lundi 29 août 2016

San Juan de los Reyes Monastery, Toledo, SPAIN

The Monastery of Saint John of the Kings is a historic monastery in Toledo, Spain, built by the Catholic Monarchs (1477–1504) to commemorate both the birth of their son, Prince John, and their victory at the Battle of Toro (1476) over the army of Afonso V of Portugal.
Toledo was chosen as the site for building the monastery due to its central geographic location and because it had been the capital of the ancient Visigoth kingdom, symbolically reconstituted by Isabella and Ferdinand with the restoration of the lost unity of Spain, through the union of Castile with Aragon.
The monastery is an example of Gothic style with Spanish and Flemish influences. Its cloister has a small garden. Its upper cloisters, first completed in 1526 and restored in the 19th century, contain Mudéjar ornamentation,
Photos from Summer 2015

vendredi 26 août 2016

Polonnaruwa. SRI LANKA

Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa, he second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site. Photos from Spring 2016

mardi 23 août 2016

samedi 20 août 2016

mercredi 17 août 2016

Fauna from VIETNAM

Photos from October 2013, a gigantic spider in Cat Ba island and an image from Bac Ha Market

mardi 9 août 2016

Meersburg, GERMANY

Nice town by the lake Constance, Photos taken in October 2015

jeudi 4 août 2016

Engineers trail, CATALONIA

From Coma de Vaca Refuge to the Nuria Sactuary, through a beautiful landscape in the heart of the pyrenées. Photos fromp Summer 2015

lundi 1 août 2016

Doors from Angkor. CAMBODIA

Several doors from the temples of Angkor Vat, Bayon, Phnom Chisor, Ta Phrom and Banteay Srei. Photos ffrom Spring 2012