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Wat Buppharam, is one of the most beautiful temples (and probably my favorite) in Chiang Mai, about 500m away from the tourist zone at Tha Phae gate. I think it best shows its glory during sunset when the golden light enhances the warm colors. The site of Wat Buppharam is of historical importance, as it [...]
A beautiful collection of photos in Black and White of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
These towers seen in an Arab souk (market) in the UAE are Wind Towers, traditional architectural elements mainly seen on residential houses. Often found in countries of the Arabian Peninsula, these towers are built high over the houses to catch the cooler breeze that prevails on higher level to redirect it in the interior of [...]
The Chedi Luang Temple (Wat Chedi Luang) is one of the most famous temples inside the old city of Chiang Mai in Thailand, especially known for the old imposing stupa. The construction of Wat Chedi Luang began in the 14th century and was completed in the mid-15th century. At that time, the chedi was about [...]
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, known locally as the ‘Grand Mosque’ is the most imposing religious building and probably the most beautiful architectural landmark in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
~~oOo~~ Wat Chetawan, located outside the old city, is far from being on the list of the most popular temples to visit in Chiang Mai. Hidden behind buildings down Tha Pae road, east of the famous gate, Wat Chetawan, like the neighboring Wat Bupparam and Wat Mahawan temples, was originally built in the late nineteenth century outside [...]
~~oOo~~ Last year I went to visit China around the South coast. We spent a weekend together in Zhuhai, a prefecture-level city bordering Macau. Zhuhai is in the province of Guangdong, in the Pearl river delta. It is a popular touristic place for the Chinese and is often called the “Chinese Riviera“. We went walking on [...]
This sweet little albergue in ‘Rabanal del Camino’ in Spain is a very relaxing and welcoming place after the long walk on the meseta (the Spanish “desert”).
Lighthouses are awesome.
Their isolated and mysterious nature, braving storms and standing tall against angry seas makes them fascinating subjects, often featured in horror or mystery movies.
~~oOo~~ This is one of the first “nice” photos I took when I bought my camera back in October 2007. I had no idea what I was doing with it but I just kept trying. These stairs descending endlessly into darkness attracted me and I had to take the risk. The ramp was lower than [...]
This quiet city of 95,000 inhabitants located North of Amsterdam in the Netherlands is a popular cultural destination for tourists bored of the crowd.
What would you think if one day, you entered a place of worship and saw on the walls a drawing of Neo from the Matrix next to Superman, flying to save the day while airplanes are crashing on the WTC towers? Crazy? Well, not in Thailand! North of the Kingdom, near the Burmese border, is [...]
~~oOo~~ This is a shot of the interior of the Basilica of St. Remi in the city of Reims, France. The Abbey of St. Remi founded in the sixth century contains the relics of the Bishop St. Remi, who converted Clovis, the king of the Franks, to Christianity in 496 AD. The small church later [...]
This is a shot of the interior of the Basilica of St. Remi in the city of Reims, France. The Abbey of St. Remi founded in the sixth century contains the relics of the Bishop St. Remi, who converted Clovis, the king of the Franks, to Christianity in 496 AD. The small church later became a basilica [...]