Cuenca

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Cuenca: a journey in Spain, searching for great emotions Cuenca is a tiny village in the Castilla-La Mancha Region, a site almost famous for “El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha”, the book narrating the adventures of a horseman tilting at windmills, that are copious in this area. The old village, declaired Unesco World […]

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Freetown Christiania – Copenaghen

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Christiania is a unique place to visit in the borough of Christianshavn in Copenaghen (Denmark),  known for its autonomous inhabitants’ different way of life. It was established in 1971 by a group of hippies who occupied some abandoned military barracks and developed their own set of society rules, completely independent of the Danish government. They claimed the […]

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Rotterdam (Netherlands)

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Rotterdam is a very interesting city to visit in Netherlands for several reasons: architecture, history, museums, culture. Rotterdam has the largest cargo port in Europe, is the city of the famous  Erasmus of Rotterdam, and was voted 2015 European City of the Year by the Academy of Urbanism. At difference of the others cities in Netherlands nowadays […]

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Corfu old town – Kerkyra

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A photogallery of shots taken wandering in Corfu old town (Kerkyra) on the Island of Corfu. The city has become known as a Kastropolis (Castle City) because of its two castles: New castle and Old Fortress. Old city is also UNESCO World Heritage since 2007. The layout of the old town resembles that of  Venice, with tall buildings […]

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Paleokastritsa Monastery

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On a hill above the beach of Paleokastritsa in Corfù there is a Monastery, excellent example of Greek monastic architecture. Inside has a small ecclesiastical museum with rare Byzantine icons, holy books and other relics. Very interesting to see, also the chapel and beautiful courtyards.   Gear: Canon Eos 6D,  Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

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Old and modern architecture in Copenaghen (Part #1)

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Copenaghen is known for good contemporary design,  furniture, lights and… the absolutely stunning city architecture. Besides the major historic architecture, Copenhagen is filled with contemporary buildings of the highest quality. Water, space, sustainability and light are the key elements in the recent architectural boom in maritime Copenhagen. Remarkably, you rarely find the new clashing with the old. More often […]

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Cube houses in Rotterdam

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One of the most fascinating example of Rotterdam’s modern architecture is the Kubuswoningen (Cube Houses). The city of Rotterdam asked at Dutch architect Piet Blom to design housing in the most historic section of Rotterdam’s port, so he decided to use the cubic houses idea, applying his earlier cube housing project in Helmond in 1970. The concept behind […]

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