Tag : EuroTrip

The Views and The Wind. Santorini, Greece

We’re back to my favorite subjects of the 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. …

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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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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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St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Happy Birthday, Mom! St. Peter’s Basilica is a Late Renaissance Catholic church located within Vatican City. It is one of the largest churches in the world. The basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. Because of its location in the Vatican, the Pope presides at a number of services throughout …

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Romans Made of Stone and Marble

Dedicated to you, my friends, readers, subscribers, followers and visitors. Today is a remarkable day in the history of Memographer.com and my photography. The 1,000’th email subscriber has registered to receive the news updates from my Travel Photo Journal. I want to thank you all for your loyalty to my photography. Without your continued interest, I would never be able …

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