After visiting the Museum "La Virreina - Centre de la Imatge" in Barcelona, just a few steps from La Rambla, we had to wait under the portico for the rain to stop. The contrast between the darkness of the interior and the light outside diffused by the rain, while the people were waiting still, was quite sugestive and intense.
Florence Cathedral (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore) is one of the main attraction of the Tuscan Capital. One of the best places to admire it is Piazzale Michelangelo, an open square sligthly elevated compared to the city center, from where to have an amazing view over Florence Cathedral and Brunelleschi dome. It's also the perfect place to enjoy the best sunset with the view of "Ponte Vecchio" and the water of Arno river turning red.
This "idyllic" view was shot in the Danube Delta in Romania, exactly at the confluence between the second biggest european river and the Black Sea, in the surrounding of the village "Sfantu Gheorghe", one of the most popular destination in Danube Delta togheter with "Sulina".
The village was previously a fisherman hamlet, today reconverted to touristic destination. It gets very busy in particular in August, because of an indipendent movie festival called "Anonimul". Danube Delta is considered to be the third place in the world with the biggest biodiversity.
This is one of the private houses, probably an old fisherman house that we saw while hiking in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. It was just in front of the beach at the outskirt of the town, on a row of similar buildings. It looks like it's coming out of a magical movie or a fairy tale, a place where I would expect to meet Ernest Hemingway.
Venice is beautiful and interesting in every weather condition. With sun you can enjoy the warmth from a cafe. When it' s rainy there are plenty of beautiful reflections in the ground. And even even when it's flooded it's a unique experience! And if you combine a wet weather with the sunset and lights starting to turn on, then it's just magic.
In all the Muslim countries, the "Bazaar" is an institution and the center of commerce and social relations. The same is in Sarajevo, the most European of the Islamic capitals, where the local bazaar is filled with the traditional fabrics, souvenirs and colours.
Lucca is a small city not far from Pisa and Florence, with a nice architectural inheritance from Renaissance and ancient time. The main square is result of the construction over the centuries on top of the original Roman Amphitheater. The three bicycles at the entrance of the square, stand to witness the cycling vocation of this Tuscan gem.
Cinque Terre is probably the area that we covered the most in our website. And Riomaggiore is one of the villages that we liked the most, because of the contrast between the rocks, its colorful houses and the water. In this photo the village is seen from another point of view, than my other "famous" shot of Riomaggiore. And it's also the first time I'm using a new software to create the High Dynamic Range Image: it's called SNS-HDR, it's not really known, but I'm really happy I stubled upon it!