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Sun and Mist (Niagara Falls)

Sunny Day at Niagara Falls

 

 

Horse Shoe

 

Water Fall

 


Street Sculptures – Minsk


Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountian

The name ‘Trevi’ means ‘three-ways’ and is said to refer to the junction of three roads on Piazza dei Cruciferi. There was also a famous Goddess named Trivia. She protected the streets of Rome and had three heads so she could see everything going on around her.  She would always stand on the corners where three streets met.

The Greek sea God Oceanus

 

The triton and the horse

 

Piazza di Trevi


Triton Fountain

Fountain in Rome

Triton Fountain


Tunnel Gianicolo, Rome

Walking around Rome

Tunnel Gianicolo, Rome


Florence at Night

 

View from Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
Amazing view from Piazzale Michelangelo. The most remarkable attractions of the city Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Cathedral and Basilica di Santa Croce dominate on a city scape at night-time.


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Montparnasse Tower

Paris view from Montparnasse Tower


Pyramid

Moon Light Pyramid, Louvre

Glass Pyramid of Louvre


Le Grand Colbert


While being in Paris the restaurant Le Grand Colbert was chosen for the fortieth anniversary lunch. It is located on a quiet small street Rue Vivienne right behind Palais-Royal. To avoid crowd we decided to come there a little bit later than regular lunch hours. What a surprise was waiting for us? The entrance door did not have a handle to come in. I tried to knock, and then made a signs through the window to waitress to open the door, but no reaction followed. We were about to leave with a huge frustration. Suddenly the car stopped in front of an entrance and a young man with a bouquet of flowers came to the door. Somebody from inside opened the door for him. I asked this person if they are opened and work and had the positive answer. Then I told him they are in trouble because there is no handle that means no customers. 🙂 He was really surprised, apologized and invited us inside. From this point the rest of visit was amazing.
The restaurant is really inviting and homey. Soft light, comfortable couches and chairs, and nice staff made environment friendly and cozy. But the real pleasure came with wine and meals. Food was delicious. Desert impressed us totally. The restaurant is not pricy at all – reasonable money for the delicious food.
Now I understand why the movie “Something’s Gotta Give” used to make one scene in here.

 


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Rain in the City

Rainy day in Paris


Sainte-Chapelle


It was quiet Sunday morning in Sainte-Chapelle. The beautiful Gothic style chapel right in the middle of the island on Seine river (Île de la Cité) opened its door for the numerous visitors to enjoy the beauty and spiritual atmosphere of this holy place. The light inside was not so bright and colorful because of the cloudy day. However huge stained windows and rosettes created miracle feeling.


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Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris


Sweet November in Paris

Plane tree leaf

The beginning of November in Paris this year is awesome. Warm and sunny days were much appreciated by local people and tourists. It does not look like there is a slow season in Paris. Although November is the last autumn month there are plenty of tourists in the city. Anyway, Paris is beautiful in any season and you can enjoy walking around lovely attractions, beautiful streets full of shops, cafe, restaurants, souvenir boutiques and many other interesting places. It is for sure Moveable Feast as it was said long time ago by Ernest Hemingway.


Agawa Canyon Water Falls

BRIDAL VAIL FALLS

 

 

BLACK BEAVER FALLS

Black Beaver Falls

 

SOUTH BLACK BEAVER FALLS


Agawa Canyon


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Agawa Canyon Train

Agawa Canyon Tour


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Contemplation

In the mirror


Foggy Morning


What is real?

Cafe Zurich

In the Mirror…

People of Barcelona

…and beyond


Cathedral of Barcelona

13th Century Building

Catedral de Barcelona


Rain, Morning, Streets…

Carrer de la Vidrieria after the Rain

Carrer de la Vidrieria after the Rain

Rain in early morning in October in Barcelona

Carrer l’Almirall Cervera

Rainy Morning in Barcelona

Rainy Morning in Barcelona

Carrer de Sant Jacint

Carrer de Sant Jacint

Green and Yellow leaves. Rain in the city of Barcelona

Green and Yellow leaves. Rain in the city of Barcelona


Sagrada Familia – Church of Light and Air

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Nonreligious people generally perceive all the temples, cathedrals and churches as of memorial to architecture and fine arts. Most of them are really a treasure of world architecture. Basically they were created by certain canons, although each of these structures have a unique recognizable “face”. Who, for example, does not know the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, or St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the famous Cologne Cathedral, the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican and other outstanding architectural monuments?! However, getting into the twilight of one of them, most of the people feel themselves as a grain of sand, the bearer of sin and eternal debtor to the whole earthly life. The only hope and symbol of the future happy life is the light in the high arches of the cathedral.

The brilliant creation of an outstanding artist Antonio GaudiSagrada Familia in Barcelona, leaves in the visitor’s mind and soul absolutely different feeling. The church is permeated with light and filled with air. The sun’s rays, penetrated through the huge stained windows and rosettes, play the colourful game of light and shades on the numerous interior details. While Sun goes around the church during the day the picture appears in different guises. All this play of light creates the sensation of flight. Life is going on here and now, and we should be happy now, without waiting for a future that may never come.

Sagrada Familia is a hymn to Human in his unity with God!

 


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Lonely Sail in the Blue Faraway

Sail


Karlsruhe Zoo

Karlsrue Zoo TulipsApril in Karlsruhe, Germany was sunny, warm and enjoyable. After the winter cold and long sleep nature woke up and scattered the kaleidoscope of colours. In Zoo animals came out from their cages and celebrated Spring. The only one who missed Winter was the Polar Bear.