Tag Archives: Street

Plaza de Isabel la Católica ~ Granada

The Plaza de Isabel la Católica is a small square located at the intersection of the Calle Reyes Católicos and the Gran Via de Colón Avenue in the beautiful city of Granada, in Spain. The square contains a monument built in 1892, and dedicated to Queen Isabel and Columbus, who are featured at the time of signing the Capitulation of Santa Fé. The monument is surrounded by a fountain that seems to suddenly start flowing when you are sitting too close to it. The square is often a meeting point for people in the city, since it’s in a very […]

Plaza Isabel la Catolica ~ Granada

La Sorbonne University ~ France

Located in the Latin Quarter in Paris, La Sorbonne is one of the most prestigious and well-known universities in France, housing several higher education and research institutions. Originally, it was founded by Robert de Sorbon as a college in 1253 for theology students without money. The pope at that time approved of the idea, and it later became the University of Paris. Today, it is divided into 4 major public universities and also houses the Rectorate of Paris. It also has a wide international reputation, with one branch in New York and another one in Abu Dhabi. Now what I […]


Guardians of Bangkok ~ Thailand

While on my bike tour in Bangkok a few months ago, we biked through this interesting and barely-known area of the capital: A Muslim village built on the water in one of the Chao Phraya River canals. These houses were built and generously offered for free to struggling Muslim villagers from the South of Thailand by previous kings. This was a way to maintain control over the population and avoid internal conflicts. The houses belong to the family and are not allowed to be sold or leased. In exchange for housing for life, the villagers were also asked to stand […]

Guardians of Bangkok ~ Thailand

A Speeding Bomb ~ Thailand

I had a friend visit me 2 weeks ago in Chiang Mai from France. As he is also a photographer, we decided to just walk around and take street shots in the market by the river. We never got further than a few steps when a crazy storm just popped out of nowhere and it started raining. We had to just sit down in a cafe and took the opportunity to work on our panning shots. Panning in photography is a technique that consists of following a main moving subject with your camera. This technique results in photos like the one […]

A Speeding Bomb ~ Thailand

The babouche seller ~ UAE

This babouche seller with his colorful stand is located in the old part of Dubai, near the creek. There is a nice old souq (market) over there with cheap items and the ability to bargain with the vendors. The population around that part of  the city is mainly Asian, from Indians to Pakistanis and Filipinos. It’s a nice change away from the soulless gigantic malls of Dubai. ~~oOo~~ Quick Tips: Because the human eye is attracted to the brightest parts of  a photo, adding some vignetting (darkening the corners to be more simple) helps direct the viewer to the main […]

The Babouche Seller - UAE

Street Auto Repair ~ Thailand

~~oOo~~ I wanted to post a different shot today, a different style of what I usually post. I have always been a fan of B&W shots, especially street shots in monochrome. I never really posted much (I do have some, check out the Black and White tag) but I was wondering if you people enjoy it or not. It’s not very travel related, it’s more street photography but hey.. I have a photoblog after all, not really a “travel blog”, don’t I? Let me know what you think about it! I got this shot while walking back home in Chiang Mai, […]

Street Auto Repair ~ Thailand

The Flower Lady ~ Thailand

I took this shot of an old lady preparing flower bouquets before selling them in the streets near the Ping River in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I also like the contrast between the old working woman and the young men napping in the background (it was around 10am). I am wondering if I shouldn’t just continue on this series of working women. I had this idea after I won a photography contest themed “The Fairer Sex” with this photo. Could be interesting! There are so many women, young and old, working in Chiang Mai. What do you think? Series or not? […]

The Flower Lady - Thailand