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Posts tagged “Travel and Tourism

Gaudí’s Moderistá Architecture, Barcelona

 

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Sagrada Família Basilica, built 1882-present

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The Crossing

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Baldachin and Crucifix over the high altar

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Details of the Passion Facade, which was designed to convey Jesus’ suffering

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 Casa Batlló, built 1877 and redesigned by Gaudi in 1904

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Casa Milà (La Pedrera) built 1906-1912

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Circus Knie, Sechseläutenplatz, Zurich, Switzerland

 

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Tertianum Residenz Zollikerberg, Canton Zurich, Switzerland

Tertianum Residenz Zollikerberg


Boats on the Limmat, Zürich

Birds-eye view of boats on the Limmat near the Zürisee.

 

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Beautiful Zürich, Switzerland

Birds-eye view of the Landiwiese on Lake Zürich

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Namibian 4 x 4

Kalahari Ferrari

Namibia, Southern Africa – 2017

Spring of 2017 found my family heading off on an epic bucket-list journey through the wilds of Namibia in southern Africa. Traveling with Southern Cross Safaris, we planned to spend two weeks on backcountry safari, sleeping in tents and utilizing their custom-built “Unimog” off-road vehicle to penetrate deeper into the  bush then normally travelled. What follows is a few (lots) of my favorite images from the trip, which were whittled down from the more than 3000 images I captured. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

We start with a shot of a Namibian donkey cart, or Kalahari Ferrari, the quintessential Namibian 4×4 form of transportation seen throughout southern Africa. These fellas bid adieu to us as we left the paved roads a little over an hour into the trip, and for the better part of the next two weeks.

 


Hjo Harbor Lighthouse, Sweden

Hjo Harbor Lighthouse

Long exposure shot of one of my favorite photo targets, Hjo Harbor Lighthouse on Sweden’s second largest lake, Lake Vättern. Click on photo to enlarge.


Grossmünster Church, Zürich.

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The Grossmünster church is a Romanesque-style Protestant church dating back to the 12th century. The twin towers of the Grossmünster are considered two of Zürich’s most recognized landmarks. Construction began around 1100 and the church was inaugurated around 1220. According to legend, the Grossmünster was founded by Charlemagne, whose horse fell to its knees over the tombs of Felix and Regula, Zürich’s two patron saints. Charlemagne thus had a church built as a monastery on the spot.

This long exposure shot (~2 min) of the church looks across the Münsterbrücke, a pedestrian and road bridge dating back to 1836 which spans the Limmat river.

 

 

 


Mist and Trees at Dusk

Mist and Trees

Zumikon, Canton Zürich, Switzerland


Water Breathing Dragons in Zürich

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Details of the Swiss sculptor Richard Kissling statue created in 1889 in honor of Alfred Escher, a renowned Zurich politician and entrepreneur.