Tag : EuroTrip

Acropolis of Athens, Greece

As in the first photo post from my trip to the Acropolis of Athens, The Land of Gods and Goddesses, to help our imagination, I start this article with the images of reconstructed Acropolis. These two are done by graphic designers of the movie Hercules. The Acropolis of Athens in Greece is the complex of temples located on an extremely …

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Acrolopolis of Athens- The Land of Gods and Goddesses

I have to start this photo post with the image of the ‘Idealized reconstruction of the Acropolis and Areios Pagos in Athens’ painting by Leo von Klenze (1846). It helps to visualize The Acropolis at its Golden Age. The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the …

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Sunset in Oia. Santorini, Greece

Happy Birthday, Dad! Oia or Ia is considered the oldest settlement on the Santorini island. A small town, previously known as Apano Meria (“upper side”), typifies the white-painted houses of the Cyclades, in many cases built directly into niches which are cave houses used by crew of the ships, on the lip of the volcanic crater, between which are narrow …

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Santorini - The Most Beautiful One

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The breathtaking cliffs, clearwater beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles, and whitewashed cubiform houses towered by rounded windmills and blue-domed churches of its two principal towns, Fira and …

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Santo MiraMare Beach Resort in Santorini, Greece

This is a not-sponsored hotel review. I was very thankful for the services the resort personnel provided and decided to publish this photo post. This year, my plan for the EuroTrip to Santorini, Greece was to settle down in an all-inclusive resort close to the sea and spend most of the time meditating on a beach. Santo Miramare Luxury Resort …

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The Views and The Wind. Santorini, Greece

We’re back to my favorite subjects of people watching and street photography. Today’s photo reportage is from Fira, Santorini Island, Greece. Fira is the modern Capital of Santorini that derives its name from an alternative pronunciation of “Thíra”, the ancient name of the island itself. Fira is built on the edge of the 400 meters (1,312 feet) high caldera. Access …

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Street Photography. Acropolis, Greece

No, this post has nothing in common with the famous erotic odyssey with the same title [wink and smile]. However, that’s what I had said when decided to go for my next EuroTrip to Greece. For many years, I’ve been postponing my travel to Hellenic Republic by prioritizing other countries and places around the World higher than Land of Gods …

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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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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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