Poznan Cathedral in Ostrów Tumski; Poznan, Poland

Poznan Cathedral | Poznan, Poland

The beginnings of the Polish State relate to the history of Poznan, especially to Ostrów Tumski – an island on the Warta River which is part of modern Poznan. The photo shows the interior of this first Polish cathedral.

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”.

The Church of Santa Maria de Belém together with Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal

The Church of Santa Maria de Belém | Lisbon, Portugal

The Church of Santa Maria de Belém together with the Jerónimos Monastery, are the finest examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style. Though carrying similar architectural styles, in our modern world now, the church and the monastery have quite a contrasting experience.

United Nations Human Rights Room and Cupola, Geneva, Switzerland.

United Nations Human Rights Room | Geneva, Switzerland

The structure of the “dome” began in 2007 and was completed 9 months later when the author, artist Miquel Barcelo placed his signature in the middle of the Cupola. Knowing that for this 1,400 square meters of ceiling, they needed 35,000 kilos of paint – this was met with great awe! The art piece on the Cupola is a metaphor of what the United Nations represent.

Berjaya Resort on Langkawi, Malaysia – Bathroom with a view.

Berjaya Resort – Bathroom With a View | Langkawi, Malaysia

The entire stay in Berjaya Resort in Langkawi, Malaysia was truly another experience for us. This is a photo of… a bathroom in one of the premiere chalets on the water in Berjaya Resort. I already showed you a balcony from which you also see this jacuzzi, overlooking the surrounding clean and turquoise seawater. Surprise, surprise – we didn’t leave our residence very often…

Kolonáda Maxima Gorkého (Maxim Gorky Colonnade) in Mariánské Lázně in the Czech Republic on a sunny day.

Kolonáda Maxima Gorkého | Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic

Maxim Gorky Colonnade is the icon for the SPA building in the Region of Karlovy Vary. In fact, it’s the largest construction in Czechia! The steel structure was built in the neo-baroque style and was untouched by attacks during the Second World War. The ceilings of this building present a metaphor of humans’ desire to fly – the frescos of these are depicted in one of my other photographs from Mariánské Lázně.

Mariánské Lázně frescos on Maxim Gorky’s Colonnade.

Frescos | Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic

Every time you pass through a building that appears like no other, look up! You may discover frescos that grab your attention instantly and that will likely prompt you to want to see them again repeatedly. These newly discovered beauties were decorated on the ceiling of Maxim Gorky’s Colonnade in the Mariánské Lázně spa town in the Czech Republic.