Verbano (Piemonte) – PHOTO September’22 [1]

I’ve been coming to Lake Maggiore a few times already … it’s a magical place. A lake surrounded by the mountains of the alps full of trees. The lake is cut by the borders with Switzerland and the Italian part is in turn divided into two regions (Piedmont and Lombardy).

Although less prestigious than the lakes of Garda and Como, Lake Maggiore is of fundamental importance for a large part of the nation because two of the major tributaries (Ticino and Toce) of the largest river in Italy depart from it: the po!

Obviously the area is super crowded with tourists but I was able to catch a few moments in the early morning, before dawn.

♬ Benny Blanco, BTS, Snoop Dogg – Bad Decisions

LYRIC

No makeup on, I love that sh-
You so damn beautiful, I swear you make me sick
I want your love, I want your name
Inside my heart, there’s nothing but a burning flame
If you want my love
Come a little bit closer
Don’t make me wait
Let’s make some bad decisions
I want you, ooh, baby, all of the time
So give me all your kisses
I want you Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, baby, every night
And it feels like, ooh, ah
I can’t seem to ever get you out of my mind
And it feels like, ooh, ah
I want you, ooh, baby, all of the time
Everybody see me lookin’ fly (oh, yeah)
And I think I know the reason why (oh, yeah)
‘Cause I got you right here by my side (oh, yeah)
And I can’t let you just walk away
If I ain’t with ya, I’m not okay
If you want my love (yeah)
Come a little bit closer
Don’t make me wait (ooh)
Let’s make some bad decisions
I want you, ooh, baby, all of the time
So give me all your kisses (kisses)
I want you Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, baby, every night (every night)
And it feels like, ooh, ah (yeah)
I can’t seem to ever get you out of my mind
And it feels like, ooh, ah
I want you, ooh, baby, all of the time
Let’s do things you always wanted
Have some fun and live your life
Help me waste a day and find a place
That we can face to face
Let me show you ’round my hood
It’s bad meaning bad like bad meaning good
When it comes to rules, I break ’em
Let’s make some bad decisions
I want you, ooh, baby, all of the time
So give me (give me) all your kisses (kisses)
I want you Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, baby, every night
And it feels like, ooh (yes), ah (yes)
I can’t seem to ever get you out of my mind
And it feels like, ooh (say what?) Ah
I want you, ooh, baby, all of the time (ooh)

♬ Francesca Michielin – bonsoir

LYRIC

Basta spostare l’accento, l’àncora diventa ancòra
Mi scorre un fiume, alzo il volume, cambio colore
Tu arrivi come una freccia, io con una mela in testa
Scioglimi al sole, portami a bere vicino al mare
Tramonti, tremano luci come diamanti
Le croci verdi delle farmacie
Sempre lì le paranoie quando mi guardi
Io mi perdo
Bassa marea, Mont Saint-Michel in centro a Napoli
Giriamo a vuoto, poi ci troviamo come miracoli
Bonsoir, my love, scriverò di te
Lungo queste strade
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Ridiamo senza motivo, prendi per mano il destino
Figli di un’ombra nella mattina che ci rivela
Tramonti, tremano luci, sembra diamante
Il ghiaccio a terra di una pescheria
Ora che tutto è diverso quando ti specchi nei miei occhi
Bassa marea, Mont Saint-Michel in centro a Napoli
Giriamo a vuoto, poi ci troviamo come miracoli
Bonsoir, my love, scriverò di te
Lungo queste strade
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Balla fino all’alba, nananana-nanana-na
Stenditi al sole, quando piove non ci pensare
Balla fino all’alba, nananana-nanana-na
Stenditi al sole
Bassa marea, Mont Saint-Michel in centro a Napoli
Giriamo a vuoto, poi ci troviamo come miracoli
Bonsoir, my love, scriverò di te
Lungo queste strade
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Basta spostare l’accento, l’àncora diventa ancòra
Torno nel fiume, tutto è cambiato
Ma in fondo è uguale

♬ Solardo x Vintage Culture x LOWES – Adidas & Pearls

LYRIC

She’s flashing pearls and Adidas
Only turned eighteen last weekend
And she truly believes that
She’s got time on her side
And now it’s four in the morning
And her friend’s in the store
And they take turns in calling
Her higher state of mind

She’s feeling electric baby
Checking the mirror now
She’s about to break some hearts
Gonna fix now baby
One of them passing rounds
Suddenly it all goes dark

There’s something in the water
She’s just somebody’s girl
In Adidas and pearls
But there’s something in the water
She doesn’t need your help
In trying to lose herself

Have a little patience with yourself
You’re not a racehorse, darling
There’s something in the water
She’s just somebody’s daughter

(But there’s something in the water)

(But there’s something in the water)

She’s feeling electric baby
Checking the mirror now
She’s about to break some hearts
Gonna fix now baby
One of them passing rounds
Suddenly it all goes dark

There’s something in the water
She’s just somebody’s girl
In Adidas and pearls
But there’s something in the water
She doesn’t need your help
In trying to lose herself

Have a little patience with yourself
You’re not a racehorse, darling
But there’s something in the water

(But there’s something in the water)

She doesn’t need your help
In trying to lose herself

Have a little patience with yourself
You’re not a racehorse, darling
But there’s something in the water
She’s just somebody’s daughter

♬ Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (Lyrics) | From Stranger Things Season 4 Soundtrack

LYRIC

It doesn’t hurt me
Do you wanna feel how it feels?
Do you want to know, know that it doesn’t hurt me?
Do you wanna hear about the deal I’m making?
You, it’s you and me
And if I only could, I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get Him to swap our places
Be running up that road, be running up that hill
Be running up that building
Say if I only could, oh
You don’t wanna hurt me
But see how deep the bullet lies
Unaware, I’m tearing you asunder
Oh, there is thunder in our hearts
Is there so much hate for the ones we love?
Oh, tell me we both matter, don’t we?
You, it’s you and me
It’s you and me, you won’t be unhappy
And if I only could, I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get Him to swap our places
Be running up that road, be running up that hill
Be running up that building
Say if I only could, oh
You, it’s you and me
It’s you and me, you won’t be unhappy
Come on baby, come on darling
Let me steal this moment from you now
Come on angel, come on, come on darling
Let’s exchange the experience, oh
If I only could, I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get Him to swap our places
And be running up that road, be running up that hill
With no problems
Say if I only could, I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get Him to swap our places
Be running up that road, be running up that hill
With no problems
Say if I only could, I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get Him to swap our places
And be running up that road, be running up that hill
With no problems
Say if I only could
Be running up that hill
With no problems
If I only could, I’d be running out that hill
If I only could, I’d be running out that hill

The extreme heat blocks nuclear power plants in France and Switzerland

Nuclear power plants need the continuous cooling of the reactors, which usually takes place through water drawn from rivers, lakes or seas that are close to the power plants themselves. The record temperatures we are witnessing these days, among other things, are also posing serious obstacles to the cooling process of nuclear power plants, especially in France.

According to Bloomberg, France’s nuclear reactors were brought to 46% of their capacity on Friday, after another contraction in operating regimes was introduced earlier in the week. Not without repercussions for the French economy, which usually benefits from the export of energy abroad and which in this case, for the first time, is forced to import.

Bloomberg prices in France

The reduction of the energy output of the French plants is wanted by the local authorities. Normally, in fact, the water used to cool the reactors, which has now risen to considerable temperatures, is sent back to the rivers or streams from which it was originally drawn. This can create a further rise in temperatures, and unpleasant consequences for the fauna and flora.

The rise in temperatures on the Garonne will force to further reduce the output of two power plants on the Rhone River in the coming days, when a further increase in temperatures is expected, or in any case a maintenance compared to the levels of the last few days. EDF, the largest French energy company, has in fact announced further cuts for the next few weeks.

The rise in temperatures is only one of the factors that is leading to the increase in the cost of energy, already high due to the war in Ukraine and the blocking of supplies from Russia. In the last week alone, the cost of energy has increased by 18% to around 500 € / MWh (in 2021 the cost was less than 100 € per MWh). We are at an all-time high while, according to the EDF style, 2022 will be the worst year in terms of energy produced compared to the last 30 years.

The French reactors already had corrosion problems in the first part of the year, which led to the temporary closure of a large number of them, and the consequent reduction in electricity production. Corrosion problems are increasing and increasingly require a large-scale plan lasting several years to ensure normal nuclear power generation schemes in France.

In addition, local authorities are also taking similar decisions in Switzerland. In particular, the Beznau plant uses the Aare river as it is done in France on the Garonne and, for the same reasons, it was decided to limit the production capacity of the two reactors, which normally produce around 6000 gigawatt hours of electricity per year. Production at the Beznau plant was “adjusted throughout the day to the current Aare temperature so that the requirements are always met,” a plant spokesperson said according to CNBC.

France and Switzerland are not the only countries that have suffered consequences for energy production due to temperatures: something very similar is happening in Texas.

♬ Lucas & Steve X DubVision (feat. Joe Taylor)- FEEL MY LOVE

LYRIC

I confess
I confess
I’ve been wrong
Oh so wrong
I believe
Yes, I believe
It could’ve been so simple
If I just let it be

But I’m here on my knees
I’m screaming, “Oh God please
Won’t you come take me now?”
I’d go to hell and back for you
So you can feel my love
Feel my love

So you can feel my love
Feel my love
So you feel my love
Feel my love

I confess
I confess
I’m gonna get it right this time
Now I own all my sins
Oh, I breathe them out a thousand times

I’m still here on my knees
I’m singing, “Oh God please
Won’t you come heal me now?”
I’d go to hell and back for you
So you can feel my love
Feel my love

I’d go to hell and back for you
So you can feel my love
Feel my love
I’d give you everything and more
So you can feel my love
Feel my love

I’m never gonna let this light go out
I’m never gonna let our love run cold
I’m never gonna let this light go out
So you feel my love
Feel my love

So you feel my love
Feel my love

Oh no, no, no
I confess
I confess
Oh no, no, no
So you feel my love
Feel my love

Oh no, no, no

♬ SG Lewis – Something About Your Love

LYRIC

There’s something about your love
There’s something about it
There’s something about your love
There’s something about it
Can’t find any words
Couldn’t tell you what makes it perfect
You’re the cure for the hurt
Came around when I least expected
There’s something about you, yeah
Yeah, I know
There’s something about your love
There’s something about it
There’s something about your love
There’s something about it
There’s something about your love
There’s something about it
There’s something about your love
There’s something about it

♬ Imagine Dragons – Sharks

LYRIC

Trouble
Blood is in the rocky waters
Hide away your sons and daughters
Eat you alive
Levels
Better put your head on swivels
Dancing with the very devil
Butter to knife

You think you’re better than them
Better than them
You think they’re really your friends
Really your friends
But when it comes to the end
To the end
You’re just the same as them
Same as them

So let it go, let it go
That’s the way that it goes
First you’re in, then you’re out
Everybody knows
You’re hot, then you’re cold
You’re a light in the dark
Just you wait and you’ll see
That you’re swimmin’ with sharks

He’s comin’ to get you (woo-woo)
He’s comin’ to get you, get you (woo)

Bubbles
Drownin’, you see in doubles
Don’t you let ’em see your struggles
Hiding your tears
Crisis
Take advantage off your niceness
Cut you up in even slices
Prey on your fear

You think you’re better than them
Better than them (you think you’re better)
You think they’re really your friends
Really your friends (really)
But when it comes to the end
To the end (oh, no)
You’re just the same as them
Same as them

So let it go, let it go
That’s the way that it goes
First you’re in, then you’re out
Everybody knows (ooh)
You’re hot, then you’re cold
You’re a light in the dark
Just you wait and you’ll see
That you’re swimmin’ with sharks

Your blood is pumping (he’s comin’ to get you)
Don’t take it from me (woo-woo)
Your blood is pumping (he’s comin’ to get you, get you)
Don’t take it from me
Your blood is pumping (he’s comin’ to get you)
Don’t take it from me (woo-woo)
Your blood is pumping (he’s comin’ to get you, get you)
Don’t take it from me

Every time my heart is beating, I can feel the recipe
I wonder if my day is coming, blame it on the entropy
My blood is pumping, I can see the end is right in front of me
Don’t take it from me, I could be everything, everything
(Sharks)
Don’t take it from me
My blood is pumping, my blood is pumping (sharks)
Don’t take it from me, I could be everything, everything

So let it go, let it go
That’s the way that it goes
First you’re in, then you’re out
Everybody knows
You’re hot, then you’re cold
You’re a light in the dark
Just you wait and you’ll see
That you’re swimmin’ with sharks

Your blood is pumping (he’s comin’ to get you)
Don’t take it from me (woo-woo)
Your blood is pumping (he’s comin’ to get you, get you)
Don’t take it from me
Your blood is pumping (he’s comin’ to get you)
Don’t take it from me
Your blood is pumping (he’s comin’ to get you, get you)
Don’t take it from me