Miskolc – Beszélő falak

Megjelent: Presztízs Sport magazin – Találkozások rovat, szöveg és fotók: dr. Szász Adrián

A találkozások nem mindig személyesek. Valljuk be, Diego Maradonával nem is reális – még újságíróként sem – csak úgy összefutni, s talán olyan nagy interjú (sajnos) már nem is kerekedne ki a találkából, bár élménynek a jelenben és a jövőben is feledhetetlen volna. A múltban pedig számomra bármilyen formában – akár egy újság vagy egy könyv lapjain keresztül, pláne a tévéképernyőn át – az volt! Nem is kérdés, hogy siettem szeptemberben Miskolcra, ahol Magyarországon először mutatták be a róla készült dokumentumfilmet. Amely nem keverendő a bő tíz évvel korábbi, Emir Kusturica-féle Maradona-filmmel: ez Asif Kapadia brit rendező alkotása, aki készített hasonlót Ayrton Sennáról (2010) és Amy Winehouse-ról (2015) is. Utóbbiak sajnos már nem lehettek ott a premieren – Maradona a sajátjára hivatalos volt, de nem utazott el Cannes-ba. A borsodi CineFest vetítéseiről is „késett” (pont az ő filmje csúszott kétszer is félórát a programban), de megvártam!

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Sicily – 15 moments from the life of Ragusa & Modica

Photos: Adrián Szász dr.


On a lazy weekend let’s remember the heart-warming Sicily and open our balcony door to the Baroque city of Ragusa! Its lower – and much older – town is called Ragusa Ibla, the upper town is called Ragusa Superiore. The two halves are separated by a deep ravine (Valle dei Ponti). People who live here embody the real Sicilian soul. After finishing our time travel to Ragusa it’s a good idea to take a train to the nearby Modica, the chocolate capital of Sicily. If you come with me on this rapid trip by my pictures I will show you a real local food specialty at the end! 😉

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Sicily – 20 moments from the life of Syracuse

Photos: Adrián Szász dr.

Ortygia – the historical centre of Syracuse – attracts special characters

Syracuse (Siracusa) is a 2700-year-old city of Sicily, founded by Ancient Greeks. Described by Cicero as “the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all”. The other Syracuse in the state of New York, United States – that was founded in the 19th century and now has a population of 145 000 – was named after the classical city. The Sicilian (or Italian, or Greek) Syracuse has a downtown listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It’s name is Ortygia (Ortigia) and it’s located on a small island that is connected to the southeast corner of Sicily. Ortygia is full of memorable faces with welcoming smiles on them. To spend a few days in this Val Di Noto Baroque place is like becoming a character of a novel. A novel with lot of colors, humor, style and sea(food), of course. And – hopefully – a big Happy End! 🙂 Now, I will guide you through it by my photos in 20 steps.

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Sicily – 12 moments from the life of Taormina

Photos and text : Adrián Szász dr.

Colors and faces of Corso Umberto, the town’s VIBRANT main street

The Sicilian poet Renzino Barbera lived for 86 years between 1923 and 2009. During this time he woke up every morning as if he were born, and in the evening he lay down as if he were to die. “So I lived much more than anybody else“, he explained this sophisticated attitude. We don’t know if today’s Sicilians are consciously following the guidance of their artist predecessor, but it’s sure: they can live! We were convinced of this during our 10 day trip to the southeast region of Europe’s seventh largest island. From Taormina through Syracuse to Ragusa, visiting the filming locations of the Godfather film trilogy, the Sicilian chocolate capital and the rocks of Odysseus. In the first step, as a result of this journey I present a slice of Taormina life in 11 photos + 1 music to you.

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