dimanche 29 mai 2016

Avila. SPAIN

Photos from February 2016

jeudi 26 mai 2016

lundi 23 mai 2016


The historic site of Počitelj is built in a natural karst amphiteatre on the left bank of the river Neretva, about 30 km. to the south of Mostar.
It is believed that the fortified town were built by Bosnia's King Stjepan Tvrtko I in 1383. The walled town of Počitelj evolved throughout to the 18th century, two stages of evolution are evident: medieval, and Ottoman.
Photos from Octobre 2015

samedi 21 mai 2016

Sillustani. PERU

Sillustani is a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo near Puno in Peru. The tombs, which are built above ground in tower-like structures called chullpas, are the vestiges of the Colla people, Aymara who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century. The structures housed the remains of complete family groups, although they were probably limited to nobility.
Photos from Summer 2009

mercredi 18 mai 2016


Photos from Summer 2013

dimanche 15 mai 2016

Anuradhapura. SRI LANKA

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries.
It is believed that from the fourth century BC until the beginning of the 11th century AD it was the capital of the Sinhalese. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is still a place for pray and pilgrimages.
Photos from April 2016.

jeudi 12 mai 2016

lundi 9 mai 2016

Khachkars from ARMENIA

A khachkar, also known as an Armenian cross-stone, is a carved, memorial stele bearing a cross, and often with additional motifs such as rosettes, interlaces, and botanical motifs. Khachkars are characteristic of Medieval Christian Armenian art. Since 2010, khachkars, their symbolism and craftsmanship are inscribed in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Photos from Summer 2015, taken on the Monasteries of Haghpat, Noravank, Tatev, Goshavank and Geghard.

The Holy Redeemer khachkar in Haghpat, carved in 1273 by master Vahram. Amenaprkich (meaning Holy Saviour) is a particular type of khachkar in which on the cross is a depiction of the crucified Christ. Only a few such designs are known, and most date from the late 13th century.
The famous khachkar in Goshavank, carved in 1291 by master Poghos.