• Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Easter Island
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Agra, India
  • Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Moscow, Russia
Dreaming of Rio. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dreaming of Rio

Gorgeous beaches, fantastic music, great food and some incredible scenery make “Cidade Maravilhosa” (The Marvelous City) a wonderful vacation destination. Just recently I had the opportunity to travel to the city I have always dreamed of visiting – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The experience was incredible! I had attended the World Cup match on Maracana […]

Park Guell, Antoni Gaudi. Barcelona, Spain

Antoni Gaudi – The Architect of the Wonderland

The desire to see in person the Masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi, a Spanish Catalan architect, was one of the reasons to visit Barcelona, Spain this year. I admire Gaudi’s work since my childhood and call him the Architect of the Wonderland. During the EuroTrip 2014 I visited the Park Güell, Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló (my […]

Barcelona Street Photography

Barcelona Street Photography. Thanks to 1992 Olympics!

Barcelona, Spain is one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in Europe. It is famous for having about 130 hectares (equals to 260 football fields) dedicated to “pedestrian-only” streets/zones. Before the 1992 Olympic Games, there were no beaches in the city and the seaside was owned by the local industries. But, when Barcelona decided to host […]

Palma de Majorca: From Modern Beach to Roman Town

Palma de Majorca: From Modern Beach to Gothic Town

I had spent most of my Majorcan travel time on Cala Major beach, one of the beaches located near Palma de Majorca, in local Catalan language (Catalonia): Palma de Mallorca, the major city and capital of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. Palma is a modern European city with amazing history. Originally, […]

Antoni Gaudí - The Architect of the Wonderland (Park Güell)

EuroTrip 2014: Two Spanish Capitals – Barcelona and Palma de Majorca

The 200th post of Nona Hora project. It felt so good to be back home to Mother Europe, especially, to be in a “happy place”, surrounded by the bright sun, breezy sea air, and warm salty water… [joyful smile] My this year’s EuroTrip has taken me to two capitals of Spanish provinces- Balearic Islands and […]

Portraits of Strangers: Brasileiros and Cariocas

Portraits of Strangers: Brasileiros and Cariocas

In addition to a post containing photos of Selecao Fans (Brazilian football fans), today I publish a new set of street portrait photography taken on Capacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. The local residents of Rio de Janeiro are referred to as Cariocas. Last month, during my ‘Dreaming of Rio’ trip, I met so many […]

Copacabana Beach Photo Chronicles

Copacabana Beach Photo Chronicles

This is my second post of street (beach) photography from the people-watching theater called Copacabana. A sparkling confluence of land and sea, the 4 kilometers long beach of Copacabana always has a flurry of activity stretching its length: excited kids playing in soapy waves, cariocas and tourists lining up for Brahma and caipirinhas at beach […]

The End of Brazil Mania. Thank you, Fans!

The End of Brazil Mania. Goodbye, World Cup. Thank you, Fans!

It’s incredible to see the passion, the focus and determination. Something supernatural happens. It’s wonderful to see a global event with so many people invested emotionally. It’s a beautiful thing to see people sharing and unity. We want unity and harmony in this beautiful game, and a lot of happiness. [Santana] The 20th FIFA World […]

Street and Beach Portraits of Football Fans

Street and Beach Portraits of Soccer Fans

It is a truly special experience to see football fans from all over the world joining together to celebrate world football’s most exciting event. I continue my ‘All In One Rhythm’ photo series and share more photos of football fans taken at Maracana stadium, FIFA Fan Fest, Copacabana Beach, and on the streets of Rio […]

All In One Rhythm: Fans of the World Cup Brazil

All In One Rhythm: Fans of the World Cup Brazil

Dedicated to the Fans of Football. The football fanatics from all over the world have come to Brazil to support their national teams and enjoy the 20th FIFA World Cup. Some of them are attending World Cup matches, some watching games on TV in sport bars and restaurants, and some visit FIFA Fan Fests. Rio’s […]

Brazilian Fans. The Team Neymar #10

Seleção Fans. The Team Neymar. Brazil #10

Good luck, Brazil! Today is the first match day of the 20th FIFA World Cup Quarter-finals and huge party time in Brazil. I can’t imagine how crazy FIFA Fan Fest Copacabana will be tonight. I was lucky to join the Copacabana beach crowd during a group-stage match of Seleção – Cameroon v Brazil (1:4) on […]

Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana Beach

Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana Beach

Copacabana is a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil known for its world-famous bright sand beach and promenade lined with shops, bars, restaurants and hotels. The district got its name after the construction of a chapel holding a replica of the Virgen de Copacabana, the patron saint of Bolivia. Designed by Roberto Burle Marx, the […]

Maracana Stadium. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Belgium v Russia

Maracana Stadium: Belgian-Russian Carnival in Brazil

The Estádio do Maracanã (Maracanã Stadium) is the Cathedral of Futbol Religion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The stadium’s name is derived from the Maracanã River, whose point of origin is in the jungle covered hills to the west of the stadium. It was opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, in which […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Mural. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

FIFA World Cup Brazil. Dreams Do Come True!

My earliest memory of FIFA World Cup is the first goal of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in the West.Germany-Chile (4:1) game played during FIFA World Cup Spain on June 20, 1982. Thanks to Google, I was able to win a fight against childhood amnesia and found the details of that moment/memory on the Internet. I’m in love […]

Katherine Lee (Deltalina). Delta Airlines

Happy Birthday, Delta Air Lines! – Magazine Ads From 2010’s

Post Scriptum. I got an annoying feeling that ‘Delta Air Lines – The History In Magazine Advertising’ series, ended in May, is incomplete without the most recent ads. So the series is back for just one final post containing the most important history fact, summary of this series, and ads from a digital era. Complete! […]