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A Travel Diary: York

In the past few years, I have been wandering around different European countries, without being able to stop myself from purchasing a new flight ticket every so often. There is always something else to discover, somewhere unknown, at any time. Something that is capable of reshaping your perspective, giving you a brand-new pair of eyes, and providing you with unexpected horizons. Every person is a story, and every city seems to turn into the perfect setting for what is yet to be told. 

I love looking at the interaction between the landscape and its inhabitants, the way in which those two elements perfectly blend together, forging suggestive pictures of daily life. The secret lies in looking for details: an old, solitary man walking down an empty street, a young, smiling couple cuddling on a bench in the middle of a park, or a middle-aged musician strumming his guitar whilst sitting on a creaky stool. Every person is a story, and every story is worth telling. It’s incredible to think about how much each of us can communicate to the others, by simply wearing a certain type of clothing, featuring a specific music instrument, or even making facial expressions. We are the protagonists of our own romance, unconsciously developing as our days pass by.

Photographer: Gilda Bruno / Final Editor: Kyle Hassing

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Gilda Bruno
Born and raised in Italy, Gilda (21) has moved to the Netherlands to continue her studies. In 2015 she was an exchange student in Copenhagen, Denmark: an experience able to change radically her viewpoint on the world. Deeply in love and addicted to any expression of art, in the free time, she likes to write, read books or shoot photos of whatever inspires her. She has also been acting for the past 5 and a half years. If asked about future plans and career aspirations, Gilda replies by saying that she wants to become a journalist, yet trying to incorporate all her interests into a single, unique life project.

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