Chachabamba Ruins, Peru

There are several “official options” of trekking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu available from Cusco, Peru. The most popular are 4-Day “Classic Inca Trail“, 2-Day “Short Inca Trail” and 7-Day “Mollepata – Salkantay – Wayllabamba – Machu Picchu“. These treks are subject to Inca Trail regulations which require the presence of a licensed tour guide and purchase of a trek …

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Ollantaytambo, Peru

After arrival to Cusco from Lima I promptly relocated to Ollantaytambo, a small town in Sacred Valley. During the times of Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti who built the town. I really enjoyed my time there. It was exciting to leave on a street built by Incas. In Ollantaytambo I took the most colorful portraits …

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Ollantaytambo, Peru

I had planned my travel in Peru according to elevations of the places I wanted to visit. I have never been at an altitude of above 1,800 m (5,900 ft) before, and had no idea how my body would behave in intermediate altitudes. High Altitude Sickness (AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness) commonly occurs above 2,400 meters (8,000 feet) after a …

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The Faces of Santiago de Chile

Local People are what really showcase a foreign land. When I travel I always look for the faces to capture in my photos. Parks and skylines can tell the stories too… But, nothing makes a place unique and special as the faces of people who live there. Here are The Beautiful Faces of Santiago de Chile. Also you may wish …

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Santiaguenos - Santiago People

I have visited Santiago, formally Santiago de Chile, during my recent trip to South America. A friend photographer Andrew (AndrewGraemeGould.com) was kind to host me for two nights and show the city’s photography “hot spots”. The experience was amazing! After this visit I am going to call Santiago as “Street Photographer’s Paradise”. Such beautiful and photocamera-friendly people live there. Nobody …

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Machu Picchu, Peru

I am back from my first trip to South America, and this is the opening post of its photo coverage. I have visited beautiful countries Peru and Chile, met wonderful people, experienced amazing adventures, and took a record high 7,945 photos (!), in which I am going to tell you my stories about the Inca Empire and Mystery of Easter …

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Berlin On Bike

I am obsessed with bikes… I’ve found Berlin as a perfect city for riding one. There is no view in Berlin without Berliner or Berlinerin on a bicycle. If you don’t see any bikers, take a closer look, at least a bike itself must be somewhere around ;)

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Streets of Berlin

Berlin is amazing! I visited it last year during my German-Austrian ‘Guten Tag! Deutsch Time’ Nona Hora EuroTrip and loved to walk its busy open-sky streets. I am currently working on my next travel photo book, looking through Berlin cityscape and street photography and finding some interesting photos I have not shared with you yet. Click on image to view …

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The Miracles Of Polaroid

Last week I introduced my new project The Miracles Of Polaroid. Now it’s time to share the first Miracles ;) Warning: Challenges Ahead The project has begun with cleaning the dust out of 25-year-old instant photo camera Polaroid Pronto! Sonar OneStep (1978) and exciting shopping for Polaroid flash bars and film. On eBay vintage SX-70 flash bars go for 30-50 …

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My Polaroid Pronto! Sonar OneStep (1978)

The History In April 1947 (75 years ago!) Edwin H. Land, a researcher in polarization of light and 38-year-old president of the Polaroid Corporation, invented an instant camera– a photo camera that performed all steps involved in making a photograph- developing, fixing, and printing. With a ‘Land Camera’ (named after its inventor), you just push a button and 60 seconds …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

This is the second part of my photo session with celebrities from Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum. Find a Photo Trivia question at the bottom of this page. Tip: This is a wax copy of an original movie still which became a best-selling poster and turned the actress into an instant pin-up girl. The film raised her stature as a …

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Anna Maria Tussaud (Madame Tussaud)

In 2009, in addition to existing Hollywood Wax Museum, a new $60 million showcase of Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum was opened on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Over a hundred life-size celebrity wax figures, including Hollywood Icons, Movie Stars and Directors, TV Stars, Pop Stars and Sport Stars are displayed in themed layouts of a new museum. The layouts …

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