Posts Tagged ‘Photo-Essays’

One of the things I like the most about Berlin as a city is how human it is. I also love the fact that it’s so green … So when I see human and green together (and no, I don’t mean aliens), I realize that Berlin may possibly be the best city to live on planet earth. Park am Gleisdreieck – couple In Berlin, if there is an...

From above, it is almost impossible to discern windows from doors or roofs from streets in this chaotic city that seems to climbs the hill on which it sits in an impossible, twisted and extremely beautiful way. Matera, Italy Definitely, Matera is one of the most interesting, unusual and memorable holiday destinations...

Like any other modern urban dweller would do, I spend a fair amount of time on the metro system, either sprinting on a train or walking through the maze-like corridors in order to get from one place to the other. For this reason, many would think that visiting an old abandoned subway station just for the sake of it...

Many times, cemeteries and are an almost perfect reflection of the places in which they’re found. Like a city within a city that sometimes mimics the dynamics of the society above. And precisely this fact is reflected at Cementerio de Montjuïc in Barcelona, the most reknown and prestigious final resting place in the...

Southern Belgium boasts an attractive blend of cultures, combining both the Gallic and Germanic characters and ways of life. In many aspects, Wallonia is a very small region that seems to contain, at the same time, many small countries with fascinating history and tasty cuisine. Where art and gorgeous architecture...

Yesterday I received a package with my new photo and video camera, courtesy of my friends at Panasonic España. I couldn’t be happier about finally getting it as my old Nikon D40 is almost 6 years old and about to hit the retirement home. It’s a Panasonic Lumix G6 with two lenses, a 14-42mm and a 45-150mm. First thing...

Vibrant, crowded, fast-paced and organized-yet-chaotic are some of the first descriptions that come to my mind when I remember Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing. Call me a misanthrope, but I’m the kind of person to hate crowds. The mere thought of Christmas shopping at the mall or being in a stadium full of people gives me...

One of the most recurrent images I had when I thought about Miami was neon lights and art deco hotels along a palm-lined wide street. The city of Miami Beach (yes, it is a separate city) was the undisputed capital of glamour, luxury and glitz from the 20s well into the late 60s. As such, many of the top-notch hotels...

I guess you could say I visited Skopje almost by accident, after crossing most of continental Greece by train and discovering in Thessaloniki that there was a direct train that stopped in the Macedonian capital on its way to Belgrade and costed around €12. My original plans included a visit to Meteora, however, in...

Charles Bridge, Prague Goethe described Prague as “the most precious of the jewels in the crown of cities”. I can assure you I don’t intend to disagree with the German poet. I fell in love Prague the first time I saw a picture of the Charles Bridge, with the dark statues covered by the fog of the Vltava and the Gothic...