samedi 24 septembre 2016

Lankathilake temple, Kandy. SRI LANKA







Lankatilaka Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple situated in Udunuwara of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is considered as the most magnificent architectural edifice created during the Gampola era.The history of the temple goes back to the 14th century.
The vihara buildings have been built on a natural rock called Panhalgala Rock. Among the buildings the image house possess characteristically outstanding architectural features, embellished with traditional Sinhalese sculptures.
Photos from Spring 2016

mercredi 21 septembre 2016

SOUTHAFRICA. Highlights

Highlights from the travel, Summer 2011.
1. Giraffes in the Kalahari

2. Cape of Good Hope
3. White Shark


4. Lion mountain

5. Cheetah cubs in the Kalahari

6. People from South Africa

7. Cape Town


8. Oryx in the Kalahari

9. Cheetah in the Kalahari
10. Springboks

dimanche 18 septembre 2016

Diocletian Palace, Split. CROATIA

Diocletian's Palace is an ancient palace built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD, that today forms about half the old town and city center of Split, in Croatia. While it is referred to as a "palace" because of its intended use as the retirement residence of Diocletian, the term can be misleading as the structure is massive and more resembles a large fortress: about half of it was for Diocletian's personal use, and the rest housed the military garrison.
The ground plan of the palace is an irregular rectangle (approximately 160 meters x 190 meters) with towers projecting from the western, northern, and eastern facades. It combines qualities of a luxurious villa with those of a military camp, with its huge gates and watchtowers. The palace is enclosed by walls, and at times, it housed over 9000 people. Subterranean portions of the palace feature barrel vaulted stonework.
Photos from October 2015





mercredi 14 septembre 2016

3 Refuges Crossing, Eastern Pyrenees. CATALONIA / FRANCE

Five day wonderfully scenic trek in the Ripollès and Conflent the heart of the eastern Pyrenees. Photos from Summer 2015
1. From Queralbs to Coma de Vaca Shelter, through Freser gorges 
2. From Coma de Vaca Shelter to Ulldeter Shelter, through Marrana pass 
3. From Ulldeter Shelter to Ras de Carança Shelter, through Bacivers valley
4. From Ras de Carança Shelter to Coma de Vaca Shelter, through Carança valley

dimanche 11 septembre 2016

LAO Cuisine




Photos from October 2013

jeudi 8 septembre 2016

Khndzoresk, troglodyte site. ARMENIA





Khndzoresk is widely famous for its canyon with picturesque rock formations and ancient cave settlement. The artificial caves, some of which are currently used as stables and warehouses, used to be inhabited till the 1950s. In the bottom of the gorge there is St.Hripsime church, dated back to 17th century. Photos from Summer 2015