• 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
Paris Escape of Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Paris Escape of Atlanta Wedding Photographer

This post is dedicated to Chloe and Bjoern, my dear friends and a newly married couple, who are fully responsible for my recent escape to Paris, France [smile] Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy marriage, Guys! and thank you very much for the invite! I love to be a traveler in Paris… […]

Old Bangkok Made of Gold

Photographing Buddhist Art in Thailand

Written by Achara Boon-Nam, Traveler from Bangkok, Thailand With its undulating and lush interior, stunning coastal spots and magnificent art and architecture, Thailand has long been a favorite destination among amateur and professional photographers alike. At times in this country, it feels like whichever way you turn you’re guaranteed a great shot. If you’re planning […]

Delta Douglas DC-3 Ship 41

From The Hangars of The Delta Flight Museum

This post is dedicated to all Trolley Dollies around the world’s sky (a.k.a. Stewardesses, Air Hostesses, and Flight Attendants). Thank you for your service, Ladies! 70 years ago, on March 16, 1945, Birdie Perkins boarded Delta’s passenger aircraft as its first flight attendant… I wanted to visit the hangars of the Delta Flight Museum since […]

Street Portraits from Rio

Street Portraits from Streets of Rio

I continue publishing my street portrait photography from Rio de Janeiro. If you haven’t seen the previous post Portraits Of Strangers: Brasileiros And Cariocas, please take a look. It contains street portraits of the local residents of Rio de Janeiro (Cariocas). Today, however, I publish a mix of portraits of Brazilians and Tourists captured on […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Mural. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Graffiti Wall Murals. Street Art in Rio de Janeiro

Wall graffiti and murals in Brazil became legalized in 2009, when the Brazilian government passed the law, which decriminalizes street art. In an amendment to a federal law that punishes the defacing of urban buildings or monuments, street art was made legal if done with the consent of the owners. Since then, many property owners […]

The Tiles of Selaron Steps

Rio de Janeiro: The Tiles of Selaron Steps

This is a follow-up post containing more photos of the tiles of Escadaria Selarón photographed during my recent visit to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Selaron Steps are covered in 2000+ tiles collected from over 60 countries around the world. Some of the tiles are hand painted by Chilean-born artist Jorge Selaron. More information and […]

Photo Essay: Birds Eye Tour of Rio de Janeiro

New Year’s Photo Essay: Birds Eye Tour of Rio de Janeiro

If you are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and looking for panoramic bird’s eye views of the city, you must go to Sugarloaf Mountain, rising 396 meters (1,299 ft) above Guanabara Bay, or visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue, located on the top of Corcovodo, the 710-meter (2,329 ft) granite peak. However, if you have […]

The Selaron Steps. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Great Madness of Jorge Selaron

The Selaron Steps (Escadaria Selarón) is a set of world-famous 215 steps which connect the Lapa and Santa Teresa neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The steps are 125 meters long and covered in over 2000 tiles collected from over 60 countries around the world. They are the work of Chilean-born painter Jorge Selarón, who […]

Christmas Bike Photo Tour of my Neighborhoods

Christmas Bike Photo Tour of my Neighborhoods

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours! Best wishes for a healthy 2015! Today’s travel photo post will be different. I am going to take you on a bike ride and show you my neighborhoods. I ride this 20-mile (33 km) course on Mondays. However, Christmas Day is a perfect day for a […]

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 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, it […]

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 […]

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