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New Jerusalem Monastery. Russia

New Jerusalem Monastery called architectural icon. This monastery is the likeness and the collective image of the Holy Land. When you enter through the main gate of the monastery, it seems that you can see the whole city from a high hill.     The monastery stands on the river Istra, which surrounds it on three sides. In the XVII century, during the construction of the monastery, the river Istra was called Jordan.     Mikhail Lermontov visited the monastery several times. Poet interested... continue reading

Aarhus - an "underrated" town?!

First the good news - for the first time I have three photos accepted into the same assignment contest. They are all from my home town, Aarhus, and I am really proud that Aarhus is represented in the contest. Two of the pictures are even from my daily work place, Aarhus University, which is a modernist landmark with some fame in architectural circles - I am sure you can tell why from the pictures. First one taken on a spring morning, where you can really see how well the park and the buildings blend... continue reading

My hometown - City of Iasi from Romania

So, this April assignment was about the unrated cities as new landmark for everyone. This is a kind of bless for me ... because i live in that kind of the city :)I live in the city of Iasi (my hometown too), located in the NE part of Romania. Is a real unrated city against others big cities in the world. But he has his beautiful parts ... As tourist you can discover a lot of nice things in here.For this assignments i uploaded 8 pictures and all of them have been accepted. I'm very pleased... continue reading

At Home in Albany NY

Albany, NY is one of the oldest cities in the United States and much of the architecture is very traditional, and sometimes even Gothic. But when you think of Albany, what comes to mind is the very futuristic and downright odd, Albany Egg. The Albany Egg is a performance space built as part of the ambitious Empire State Plaza, a concrete complex constructed between 1965 and 1976 that is mostly used for New York State government buildings. At one end of the mall is the New York State Museum.... continue reading

Xi'an Bell Tower, China

Xi ′ an Bell Towerhas been kept in perfect condition,the longest existing one in Chinese history, and also the biggest and most complete one.Standing on the Xi'an Bell Tower, we can see the north, south, east and west city gates.The Bell Tower is the geographical center of Xian and the four main streets are respectively Dong Dajie, Xi Dajie, Nan Dajie and Bei Dajie which are also the main commercial streets.  continue reading

Opening Sweden - Hagaparken

Good day/evening/morning, friends!If you're going to Sweden one day, you should for sure visit "Hagaparken".It is a favorite vacation spot of the Swedes, who often call it simply "Haga". This is a huge pure area in the style of the 18th century. "Haga" is endless landscapes, it's love, it is the contemplation of nature, water, hills and rocks, it's a family vacation, it is a lot of athletes, running far, it's music, it's geese and ducks, it is delight and fiesta for all without exception.... continue reading

Opening Sweden - Sigtuna

Hello, dear friends!Today I would like to share impressions after visiting little Swedish town which is called Sigtuna. The town itself is just lovely. It left absolutely fabulous senses in our hearts.It was Sunday fair that day. The central street was full of shops with all kind of goodies. Organ grinder played melodies, chimes of the local church filled all around with magical sounds and many of citizens were dressed as in the Middle Ages (to the delight of guests and tourists, I suppose)... continue reading

Ghent, a city you have to visit as a photographer

Hi Photo-Maniacs,    If you come to Belgium and you want to visit one of Belgiums' most beautiful cities and you think it is Bruges or Brussels or Antwerp well, I have to say that there's another city in Belgium which is really beautiful and Historical: Ghent. Put it on your list, you won't regret it!This city has everything. From historical buildings, lots of festivals and a super community of nice and helpful people ...I selected some pictures here to show you... continue reading

Opening Sweden - Uppsala

Hello, dear friends!You know, not only the central places of Sweden are beautiful. It's provinces are amazing too. Pretty town Uppsala, for example, warmed us with hot chocolate and cake during the blind rain. Here are the botanical garden and the University, viewing platforms, charming little streets, cozy balkonies with plenty of flowers, playgrounds in the form ofSweden in miniature and the magnificent Gothic cathedral.  Really nice place to visit!Always with gratitude and... continue reading

Opening Sweden - Drottningholm

Hello, dear friends!Continuing my Swedish story I remember one of our fabulous mornings in hotel! It began with surprise. After breakfast we returned to the room to take things and go for a walk. Glancing out the window, we suddenly saw a rabbit (really huge rabbit or may be hare), who pinched the grass on the lawn right under our window. I literally felt myself like Alice in Wonderland at that moment. In the future, when it began to occur regularly we began to call our window - magic window,... continue reading

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