mercredi 30 juillet 2014
lundi 28 juillet 2014
Vat Phou or Wat Phu (Meaning temple-mountain) is a ruined Khmer temple complex in southern Laos, located at the base of mount Phu Kao, some 6 km from the Mekong river in Champasak province. There was a temple on the site as early as the 5th century, but the surviving structures date from the 11th to 13th centuries. The temple has a unique structure, in which the elements lead to a shrine where a linga was bathed in water from a mountain spring. The site later became a centre of Theravada Buddhist worship, which it remains today.
Wat Phou was a part of the Khmer empire, centred on Angkor to the southwest, at least as early as the reign of Yashovarman I in the early 10th century. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Photos from November 2013
vendredi 25 juillet 2014
The Carmo Convent (Portuguese: Convento da Ordem do Carmo) is a historical building in Lisbon, Portugal. The mediaeval convent was ruined in the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, and the ruins of its Gothic church (the Carmo Church or Igreja do Carmo) are the main trace of the great earthquake still visible in the city.
The Carmo Convent is located in the Chiado neighbourhood, on a hill overlooking the Rossio square and facing the Lisbon Castle hill. It is located in front of a quiet square (Carmo Square), very close to the Santa Justa Lift.
Nowadays the ruined Carmo Church is used as an archaeological museum (the Museu Arqueológico do Carmo or Carmo Archaeological Museum).
Photos taken in Spring 2014
mardi 22 juillet 2014
samedi 19 juillet 2014
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses. The Historic Centre of San Gimignano, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photos from August 2013 taken among the most incredible amount of tourists you could ever imagine.
mercredi 16 juillet 2014
dimanche 13 juillet 2014
jeudi 10 juillet 2014
lundi 7 juillet 2014
vendredi 4 juillet 2014
mardi 1 juillet 2014
Carros de Foc is Catalan for ''chariots of fire.'' an established trek of more than 50 kms. A loop that winds all through and around the magnificent Aigüestortes National PArk, where the peaks average about 7,800 feet. It links nine mountain refuges, although we did it using only six, in a 7 day trek, in July 2008. All photos by Lluis Llaurado and Carlos V. (I was too busy walking to take any picture sorry)