Did you know that the architect who began the construction of the D. Luis Bridge was Gustav Eiffel? The same architect that constructed the Eiffel Tower. The interesting thing however, is that he didn’t actually finish this task. It was his apprentice, Theophile Seyrig who completed the construction.
Minus 23°C…. It was this cold for almost a week and then – the river stopped moving entirely! And now, Vilnius was calmer again – the ice bumping sounds now disappearing into itself. It was a weird feeling to stand up there on the hill of Vilnius Castle and suddenly enjoying complete silence.
The best time to see London City is just before the sun rises over this famous capital. It was such an unforgettable experience; waking up at 3am and wandering around several empty streets, that usually bustle with residents during daytime working hours. You could walk, breathe with ease and wait with excitement to enjoy the sun coming over the Tower Bridge.
During the Bronze Age, there were already settlements in this western region of Czechia, where Karlovy Vary is now situated. Now in our modern times, Karlovy Vary is the ultimate and largest Czechia SPA town. It is historically famous for possessing 13 hot springs and 300 smaller springs; you can see them on almost every step while walking through the town centre.
This is a photo that displays The Millennium Bridge and the centre of Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. Does it not look more like a landscape photo, rather than a typical cityscape picture? You bet! The capital of Montenegro reaches a total of just 200,000 people; a stark comparison to Berlin with its 3.5 million inhabitants. So far, it is the smallest European capital that we have visited, which is quite a change for us.
On this photograph I took, I captured a path showing The El Pilar Basilica-Cathedral with The Ebro River in front (and yes, the results brought muddy shoes yet again). When I went under the bridge to head direction to spot the blue hour, I thought that this composition of the bridge, with the warm reflections of the setting sun and the Cathedral in the background created a truly unique view.
The full name of this structure is The Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar and in Spanish – Catedral-Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar. The façade which you see was built between 1681 and 1872 in Baroque style. When I looked at the lights warmly enlightening this building and the decorative couples, I had a rather One Thousand and One Night Tales moment in my mind, rather than the European Baroque Church.
I wasn’t surprised to learn that the central area of Budapest that is situated along the Danube River is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. There are many remarkable buildings there, such as the Hungarian Parliament (you can see it, glittering on the picture) or the Fisherman’s Bastion. Another golden point which you can see in this photo is Saint Stephen Basilica.
The Government District in Berlin, Germany on a rainy evening. I love the strict lines and the very modern and contemporary architectural style. The rain didn’t ruin the picture, instead it added depth to it.
The Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, also known as BFM in Geneva, is a building, which immediately put me under its spell. During an evening stroll through the second largest city in Switzerland the sumptuous illuminated building in the middle of the river Rhône caught my photographic eye in a heartbeat. The BFM was originally constructed between 1883 and 1892 as a hydroelectric power plant and was used as such until 1960.