samedi 30 juin 2012

San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice. ITALY

The pure renaissance style of the church of San Giorgio Maggiore, built by Palladio on the XVI century, stands out from the panorama beheld from the Piazzeta San Marco. Photos from 1998

mercredi 27 juin 2012

Phnom Penh. CAMBODIA

Nicknamed “The Pearl of Asia” in the 20s, the capital of Cambodia has a particular charm. Chaotic, noisy, and with infernal traffic, Phnom Penh is at the same time a cool and laid-back place, if that makes sense, in spite of the atrocities perpetrated there 30 years ago by the Khmer rouges. Many interesting things to see and definitely a worthy detour on any southeastern Asian travel. Photos taken in April-Mai 2012.

dimanche 24 juin 2012

Chichen Itzà, Yucatan. MEXICO

Between the 6th and the 12th century, this ancient capital was a major focal point of the Mayan civilization in the north of the Yucatan peninsula. Photos took during my first trip to Yucatan in 1996.

jeudi 21 juin 2012


One of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, and also a town with more than 3 thousand years of history. Located in the Burgas Province, Nesebar is famous for the incredible amount of churches, which contributed to its inclusion in the list of world heritage sites of the UNESCO in 1983. The photo, taken in 1994, depicts the 13th century Church of the Christ Pantocrator.

lundi 18 juin 2012

Fauna from PERU

Photos taken in 2009.
1. Llama strolling on one of the Machu Picchu terraces,
2. Lonely egret on Laguna Huanchina
3. Penguins among many sea birds on the Ballestas islands.
4. Alpacas grazing on the Altiplano
5. Sea Lions in Ballestas Islands / 6. Turtle In Ica
7. Condor in the Colca Canyon / 8. Zopilote gliding in Paracas /
9. Heron in Uros Islands, Titicaca / 10. Guanacos in the altiplano. 

vendredi 15 juin 2012

Castilla. SPAIN

Miscellaneous images taken during a travel through the heart of Spain in 2003.
1. Salamanca. Plaza Mayor
2. Alba de Tormes.
3. Zamora
4. Landscape of the « meseta » from Toro.
5. Aranda de Duero
6. Segovia’s « acueducto »
7. Episcopal palace in Astorga (A Gaudi early work) / 8. San Lorenzo del Escorial monastery
9. Léon. Plaza Mayor. / 10. Avila

mardi 12 juin 2012

Gordes. FRANCE

Placed on the slope of a hill that dominates the landscape, this charming village is a one of the jewels of the Var region, on the heart of the famous Provence. On the outskirts of the village, we find the particularly beautiful Sénanques Cistercian Abbey, of Romanesque style, shown on the last two pictures. Photos from Autumn 2009.

mercredi 6 juin 2012

Banteay Srei. CAMBODIA

Banteay Srei is a 10 th century Cambodian temple, built of red sandstone, dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. Not as huge as Angkor Thom or other Angkor sites, Banteay Srei stands out for its absolutely amazing wall carvings, to the point that this site is praised as one of the Jewels of Khmer Art. Photos from May 2012.

dimanche 3 juin 2012

Landscapes from SOUTHAFRICA

Landscaping our way through South Africa in summer 2011
1. Springboks in the Kalahari
2. The coast near Saandbai
3. Northern Cape
4. Lion mountain, Cape Town
5. Monate Reserve
6. Cape of Good Hope
7. Johannesburg from the air