Category : Nona Hora

The Russian Museum. Sankt Peterburg, Russia

I’ve never been so blown away! Ivan Aivazovsky, Karl Briullov, Konstantin Makovsky, Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin, Vasily Surikov, Victor Vasnetsov… and their Masterpieces exhibited under one roof, the roof of The Russian Museum! The State Russian Museum (formerly the Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III) is the largest depository of Russian fine art in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The …

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Downtown Boston: Photo Highlights

This is the last set of pictures from my visit to Boston, the Capital and largest city of the State of Massachusetts, transformed from a relatively small and economically stagnant town of 10,000 people in 1720’s to the megapolis with population of 645,000 people in 2010’s. Founded in 1630, it’s one of the oldest cities in the United States of …

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Boston Strong

I continue publishing the photos I have recently taken in Boston, Massachusetts. The main reason of my visit to Boston was running the B.A.A. 10K Race. That’s where the name of this photo series #BostonStrong is coming from. The race itself was a very fun and unique event, – the Tropical Storm Bill had decided to visit Boston on the …

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Photo Walk on Boston's Freedom Trail

Boston, Massachusetts has more sites related to the American Revolution and America’s fight for independence than any other city. The Freedom Trail is the city’s most popular tourist attraction. It’s a 2.5-mile (4 km) route that leads to the 16 historically significant sites. The cool thing – you can’t get lost! the entire route is marked by a red line …

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Paris in Instagram Squares

This is the second collection of the Instagram photo updates from my Paris Escape trip, containing pictures taken in Paris, France. The first set of photo updates can be found here – Saint Petersburg in Instagram Squares. Click on image to view full size. gmeanm3r

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Saint Petersburg in Instagram Squares

While being on the trip to Saint Petersburg, I was capturing and posting my photo updates via Instagram app. However, some “squares” have never been published. This post contains all taken Instagram pictures, including photos of Saint Petersburg’s cityscape views and masterpieces from the Russian Museum and Hermitage Museum. ***Just FYI, some interesting facts about the pictures of the artwork …

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Delta Douglas DC-3 Ship 41

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 its grand re-opening in 2014. …

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Street Portraits from 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 the streets of Rio. Click …

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2014 FIFA World Cup Mural. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 commissioned artists to produce graffiti …

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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 photos can be found in …

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Photo Essay: Birds Eye Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Happy New 2015! I wish everybody a great year ahead, full of wonderful adventures and safe travels! In the first post of the new year, I would like to thank all of you, the readers of this Travel Photo Journal, fans of my photography, and members of Memographer’s social networks. I send a personal “Thank you!” to each of Memographer’s …

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The Selaron Steps. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 lived in a house next …

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