Tag : Europe

The Pigeons of Notre Dame de Paris

This year, my ‘EuroTrip Express’ project took me to Paris, France and Saint Petersburg, Russia. Not many pictures from the trip have been published yet. Those who follow Memographer’s social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, could see my live Instagram updates from Europe (here are the summaries from France and Russia). Also, I’ve published a few photo posts with …

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Sankt Peterburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg (Russian: Sankt-Peterburg) is the second largest city and the cultural capital of Russia. It is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city was founded in 1703 bу Реtег the Great as a new imperial capital of Russia (moved from Moscow for two centuries). A story about …

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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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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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Park Guell, Antoni Gaudi. Barcelona, Spain

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 all time favorite building), Casa …

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Barcelona Street Photography

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 the Games, the city was …

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Palma de Majorca: From Modern Beach to Roman 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 was founded as a Roman …

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

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 Catalonia. The Balearic Islands are …

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Angel with the Garment and Dice

Ponte Sant’Angelo, once the Aelian Bridge or Pons Aelius, meaning the Bridge of Hadrian, is a bridge in Rome, Italy, completed in 134 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian, to span the Tiber, from the city center to his newly constructed mausoleum. In the seventh century, both the castle and the bridge took on the name Sant’Angelo, explained by a legend …

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Musei Capitolini. Roma, Italy

The photo tour of Musei Capitolini continued. Please find the previous photos of the masterpieces from the Capitoline Museums here. This set starts with the photo of The Esquiline Venus (Venere Esquilina), one of the most celebrated statues from Classical Antiquity. The Roman nude marble sculpture of a female in sandals and headdress was created circa 50 A.D. It is …

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The Dome of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

There is an iconic dome that dominates the skyline of Rome, Italy – The Cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica. It was designed by Michelangelo, but was only completed to the base when he died. It was later finished by Giacomo della Porta in 1590. The cupola rises to a total height of 136.57 meters (448.1 ft) from the floor of …

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