Forgotten Children of Bucharest

Disabled people in Romania are among the categories left on the margins of society, along with older people, orphans and Roma. The challenge of the Don Orione Center in Bucharest is to be able to develop the potential of children and adults to hope for integration, autonomy and personal recovery. This was explained by don Roberto Polimeni, head of the center hosting 42 disabled people, including 20 children, almost all orphans.

La Corsa “Palio di Siena 16 Agosto 2017”

Not a highly competitive race but a top-point competition that looks at the Palio Marian beauty dress that is the perfect rebirth symbol for a whole county crowd. The Palio of Siena is synonymous with victory and regeneration. I understood it in the silence that anticipates the race, which in no way is different from the threshold that divides a world from that within which it is reborn. In the silence flowers all hope of life and victory. A silence that is the suspension of heartbeats; Shortly afterwards, the galloping of horses marks the heartbreaking heartbeat of a whole square coexisted like the tuff’s sand she is dressed. It is a turbine of unbeatable strength and emotion, but within the precise boundaries of a track that is one of the rarest in the world. In this beauty amateur the voices of jubilation are a “Wave” of happiness that is called victory. It’s the Palio of Siena!

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Momenti di Palio Siena 16 Agosto 2017

The face of the Palio of Siena is that of the emotions of those who animate it. The Peoples of Contrda are the voice and color of an event that paradoxically has little outside and much interior. I have seen and perceived in the eyes of man and woman the strength of passion and the most genuine feeling, in a word I saw the life of the Sienese souls offered to the Palio as the tuff offers compactness to the hoofs of the strongest horses Beautiful of a race. A year of preparations and hopes consumed in the joy and tension of a handful of a few days, those who preceded the race, in the photos I took, I first defined the photos of a timeless sacred rite: Il Palio di Siena.

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Corteo Storico Palio di Siena 16 Agosto 2017

The historical procession from the origins of the Senesi parties precedes the Palio race as a solemn civic, historical and triumphal choreography. The central point of the Court is the passage of the carroccio, modern counterpart of the triumphal chariot of the Republic on which it is hoisted  il Palio di Siena.

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