vendredi 29 juillet 2016

Bryggen quarter, Bergen. NORWAY

Bryggen (Norwegian for the Wharf), also known as Tyskebryggen (the German Wharf), is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, Norway. Bryggen has since 1979 been on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites.
The city of Bergen was founded around 1070 within the original boundaries of Tyskebryggen. Around 1350 a Kontor of the Hanseatic League was established there, and Tyskebryggen became the centre of the Hanseatic commercial activities in Norway. Today, Bryggen houses museums, shops, restaurants and pubs.
Photos from summer 2014

lundi 25 juillet 2016

Minneriya National Park. SRI LANKA

Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population, as large numbers of Sri Lankan elephants are attracted to grass fields on the edges of the reservoir during the dry season. The Minneriya tank contributes to sustain a large herd. Elephants gathered here is numbering around 150-200. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700.
Photos from Spring 2016

vendredi 22 juillet 2016

3 Refuges Trail, Posets Maladeta Natural Park. Huesca, SPAIN

52 km Round trek around the Posets Maladeta Massif, in 4 days with 3 nights in Refuge. Height between 1700 and 2900. Photos from July 2016
Day 1: Up to Angel Arus Refuge

Day 2: From Angel Arus to Estos Refuge

Batisielles lake
Day 3: From Estos to Viados Refuge

Day 4: From Viados to Angel Arus Refuge. The most exhausting day with 1200m uphill and 1500m dowhill

Llardaneta Lake

A well deserved retirement for my old boots, together since 2009

mardi 19 juillet 2016

People from ARMENIA

A family from Goshavank, A Wedding in Yeravan, a kid carving a stone for the Noratus Cemetery and potato baking somewhere near Haghpat. Photos from Summer 2015

vendredi 15 juillet 2016

Walls of Dubrovnik. CROATIA

The Walls of Dubrovnik are a series of defensive stone walls that have surrounded and protected the citizens of the afterward proclaimed maritime city-state of Dubrovnik (Ragusa), situated in southern Croatia, since the city's founding prior to the 7th century as a Byzantium castrum on a rocky island named Laus (Ragusia or Lave).
The walls, constructed mainly during the 12th–17th centuries, run an uninterrupted course of approximately 1,940 metres in length, encircling most of the old city, and reach a maximum height of about 25 metres. The bulk of the existing walls and fortifications were constructed during the 14th and 15th centuries, but were continually extended and strengthened up until the 17th century.
Photos from Octobre 2015