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Hidden Treasures of Puenta la Reina

Sometimes, Beauty can be found in some of the most unexpected places. While walking on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, we woke up on an early morning, before sunrise, in the town of Puente la Reina, ready to continue our journey. Wandering slowly in the empty streets, a friend decided to enter a bakery and buy some bread for the road. I  decided to explore a nearby building until he was done. From the outside, it looked old and austere. A signboard next to the old wooden crumbling entrance door indicated  it was a church. As soon as I […]

Hidden altar in Puenta la Reina church in Spain like a treasure.

Wat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai

Wat Doi Suthep (Wat means temple in Thai) is located North of Thailand, in the city of Chiang Mai, on the mountain carrying the same name (Doi Suthep). More on the link […]

The Doi Suthep Temple over the mountain in Chiang Mai Thailand

O Cebreiro village ~ Spain

On the French route of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, lies a tiny village at the entrance of the Galician province. Sitting on top of a dreaded 1300 meters high mountain pilgrims have to climb (I don’t know why.. I enjoyed it!), O Cebreiro, although appearing like a slumbering old village, played quite an important role in the history of the region. While I was lucky to have a good weather during both my stays (good but freezing), O Cebreiro usually likes to hide under a mysterious foggy blanket. After reaching the Galician border, I felt its presence without […]

O Cebreiro village in Galicia in Spain

Thai Spirits

Thailand is a Buddhist country, but Animism is also omnipresent and interwoven in daily prayers and religious ceremonies, especially in rural parts and the North.

Spirits and ghosts live everywhere in Thailand. Unlike in western culture where they are mostly feared and banished, Thai people pay a particular respect to them.

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Thai spirits and spirit houses next to a bodhi tree in chiang mai thailand.

St. Christopher Basilica in Reims ~ France

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 thanks to the Pope Leo IX. The origins of the abbey lie in a 6th century chapel dedicated to Saint Christopher, as seen on the photo carrying baby Jesus on his shoulder. The church later acquired the relics of St Remi which founded its success […]

Saint Christopher in Reims basilica church