Archive from December, 2013
Dec 26, 2013 - Iceland    No Comments

Merry christmas and happy New Year!

I wish you all a wonderfull christmas and a happy new year!

See you next in 2014 for a new year filled with photography and travels.

 

Here is a picture of south Iceland.

 

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San Giorgio Maggiore

This is one of the many amazing views that Venice has to offer.
It was my first time in Venice, first time in Italy, and I have to admit that I loved it. The cities are amazing, filled with historical monuments, the food is great and not that expensive, and the Italian language is a delight to hear!
Anyway, I spend few days in the Queen of the Adriatic and I took some pretty good pictures, here is the first one.
This is the island of San Giorgio Maggiore seen from the gondola pontoon of the San Marco square.

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Dec 19, 2013 - Japan    No Comments

Capsule Hotel

Welcome to a capsule hotel!

Only found  in Japan, this low cost hotels can host dozens of customers in only one room.

It’s definitively not for claustrophobic people!

For the story, I didn’t planned my trip well and ended up in transit in an unknown Japanese town. The only youth hostel was sold out so I had to improvise.

I ended up in this huge Casino/hotel/Onsen complex, bargaining for a room.

For a pretty decent price, I was assigned my own capsule n°7001 and free access to the Onsen.

With nothing to do till my train on next morning, I spend the evening chilling in hot tubes, surrounded by naked Japanese guys that didn’t speak a word of English!

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Dec 15, 2013 - Europe, France    No Comments

Saint Guilhem Cloister

A picture of the cloister inside the abbey of a medieval village in south of France.

For the view of the abbey and a small history of this Unesco World Heritage Monument check my earlier post here.

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Dec 9, 2013 - Non classé    No Comments

Christmas Sales!

Hi there, It’s time for Christmas sales!!
You can save 15% on all fine art prints. They are printed in limited edition and send with an authenticity certificate.
Just use the code XMas15 in your shopping cart.

I personally recommend Alumini Prints (US gallery) or Metal Prints (Europe Gallery) They are really beautifully printed on an aluminum sheet, ready to hang with a special Wow effect!

If you are from USA/Canada, just follow this link : Online Gallery US

If you are from UK/Europe : Online Gallery Europe
Be Careful, all sizes are in Inches!

A quick glance of the metal prints here :

 

Dec 8, 2013 - Europe, Italy    No Comments

Manarola Blues

Here is a picture of the amazing  Cinque Terre National Park which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is composed of five villages on the West Coast of Italy. Each village is build on the cliff and overlook the sea.

You can go from a village to the next by train or walk the coastal path to get incredible point of view.

This village is called Manarola and is the most photogenic of all five. You can find dozens of photographers fully geared for every sunset.

As Romans used to say, Audaces fortuna juvat : Fortune favors the brave. So I woke up at 5 am to take some pictures at sunrise. Here is the result :

 

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Autumn in Croatia

If you wonder how is Croatia during November, here it is.

I took this picture in Plitvice National Park, it is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia.
The park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. It is composed of 16 lakes interconnected by dozens of waterfalls, from small to huge.
The infrastructures are pretty good, and you can hike around the whole park on wooden path like the one you see at the left bottom.

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