

“Senza una guida, trasportato solo dalle preghiere mattutine mi piaceva sentirmi perduto tra i silenziosi quartieri e le segrete vie della Città Vecchia, occupate a quell’ora del giorno solo dagli abitanti del luogo. Era un profondo piacere essere il solo turista ad incontrare sul proprio cammino anziani intenti a godersi il caffè all’angolo dei loro negozi e bambini correre inseguiti dai loro padri. Mi sentivo felicemente condannato ad essere prigioniero di quell’antica tradizione.”

– Giorgio Faedo, Italy –


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