Recent Posts by Elena Torresani

Wild London: the deer of Bushy Park

Bushy Park is one of the 10 Royal Parks of London, probably the most interesting for the wildlife photographers. Located in South-West London, it is next to the more famous Richmond Park and adjacent to the beautiful Hampton Court. Its moderate size and the variety of environments assure an excellent experience for everyone, especially if…
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Minsmere Reserve: the Suffolk paradise for birdwatchers

It is a beautiful day of early summer and we have been sitting in a hide for twenty minutes when the boy next to us whispers: "There it is, on the left, close to the water". We point our binoculars in the indicated direction and we spot a beak popping out from the vegetation. It…
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Nature tourism: how to behave in bear country

Despite the centuries-long extermination campaigns that took place in many countries all over the world, there are still places highly populated by bears and other large carnivores. In Europe we can name the Balkans, the Carpathians, the Eastern Alps, the Central Apennines, Scandinavia and the Cantabrian Mountains, while in North America they can be found…
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A weekend in Cologne: beer, perfume, chocolate and history

Cologne is a city full of pleasant surprises, some easy to imagine, others totally unexpected. From a German city it is for example pretty obvious to expect at least a good beer, but what you find in Cologne is actually more a cult. The Kölsch beer is in fact brewed according to the same recipe…
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