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Aosta Valley - Lost in the Aosta Valley

Uno straordinario viaggio fotografico
An epic photographic journey

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Texts and photographs: David Cenadelli
Translation: Davide Cenadelli, Giovanni Peri
Language: Italian-English bilingual
Format: hard cover, 20x24 cm, 148 pages
ISBN: 9788899180751

“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calling you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting - announcing again and again your place in the family of things.”
(Mary Oliver)

Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe; the Matterhorn, one of the most famous mountains in the world; the Gran Paradiso National Park, the oldest in Italy; innumerable peaks and glaciers; alpine pastures that are filled with a thousand colors in the flowering season; immense forests that take on the colors of red and gold in autumn; and then Roman traces, castles, fashionable places and others out of time…
All of this is found in Valle d'Aosta, a region unrivaled for the grandeur of mountain scenery. In this book, the author will walk you through 50 places in the region, where to leave the everyday routine, to find the way towards harmony and beauty and that special feeling of fullness that certain places know how to arouse in the human soul.

The author

David Cenadelli: graduate in physics and PhD in the history of astronomy, works at the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of Valle d'Aosta, where he deals with research and scientific dissemination. Study stars and their planets, the so-called exoplanets. But he is also very interested in this planet. She loves everything colorful, like stars, nebulae, landscapes and modern painting. Precisely the passion for modern painting led him towards photography, of which he loves the chromatic, formal and existential aspects more than the documentary and descriptive ones. He is an incurable romantic. If you meet him in the mountains, by the sea or under a starry sky, it is likely that he seems to stare at a point in space. He's not dazed: he's just immersing himself in that feeling of existential fullness that certain places are able to arouse. You can disturb him, it's not dangerous. The only risk is that he tries to make you participate in this sensation too and maybe, if you are a sporty type (he is not) you prefer to do something else than stare for a long time at a peak, a cloud, a tree or a star.