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Qatar - World Cup 2022; FIFA 2022

Qatar – World Cup 2022

The countdown has already started! The FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar this year. It will be the first FIFA championship in an

Sun Voyager, sculpture by Jón Gunnar at Sæbraut in Reykjavík, Iceland

Sun Voyager in Reykjavík | Iceland

Sun Voyager is located near Sæbraut road in Reykjavík. This sculpture was commissioned to commemorate 200 years of the Icelandic capital. The project itself was

Street art by Bordalo II in Lisbon, Portugal.

Street art | Lisbon, Portugal

This bee by Bordalo II is not difficult to find. There are more of these sculptures with various other animals in Lisbon and some are more challenging to find. If you’re a street art lover, I can only recommend that you wander around Lisbon to find more of these beauties.

Cristo Rei (Statue of Jesus Christ the King) in Almada opposite to Lisbon, Portugal.

Cristo Rei in Almada | Lisbon, Portugal

This photo was literally taken from our kitchen window. We were staying in one of the Airbnb’s in Bairo Alto, which gave us a clear view of the Tagus River, 25 Abril Bridge and the Statue of Christ the King located on the opposite shores and Almada.

Vilnius winter photo of The Church of St Anne; Lithuania.

Church of St Anne | Vilnius, Lithuania

The Church of St Anne is famous for its representation of a flamboyant and brick gothic architectural style in Lithuania. What was fascinating was that the exterior of the church had remained almost unchanged since the 15th century, when it was erected. Thanks to St Anne Church, the old town of Vilnius can potentially be signed to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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.

Vladimir Vysotsky Monument with Millennium Bridge in the background in Podgorica, Montenegro.

Vladimir Vysotsky Monument | Podgorica, Montenegro

It seems that this country loved this artist – as his statue is one of the very few in the capital Podgorica. The shiny posture of the singer stands out on the yellow ground of the park along the river. With The Millennium Bridge in the background, it was an excellent composition for a photograph.

Cervantes monument rear side, in the middle of Plaza de España Madrid.

Spanish Literature Monument at Plaza de España | Madrid, Spain

I could not leave the Plaza de España without taking this photograph. The fountain at the feet of the sculptures was enlightened in gold which strongly contrasted the late evening along with the black night sky in Madrid. This contrast of colours and significance behind the postures creates a unique impression of what impacted the worldwide literature of the art of Cervantes.

Cervantes monument with Don Quixote and Sancho Penza in the Plaza de España in Madrid during the night.

Cervantes monument in the Plaza de España | Madrid, Spain

This monument was built in the middle of Plaza de España, in the centre of Madrid on one side of the Gran Via. During the day and in the early evening, this area was crowded with tourists. In the late evening though, more locals would be passing by, so the square would be considerably quiet – perfect for shooting photos and viewing the Statue of Cervantes at a closer distance.

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.

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.