mardi 28 juin 2016

Carrança Valley, FRANCE

Trekking on the pyrenées in Summer 2015. 3rd and Rainy day of the 3 Refuges trail: From Ras de Carrança Refuge to Coma de Vaca Refuge.

samedi 25 juin 2016


Photos from October 2015, taken on this small village on the Bay of Kotor.

mercredi 22 juin 2016

Tatev Monastery. ARMENIA

The Tatev monastery is a 9th-century Armenian Apostolic monastery located on a large basalt plateau near the Tatev village in Syunik Province in southeastern Armenia. The monastic ensemble stands on the edge of a deep gorge of the Vorotan River.
In the 14th and 15th centuries the monastery hosted one of the most important Armenian medieval universities, the University of Tatev, which contributed to the advancement of science, religion and philosophy, reproduction of books and development of miniature painting.
Wings of Tatev, a cableway from Tatev to Halidzor village was opened in October 2010 and it was included in the Guinness World Records as world's "longest non-stop double track cable car."
Pbotos from Summer 2016.

dimanche 19 juin 2016

Dambulla Caves. SRI LANKA

Dambulla cave temple, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site (1991) in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings, related to Gautama Buddha and his life. There are a total of 153 Buddha statues, three statues of Sri Lankan kings and four statues of gods and goddesses. The latter include Vishnu and the Ganesha. The murals cover an area of 2,100 square metres (23,000 sq ft). Depictions on the walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon Mara, and Buddha's first sermon.
Prehistoric Sri Lankans would have lived in these cave complexes before the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka as there are burial sites with human skeletons about 2700 years old in this area, at Ibbankatuwa near the Dambulla cave complexes.
Photos from Spring 2016

jeudi 16 juin 2016

lundi 13 juin 2016

Trek in Korcula Island. CROATIA

From Korcula town to Raznjic Point, thorugh Lumbarda village, and back to Korcula. Wonderful landscaping all over with the Adriatic in all splendor. Photos from 2015

vendredi 10 juin 2016