The Church of Saint Lazarus in Larnaca – A day photo, Cyprus.

The Church of Saint Lazarus | Larnaca, Cyprus

The Orthodox Church of Saint Lazarus in Larnaca dates to the 9th Century and it was supposedly set to be built over the grave of Lazarus from Bethany, who was raised from death by Jesus Christ. This legend is so famous that the market surrounding The Church is filled with tourists from all countries around the world. I could understand it – that first, Lazarus is a known Bible character and second, there is something timeless and mystical in this church.

Aljaferia Palace and different architecture styles in Zaragoza, Spain.

Patio de San Martin and Aljaferia Palace | Zaragoza, Spain

In the Aljaferia Palace, I enjoyed the connection of the styles the most. Though the Islamic palace has a very characteristic interior, with mixtilinear arcs and arabesque on large surfaces, this courtyard reminded me of a more gothic style. As I learned later, the name of this courtyard is Patio de San Martin.

Podgorica Church of St. George and Park around Gorica hill, Montenegro.

Church of St. George | Podgorica, Montenegro

This small Orthodox church of St. George is the oldest church in the capital of Montenegro. It is situated on Gorica hill (‘Gorica’ in Montenegrin means small hill and ‘pod-gorica’ means literally under small hill). When we visited this site, the church itself was closed – so we couldn’t admire the famous frescos inside.

Daytime picture of the Church of Panagia Chalkeon, located in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Church of Panagia Chalkeon | Thessaloniki, Greece

We found this Greek Orthodox church thanks to an app that led us around the city and helped us discover also many other such sights in Thessaloniki. Built in the 11th century, the architecture of this Thessaloniki church is of the typical for the region Macedonian style. The locals call it “the Red Church” because the entire building is made of bricks.

Black and white image of the Cathedral in Wroclaw, Poland at night

Cathedral Wroclaw | Wroclaw, Poland

The back of the Cathedral in Wroclaw, also known as the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, which was built between 1244 and 1341. Nowadays it is one of the most important historic buildings in the fourth largest city of Poland. Its two illuminated church spires ascend above the dome like two needles.

Gefion Fountain Copenhagen, Denmark in the setting sun. The fountain shows a woman and three bulls.

Gefion Fountain | Copenhagen, Denmark

The wishing well is officially the biggest monument in Copenhagen and tells a story about the country’s mythology with its sculptures. The Fountain shows a scene, in which the Aesir Damsel Gefion cuts a trench in between the Island of Zealand and Sweden with her plow, which is led by her three sons who had been turned into bulls. She cuts Zealand off the mainland forever and created the biggest Island in Denmark.

Most Tumski Bridge and Cathedral Island in Wroclaw, Poland

Tumski-Bridge | Wroclaw, Poland

When you visit the Old City of Wroclaw you will discover many historical buildings and cultural treasures as well as a buzzing nightlife. One of my favourite pieces of architecture is the Tumski-Bridge. Every time we are in Wroclaw we take a walk to the so-called „Cathedral Island“, for which this beautiful bridge has to be crossed.

Dubrovnik, Croatia shows the towers of Dubrovnik Cathedral and Chruch of St. Blaise.

Dubrovnik’s towers | Dubrovnik, Croatia

The famous wall of Dubrovnik is the ideal place to enjoy some incredible views high above the red slatted roofs of the UNESCO world heritage city. While I looked around, this unique skyline caught my eye immediately. To me, those towers and domes, whose outline pierce against the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea is a unique sight and I doubt you will find this anywhere else in the world but in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik.

Plaza de la Virgen at night in Valencia, Spain

Plaza de la Virgen | Valencia, Spain

When we reached the Plaza de la Virgen, a traditional gathering place in the center of Valencia, I knew where I wanted to be for the dawn. I memorized the way and went early in the morning in direction of the central square in the old town of Valencia. Actually, I could just follow my nose and was not surprised to encounter many drunken bodies on the Plaza de la Virgen.