The National Palace of Culture (Congress Centre) in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The National Palace of Culture | Sofia, Bulgaria

After two days of being in Sofia, we looked on the map again to see what we could still visit. Just at the end of the Vitosha Boulevard, we noticed a gigantic space that appeared to be a park, with only one large building placed in the centre. This building is known as the National Palace of Culture in Sofia.

The Gloriette and The Neptune Fountain in Vienna on a Summer’s day.

The Gloriette and The Neptune Fountain | Vienna, Austria

The Gloriette ensemble located up on the hill and The Neptune Fountain are part of the park surrounding Schönbrunn Palace – a must-see in Vienna. The outcome of this picture was more than what I had expected. The air on this day was hazy because of the heat, however, this haziness gave a glow to the marble statues on The Fountain and The Gloriette itself creating such a beautiful canvas.

The Fuente de la Hispanidad fountain in Zaragoza, depicting South and Central America.

The Fuente de la Hispanidad fountain | Zaragoza, Spain

Right away, The Fuente de la Hispanidad fountain in Zaragoza attracted my attention. Water and photography always work together very well, but there was something odd about this installation. I circled the fountain several times wondering what it could be, all the while questioning why someone would build such an odd fountain?

The Cathedral of the Saviour of Zaragoza (La Seo) near The Ebro River.

The Cathedral of the Saviour of Zaragoza (La Seo) | Spain

The Cathedral of The Saviour of Zaragoza (also known as ‘La Seo’) is another pearl of the city. It is less popular than its counterpart El Pilar but offers an equally unique history. Like so many other places in Zaragoza, its architecture takes you through the past by combining Roman, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque influences in a very unique way.

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.

Halny storm in Zakopane, Tatra Mountains

Halny | Zakopane, Poland

Halny is a special foehn wind that occurs only on the Polish-Slovak border in the Tatra Mountains. First, clouds push in for 2-3 days on the Slovak side, bringing heavy rain. In the same time on the Polish side it is warm and sunny. After the 2-3 days, Halny comes to the Polish side. Hurricane force winds then come down from the peaks into the valley.

Fountain in Świdnica, Poland. The small main square (rynek) in Świdnica is worth a visit

Fountain in Świdnica | Poland

The Rynek, polish for market square, is as in most Silesian towns the centre of Świdnica. Remarkable was the variety of blooming flowers. I wanted to capture the blossom together with the architecture and the fountain serves well as a balancing weight in the middle of the hedge and the small green house.