Interior

Al Zubarah Fort in Qatar with Qatari man

Al Zubarah Fort | Qatar

Al Zubarah Fort is located in the ancient city of Al Zubara, whose history is closely linked to pearl fishing in this area of Qatar.

Souq Waqif traditional market - Doha; Qatar

Souq Waqif – Doha | Qatar

If you visit Doha, there’s no chance you won’t see the new West Bay city center. Keep in mind, however, that the “real Qatar” is

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.

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”.

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, Chalet on water – bedroom view.

Berjaya Resort – Bedroom View From Chalet On Water | Langkawi, Malaysia

Can you imagine waking up every morning and enjoying this view? The stay in Berjaya Langkawi Resort passed by very quickly. Almost every year that we make our return home, we are reminded of our stay and we miss it dearly. But – we never really know, it may be that one day we take this route again and enjoy this destination.

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.

Interior Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ with modern frescos, Podgorica in Montenegro.

Interior Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ | Podgorica, Montenegro

When I entered this Cathedral, I expected golden paintings so commonly seen in old Orthodox churches. My expectations though were only slightly correct… To my own surprise, in one of the paintings, I saw illustrations of Marx, Engels, and Tito… rotting in hell. When I saw it, all the puzzles started to fit in place – I was surrounded by paintings of relatively “modern” people who had a great deal of influence on politics and history of Montenegro.

This is a wooden figurine of a small dragon, found in the ancient St. Pierre Cathedral in Geneva.

St. Pierre Cathedral and the Dragon – unrevealed secret | Geneva, Switzerland

This little dragon we saw when we were visiting the St. Pierre Cathedral in Geneva. Now, this is something I definitely don’t do often – taking photos of miniature elements, instead of panoramic views or capturing large-scale images. However, as soon as I saw this wooden figurine of a small dragon, I thought it’s an interesting object for a photo.

Picture from Athens Greece, showing the impressive symmetry of the atrium at the Zappeion Exhibition Hall.

Zappeion Hall – the atrium | Athens, Greece

This magnificent building is located in the heart of the capital of Greece, surrounded by the National Gardens of Athens. While researching the places to photograph I found a picture of Hall in Zappeion and I couldn’t resist visiting this place as one of the first things to do during this cloudy day in the capital of Greece. The central atrium you see on the photo is of 984 square meters. It has been build on two levels – an Ionic colonnade on the ground floor and pillars on the upper one.

Aljaferia Palace Saragossa, Spain with unique architecture and different styles

Aljaferia Palace | Zaragoza, Spain

The palace is built on foundation walls of a tower house, which dates back to the Moorish Kingdom in the 9th century. The original building has been expanded and altered many times since its establishment during the Taifa Kingdom in 1065. Especially after the recapture by the catholic kings in 1118 its design was remarkably influenced by the immigrating Muslims and their renowned Mudejar style.

German Chancellor Bungalow in Bonn

Chancellor’s Bungalow – Main Room | Bonn, Germany

Now this is how it looked like, the room of power and the heart of the German Government for 35 years until 1999. This is where the Chancellors like Willy Brandt, Helmut Schmidt, and Helmut Kohl lived and received international guests. It’s not hard to imagine the powerful people of politics sitting down in the lounge chairs discussing the fate of their people, is it?

The sculpture “Mother with her Dead Son” of the New Guardhouse in Berlin

New Guardhouse | Berlin, Germany

The sculpture “Mother with her Dead Son” is the central element of the New Guardhouse (Neue Wache) near the Museum Island in Berlin. Since 1993, the New Guardhouse is Germany’s central memorial for the victims of war and dictatorship.

New Metro Station "Brandenburger Tor" in Berlin. The entrance to the station and its escalator.

Alles Neu | Berlin, Germany

As you may have heard, Berlin is an eternal construction site. Even better when something is finally declared open as it was with the new metro station Brandenburger Tor. Up to this point, there are only 3 stations of the new metro line U55 opened. As for the design of the new stations I was very positively surprised and am curious of the other stations that should be finished within the next ten years.