lived there 3 years but I have the sensation I never quite managed to get great
pictures of the city, in spite its obvious charm. In fact, most of the photos
are from the period 2008/2012, right after leaving the city…
Ile de la cité
Notre Dame, statues of the façade
Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
Notre Dame and île de la cité, seen from behind.
6. Detail from an Egyptian antiquity in the Louvre
7./8. The Louvre
Bois de Boulogne
Pont des Arts
Galerie Lafayette Dome / 12. Rue île Saint Louis /
13. Rue Quartier Latin / 14. Sacre Cœur in a snowy day.
valley, worldwide famous since it appeared in so many wonderful John Ford
movies like “Stagecoach” or “The searchers”, is a region of the Colorado
plateau characterized by a cluster of vast red sandstone buttes, reaching up
until 300 m height. The park is located on the Arizona/Utah state line within
the range of the Navajo Nation Reserve. Photo from 1995.
active volcano, which has been erupting continuously since the sixties, having
its biggest recent eruption in May 2010. Situated very close to the ancient
capital and colonial wonder, Antigua, the volcano is a touristic attraction,
and now it seems to be a protected and controlled area since the Pacaya
National park was created, but back when I visited it in 1998, the region
wasn’t exactly the safest place on earth. The experience of the ash clouds and
rain were unforgettable though.
from the more famous Sossulsvlei, the deadvlei is an authentic wonder of the
world that we visited in summer 2011. The “Dead lake” is a white clay pan,
surrounded by some of the world’s highest dunes. Some camel thorn trees lived
in the Deadvlei when there was some water on it. The trees died, as there no
longer was enough water to survive. The remaining skeletons of the trees are
believed to be about 900 years old and are now black because of the intense
sun, but not petrified, because the dryness environment keeps the wood from
UNESCO world heritage site, this eastern orthodox monastery, situated not far
from Sofia, is arguably one of the most important and interesting sites in
Bulgaria. Old photos from 1994 (Some of them by Natxo Molinero).
Bridge, universally known as le pont
d’Avignon was built on the 12th century, but was reconstructed several
times because of its frequent collapses during floods. Only 4 of the original
22 arches remain intact. The bridge once crossed the Barthelasse Island, where
there was a popular recreation spot (Some cafés are still there), where people
danced beneath the bridge, and not on the bridge, as suggested by the
famous song. Photos from 2009.