Poznan Fara at night – baroque Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mary Magdalene and Saint Stanislaus; Poland

Poznan Fara | Poznan, Poland

The full name of this Poznan Church is Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mary Magdalene and Saint Stanislaus. Poznan Fara, or just named “Fara” is one of the greatest examples of baroque style in Poland.

Basilica di San Domenico in Siena, Italy – a summer’s day.

Basilica di San Domenico | Siena, Italy

Who doesn’t think of Tuscany when they hear of hills and vineyards? The interesting thing is that it is not just the wineries that are built on the hills – the cities take advantage of the terrain. Siena is one of them – you could walk through the old town and enjoy the view of the sights from a distance.

Venice St Mark’s Square with St Mark’s Basilica and St Mark's Campanile – summer in Italy

St Mark’s Square | Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco, internationally known as St Mark’s Square gained its own nickname “La Piazza” – THE Square, and I think it says a lot about Venice’s importance. There is a legend that Napoleon called it “the drawing room of Europe”. In our day, I would say the “photographing room of Europe”.

El Pilar Basilica during sunset on one of summer evenings while I was traveling to Spain.

The El Pilar Basilica | Zaragoza, Spain

There are so many open spaces and big squares in Zaragoza. Moreover, it’s not overcrowded, and you can find really nice angles and perspective for photographing panoramic views. The architecture of El Pilar Basilica in Zaragoza, as well as the oriental style of the city, makes you feel like in a 1001-night story but in Spain.

The golden cupola shines over the St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest. With its central portrayal of God, it's a unique art piece in the heart of Hungary

Cupola of St. Stephen’s Basilica | Budapest, Hungary

Three times I had been now to Budapest, and all three times I found my accommodation to be right next to the St. Stephen’s Basilica. And on every of my visits I had at least a brief look into the basilica – and the golden cupola stuck in my mind. By the way: The person in the middle of the cupola is really supposed to be God! That seems pretty unique to me, do you know any other church in which you find a portrayal of God?

Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore | Bergamo, Italy

The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo was founded in 1137 and it is located in the center of the Upper Town of Bergamo. Unfortunately, we couldn’t go inside during our day in Bergamo, but also from outside it is an impressive church. Remarkable are the lion statues to find on the entrance of the church since they could be a sign that the church once was used as a court as well.

St. Mary’s Basilica | Kraków, Poland

St. Mary’s Basilica on the Main Market Square in Kraków is one of the town’s famous landmarks. Extraordinary are the two unequal towers, the higher one is 81m high, the other one is 12m smaller. According to an ancient legend, the towers were built by two brothers – each worked on one tower.