photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Marisa D.L. | profile | all galleries >> All My Galleries >> Minor monographs and divertissements >> The Jumping Traveller tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

The Jumping Traveller

~ 24th April 2014 ~
Sergey Nikolaevich Merzlikin, aka “The Jumping Traveller”, came to Europe again from Siberia on the 22nd of April 2014.
Here you can see his most recent jumps in Torino and Liguria (Italy) and all his past jumps during his former visits to Europe.

This gentleman in his early 50’s (sigh - time flies...), who merrily jumps all over during his trips, like a gigantic frog is Sergey, my best friend.
He’s an unique person, I consider myself incredibly lucky for the opportunity I had to meet him, by chance, several years ago.
Actually the circumstances would have never appeared as the most favourable for our meeting.
He’s Siberian and lives in a remote corner of that immense territory.
I’m Swiss.
But life is actually the art of encounter and it’s also unpredictable.
So we have found that we were simply made to be the best friends of this world and all of the other possible worlds....
Due to practical reasons of distance, we can meet each other only once or twice a year.
During one of our former holidays together, Sergey, who is a former ice figure skating champion and choreographer, just for fun showed me how to jump… and suddenly the slightly surrealistic idea for this gallery took form, practically by itself.
Since then it has become a kind of ritual of friendly complicity, and Sergey has become

“The Jumping Traveller”




Jumping in Pisa
Jumping in Pisa
Jumping in Medieval Castle of Valentino Park
Jumping in Medieval Castle of Valentino Park
Jumping merrily in front of the Fountain of the  Twelve Months...
Jumping merrily in front of the Fountain of the Twelve Months...
The Jumping Traveller in a half-hidden performance...
The Jumping Traveller in a half-hidden performance...
San Marco Square deserves more than only one jump!
San Marco Square deserves more than only one jump!
Yes, the Jumping Traveller went to Venice!
Yes, the Jumping Traveller went to Venice!
Jumping where all tourists go...
Jumping where all tourists go...
Jumping by Rialto market
Jumping by Rialto market
Jumping in front of  La Salute
Jumping in front of " La Salute"
The first jump in front of Rialto Bridge...
The first jump in front of Rialto Bridge...
A jump in front of the Duomo of Florence was absolutely necessary....
A jump in front of the Duomo of Florence was absolutely necessary....
The Jumping Traveller  went to Piazza della Signoria and...jumped!
The Jumping Traveller went to Piazza della Signoria and...jumped!
The enthusiastic Jumping Traveller met Roberto Capaccioli
The enthusiastic Jumping Traveller met Roberto Capaccioli
The Jumping traveller and  the Gates of Paradise
The Jumping traveller and the Gates of Paradise
Jumping seriously in Piazza Grande
Jumping seriously in Piazza Grande
Jumping in Piazza della Signoria
Jumping in Piazza della Signoria
The shy jumping traveller....
The shy jumping traveller....
The jumping traveller in the district of  le Suquet
The jumping traveller in the district of " le Suquet"
Jumping in Cannes old town...
Jumping in Cannes old town...
Jumping in the old town of Nice...
Jumping in the old town of Nice...
Jumping for the monks...
Jumping for the monks...
The jumping traveller's performance in central Zürich
The jumping traveller's performance in central Zürich
Spinning jump...
Spinning jump...
The jumping....reader
The jumping....reader
A well known silhouette in Schaffhausen...
A well known silhouette in Schaffhausen...
In the square of Stein am Rhein...
In the square of Stein am Rhein...
Jumping in Zürich at sunset...
Jumping in Zürich at sunset...
Jumping by the old castle
Jumping by the old castle
Jumping away....
Jumping away....
Jumping might need a lot of effort when one is over 50...
Jumping might need a lot of effort when one is over 50...
By the lake...
By the lake...
Bucolic Jumper
Bucolic Jumper
Public Garden Jump
Public Garden Jump
In the old town...
In the old town...
Up and down...
Up and down...
Jumping on Nyon Castle...
Jumping on Nyon Castle...
Jumping over Lake Leman...
Jumping over Lake Leman...
Jumping in Bundesplatz (Federation square)
Jumping in Bundesplatz (Federation square)
The jumping traveller always levitates in front of churches...
The jumping traveller always levitates in front of churches...
The Jumping traveller likes place  of which he can pronounce the name....
The Jumping traveller likes place of which he can pronounce the name....
Entering the ancient walls
Entering the ancient walls
The medieval Ville Close
The medieval Ville Close
By Atlantic Ocean at low tide...
By Atlantic Ocean at low tide...
Bucolic...
Bucolic...
Attempt to be gracious....
Attempt to be gracious....
Levitation in a kitchen garden...
Levitation in a kitchen garden...
At la plage de la Concurrence
At la plage de la Concurrence
The Tower of the Lantern once again...the last jump in La Rochelle
The Tower of the Lantern once again...the last jump in La Rochelle
Jumping in a desert village on a small island...
Jumping in a desert village on a small island...
From tower to tower...
From tower to tower...
Sunset in front of Atlantic Ocean
Sunset in front of Atlantic Ocean
The jumping traveller feels inspired by St. Nicolas tower...
The jumping traveller feels inspired by St. Nicolas tower...
St. Nicolas Tower - La Rochelle
St. Nicolas Tower - La Rochelle
The Town Hall of La Rochelle
The Town Hall of La Rochelle
TheTower of the Lantern - Old Port
TheTower of the Lantern - Old Port
Rue Saint-Jean du Pérot - La Rochelle
Rue Saint-Jean du Pérot - La Rochelle
Plage de la Concurrence - La Rochelle - at sunset
Plage de la Concurrence - La Rochelle - at sunset
The travelling Siberian frog is back!
The travelling Siberian frog is back!
The last jump in Annecy...the gigantic frog strikes back!
The last jump in Annecy...the gigantic frog strikes back!
Morning jump in the old town...
Morning jump in the old town...
Jumping down the starways leading to Annecy castle
Jumping down the starways leading to Annecy castle
The first jump in 2010...
The first jump in 2010...
The last jump of 2009....
The last jump of 2009....
Autumn clumsy choreography by an eccentric jumper…
Autumn clumsy choreography by an eccentric jumper…
The Jumping Traveller in Nyon once again
The Jumping Traveller in Nyon once again
Prangins Castle park
Prangins Castle park
Once upone a time Roman built their forum in Nyon....
Once upone a time Roman built their forum in Nyon....
Jumping in front of Lake Maggiore
Jumping in front of Lake Maggiore
The Jumping Traveller in Diagon Alley...
The Jumping Traveller in Diagon Alley...
The 38th inhabitant of the island  is a jumper....
The 38th inhabitant of the island is a jumper....
The Church courtyard is a good place to jump...
The Church courtyard is a good place to jump...
The first Italian jump...
The first Italian jump...
An ancient courtyard is suitable for a jump...
An ancient courtyard is suitable for a jump...
Jumping to Heaven....
Jumping to Heaven....
Jumping up toward Voltaire...
Jumping up toward Voltaire...
Ouchy Castle
Ouchy Castle
He's back!
He's back!
The last jump in Avignon...
The last jump in Avignon...
The Maison Carrée  of Nîmes
The Maison Carrée of Nîmes
Célestine monastery
Célestine monastery
Rue des Teinturiers (Street of Dyers)
Rue des Teinturiers (Street of Dyers)
No Pope can jump like that!
No Pope can jump like that!
The Roman Arena of Nîmes
The Roman Arena of Nîmes
The sunset jumping traveller
The sunset jumping traveller
On the top of the Popes' Palace
On the top of the Popes' Palace
Frioul Islands
Frioul Islands
Avignon Bridge - Provence
Avignon Bridge - Provence
La Collegiale Church - Neuchâtel
La Collegiale Church - Neuchâtel
Up to the castle
Up to the castle
Chillon Castle
Chillon Castle
St. Pierre Cathedral Square
St. Pierre Cathedral Square
Basel Old Town
Basel Old Town
Neuchâtel...downstairs.
Neuchâtel...downstairs.
Nyon - Rive
Nyon - Rive
Maître Jaques fountain - Nyon
Maître Jaques fountain - Nyon
La Collegiale Church - Neuchâtel
La Collegiale Church - Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel
Old Town - Neuchâtel
Old Town - Neuchâtel
National Archives - Basel
National Archives - Basel
The Town Hall courtyard - Basel
The Town Hall courtyard - Basel
The Town Hall of Basel
The Town Hall of Basel
Chillon Castle
Chillon Castle
The Jumping Traveller's Nightmare...
The Jumping Traveller's Nightmare...
Chillon Castle Courtyard
Chillon Castle Courtyard
Water-Jet and Mount Blanc bridge
Water-Jet and Mount Blanc bridge
Definitely the Jumping Traveller is in Switzerland now...
Definitely the Jumping Traveller is in Switzerland now...
Nyon Castle courtyard
Nyon Castle courtyard
The Wisteria House- Castle square
The Wisteria House- Castle square
Nyon castle
Nyon castle
The death of the swan????
The death of the swan????
Rolle Castle
Rolle Castle
From Siberia to a small Swiss country village...jumping!
From Siberia to a small Swiss country village...jumping!
Jumping against the castle
Jumping against the castle
The Jumping Traveller is back!!!!
The Jumping Traveller is back!!!!
Gangway
Gangway
The Jumping Traveller loves the Petite France
The Jumping Traveller loves the "Petite France"
Strasbourg Cathedral....
Strasbourg Cathedral....
Jumping to the Cathedral
Jumping to the Cathedral
Small pedestrian bridge over river Ill
Small pedestrian bridge over river Ill
Place de la République
Place de la République
The Jumping Traveller went to Nancy
The Jumping Traveller went to Nancy
Place Stan' in a misty day...
Place Stan' in a misty day...
Petite France - Strasbourg
Petite France - Strasbourg
Jumping in Colmar...with a little effort!
Jumping in Colmar...with a little effort!
The Jumping Traveller was in Colmar....
The Jumping Traveller was in Colmar....
The romantic last jump of this trip...
The romantic last jump of this trip...
Public gardens in Place de la République - Paris
Public gardens in Place de la République - Paris
Boulevard du Temple
Boulevard du Temple
La Seine - Ile de Saint-Louis
La Seine - Ile de Saint-Louis
The last jump for this year....
The last jump for this year....
La Gare de Pornic
La Gare de Pornic
The Church of Pornic
The Church of Pornic
The Jumping Traveller gets to the Atlantic Ocean
The Jumping Traveller gets to the Atlantic Ocean
A little village called Pornic
A little village called Pornic
The courtyard of The Dukes of Brittany Castle
The courtyard of The Dukes of Brittany Castle
The Passage Pommeraye in Nantes
The Passage Pommeraye in Nantes
Le Croisic
Le Croisic
Hotel de Ville in Paris
Hotel de Ville in Paris
Le Sacre Coeur in Paris
Le Sacre Coeur in Paris
La Maison Rose in Montmartre
La Maison Rose in Montmartre
La Butte de Montmartre in Paris
La Butte de Montmartre in Paris
La Grande Place in Bruxelles
La Grande Place in Bruxelles
Small canal bridge in Brugges
Small canal bridge in Brugges
Brick Houses in Brugges
Brick Houses in Brugges
Railway Station  in Oostende
Railway Station in Oostende
Cartoon wall in Bruxelles
Cartoon wall in Bruxelles
The final rehearsal
The final rehearsal