: Cistercian Abbey of Alcobaça (church and monastery); Portugal

Church and Monastery of Alcobaça | Portugal

Church and Monastery of Alcobaça | Portugal Alcobaça, Portugal The Roman Catholic church and monastery in Alcobaça is often overlooked by tourists. The Cistercian Abbey of Alcobaça is one of the first Gothic churches built in Portugal. The town is also famous for...
Fatima Sanctuary | Portugal

Fatima Sanctuary | Portugal

Fatima Sanctuary|Portugal Fatima, Portugal Fatima in Portugal is the fourth largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in Europe. Even during the winter months, the square in front of the Sanctuary of Fatima is filled with pilgrims on their knees. And the beginning of...
Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré. Nazare during sunset, Portugal

Nossa Senhora da Nazaré Church | Nazare, Portugal

This picture of the church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré was taken just after sunset. The church is located on a hill above the town of Nazare. A walk “up the hill” is not the easiest if you carry kilograms of photographic equipment. However, the views from this place are so picturesque that a bit of “sport” pays off for sure.

Wieskirche or The Pilgrimage Church of Wies interior in Bavaria, Germany.

Wieskirche or The Pilgrimage Church of Wies

Wieskirche or The Pilgrimage Church of Wies is still not typically a touristic attraction in Bavaria. It remotely stands at the feet of the Alps and is a UNESCO World Heritage, which I liked the most – with a background story but still undiscovered by photographers.

A photo of interior of Selimiye Mosque in Nicosia; Cyprus

Selimiye Mosque | Nicosia, Cyprus

Selimiye Mosque is one of the most fascinating buildings in Northern Cyprus. It is also the largest building which survived so many centuries in Nicosia. As some sources say: it “may have been the largest church built in the Eastern Mediterranean in the millennium between the rise of Islam and the late Ottoman period”.

Porto: Miramar Beach and Capela do Senhor da Pedra in County of Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

Miramar Beach and Capela do Senhor da Pedra | Portugal

We visited this beach and chapel with friends one sunny winter Sunday (typical weather in Portugal). The tide was low, so we could walk around the “Capela” without even soaking our shoes. We were very lucky this day because when the tide was high, the small church would be surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean waves and so it can be very difficult to enter.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria. An example of a Byzantine Revival style of architecture.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral | Sofia, Bulgaria

This cross-domed Orthodox basilica was one of the monuments that initially sparked my interest in photography and of course, I eventually developed a longing to visit Sofia. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the capital of Bulgaria, is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox churches in the world and incorporates different architectural elements from across Europe.

Vilnius winter photo of The Church of St Anne; Lithuania.

Church of St Anne | Vilnius, Lithuania

The Church of St Anne is famous for its representation of a flamboyant and brick gothic architectural style in Lithuania. What was fascinating was that the exterior of the church had remained almost unchanged since the 15th century, when it was erected. Thanks to St Anne Church, the old town of Vilnius can potentially be signed to the UNESCO World Heritage list.