Jul 15, 2011


Version 2.1 of PadPlaces is now available on iTunes for download or update.

This update fixes some minor bugs detected in the version 2 released around a month ago.

Some useful notations:

If you update from version 1 or 1.1 please delete the app from your iPad before installing this new one. This is because the new features, including the preservation of each story intro page, are not compatible with the old application.
You'll need to download the previously downloaded stories again, without paying oo course.
If you update from version 2 you'll need to do nothing but just update through iTunes.

Downloading videos requires time, depending on your connection. Please do not interrupt the download until finished.

PadPlaces requires some memory to work smoothly. If you have too many Apps  running on your iPad background you may see some minor problem. Just close some running Apps and restart PadPlaces.

As usual your feedback will be welcomed. Thanks!

Jul 6, 2011


The Singapore story within PadPlaces is now the new version, with images shoot in 2011. If you already purchased the old version you can download it for free, but you'll need to delete the old one from your iPad.
This story is part of the series dedicated to the Asian business capitals. Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Singapore are already available while the new ones, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Seoul, will be available soon.

We'll soon release also an App update, 2.1, that will correct some minor bugs in the recent version 2.0 release. We'll keep you updated with the news.

Jul 1, 2011

BANGKOK SOUL show images are now visible in PADPLACES

BANGKOK SOUL is a show that will be part of CORTONA ON THE MOVE travel photo festival. You can preview the images for free within PadPlaces.
Here is a short presentation.

These photos are not a "project". Or rather, are not part of any "photographic project" as it is understood today. Perhaps they can be considered the clipboard for a life project instead.
For mid-year Bangkok is the city where I live as the opposite to my Florence metropolitan museum. Whereas the Tuscan hills, that I continue to love more than any other landscape, make me calm, in this city I am forced to live, to move, to evolve.
I came here for the first time in 1978, and I saw her transforming from capital of new and exotic aromas into a bustling modern metropolis.
I see Thais as the Italians of Asia: lovers of pleasure, of beauty, able to work without making it a religion. The right humanity, that is.
These photos represents my perception of this. A vision irregular, since I don't go around with a camera hanging from the neck at all times, but now rich of ideas, sometimes dramatic.
We are travelers able for "the forest and coast" as we used to say, and basically the city requires it. There are wealth and poverty, spirituality, and perversity, modernity and tradition, resignation and revolution, a melting pot where everything is mixed but does not melt.