A tale of two cities




“ It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...“

This is how the famous Charles Dicken's novel "A tale of two cities” opens, a story that explores contrasts, interconnecting the cities of London and Paris, two urban spaces with very different approaches to life in Europe in the middle of the 17th Century.

Inspired by the book, this photo-essay explores the differences between contemporary Northern and Southern Europe, blending the antagonist cities of Rome, with its faded grandeur, and Copenhagen, with its sleek modernity.

These diptychs of urban landscapes create a visual metaphor for unity and respect through their timeless beauty.

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© Nacho Rivera | 2020