If you ever plan to visit India, one place you must include in your itinerary is Hampi in the state of Karnataka. Recently I had a chance to visit this magnificent ruins of a prosperous empire called Vijayanagara which literally means “The City of Victory”in the local language of Kannada. Vijayanagara empire ruled South India for over two centuries from 14 AD.The ruins of Hampi, as it is known today, is a vast open museum of history, architecture and religion As the epicenter of Hampi'... continue reading
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As a science fiction fan since I was a little kid - the most impressive moment for me in a story was always the moment we come across with bits and pieces of evidence that there was once a great civilization there. Gigantic city ruins on the horizon of a distant planet is an idea that gives me the chills every time I think about it. Beholding the signs of an unknown civilization is exciting and inspiring. Desert with its majestic vastness reminds me the ocean and space - and... continue reading
Hi DT, I like to travel so last day i put my self in the car and drove to an Ancient fortress . It's located in Dobrogea (Romania). The fortress' three hexagonal tower are the only of this type found in the whole region of Dobruja. There are several competing theories regarding its builders. On one hand, a part of the historians consider that its architecture is reminiscent of the Western manner of planning, and attribute it either to the Genoese.Due to the new political situation and the development... continue reading
One of my dreams, since I saw a documentary about this amazing place many years ago, was to visit the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.Finally, this dream came true last month and my expectation where met completely. It is really a place where a photographer can literally "go crazy" :)Please, let me share some images with you. Hope you like them!Diego continue reading
The spa town of Baile Herculane it’s a city in Caras- Severin , Banat, Romania. The history of these places begins nearly two millennia ago in year 102 bc, during the 165 years of Roman domination of Dacia. Legends say that Hercules himself stopped here for basth and rest. Part of the Austrian Empire, in1736 begin reconstruction and modernization of the baths and begins to be frequented by personalities of those times. Now the building of old Austrian Imperial Bathis closed... continue reading
Hi Friends,Here's my newest and interesting collection of Historic ruins and architectures.Ancient and RuinsAny good travel shots of Historic places and also ancient arts will be applicable.This category has great chances of sale and as I have researched on the popular stock photos on different sites, mostly well lit travel shots and sharp closeups are sold maximum. Buyers who are interested to publish a travel article on the place or about the history of same age or some educational... continue reading
Our recent trip to Hampi was so awesome that still we dream about the time, spent there....in the midst of ancient ruins, temples, rocks and bank of serene lakes.We knew that we would go there someday...will get many photogenic spots to load our cards with bunch of photos...but what we did not know is..the place still retains its ancient charm..ancient enough to give you the feel of 600 years old India...So many times we kept the camera aside and just sat quietly...Watching sunset from a hilltop.... continue reading
Greetings,I'd like to use this blog, to show you some nice travel destinations from my homeland in the next month.In German Bavaria you can find a lot of medieval stuff:There are many picturesque old castle ruins in Germany and especially in Upper Franconia.As an example for a rather beautiful ruin I'd like to show you Castle Altenstein near Bamberg today:1. The Castle Gate2. The Old Castle Church3. The Surrounding Landscape... continue reading
As a child school trips always made me buy a kodak film with 26 exposures to load into an instamatic camera and then plan each portrait well.Sometimes the exposures had been completely been used up before we had got on the bus.The power of friendships we shared as classmates made us want to capture the coolest people laughing or making silly faces or showing off their new jacket.Using a digital camera whilst walking through London the need to get a shot perfect, so as not to waste the film,... continue reading
Church of Densus a city in the country Hateg is located at a few kilometers of Ulpia Traiana Sarmisegetusa and still keep secrets.. so that no one can say with certainty when it was built. Certainly 1 thing: this is currently the oldest church in Romania continue reading
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