THE EDEN PROJECT

posted in: England | 0

The Eden Project

Buried in an old pit mine site, these domed biomes look quite unearthly – like an alien spaceship that landed from out of nowhere. The two huge structures hold thousands of plant species representing the various regions on earth from temperate to dry to cold ecosystems.

We drove all the way from Heathrow Airport in London to get to this place in Cornwall at the the southwestern end of England.

THE EYE

posted in: Spain | 0

The Eye

Like am amphibian rising from the sea, the Hemisfèric is a remarkable and spectacular building that represents a huge human eye. Designed by Santiago Calatrava in the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Valencia, this IMAX theater symbolises the observation of the world that visitors discover thru the films that it shows. Having no tripod, I put the camera on top of my backpack which I cradled gingerly and hoped for the best

A VILLA FIT FOR A KING

posted in: Italy | 0

A Villa Fit for a King

Driving north to Tremezzo along the road that skirts picturesque Lake Como, I felt the urge to pee and what better place to stop and do the deed than in this grand luxury hotel Villa d’Este with its beautiful Italian Renaissance garden. Commissioned by Cardinal d”Este – the son of the infamous Lucrecia Borgia – in the 14th century, this palatial setting is surrounded by a spectacular terraced garden with troughs, pools and fountains. But the biggest draw is Lake Como itself viewed from behind as you walk around the spacious grounds. I stayed for over two hours (after using the impressive marble-cladded bathroom!), shooting the place from various angles and waiting for the sudden downpour to stop.

(Shot with a Nikon D300s in Cernobbio, Italy)

WOMEN OF FATEHPUR SIKRI

posted in: India | 0

This massive gate clad in red sandstone dominates the wide courtyard of the Jama Masjid (mosque) in the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri built by Mughal Emperor Akhbar in the 14th century. A lengthy fabric stretched from the mosque to … Continued

1 2 3 4 5