🇲🇦 And here we are again, the city of moments, Marrakesh the land of mosaic art. Today we are inside Medersa (school) Ben Youssef, one of the oldest educational institution in Marrakech, huge and spectacular, serene, calm and relaxing, where visitors get to see one more landmark in a historic and culturally rich city of Marrakesh. Reminded me of Alhambra in Granda, Wonderful architecture with superb finishes to match. Just off one of the many narrow, winding alleys of the souks and bazaars you come across this beautiful little gem. Reaching this place was not easy, Could be a bit challenging if you try to find it on your own, not even Mr Google himself can locate this one, because it is in the medina, which is a real maze, so my advice to you is to ask one of the guys around, give a tip around ( 1€ ) and they will take you until the front door. Another thing, go early or late don’t go in the middle of the day as it’s too crowded to enjoy. The entrance was about 7€. Once inside you will start with the huge courtyard which contains all the traditional Arabic elements of detailed plasterwork, intricately carved wood, tiling and marble, upstairs there are lots of little cells where students used to study, as you can see in the capture visitors can walk one level up in the Medersa to have a view from its windows with beautifully painted engraved Arabic verses outside on the wall. Amazing architecture and incredible interior details. Stunning building. Have a moment of peace just take a seat there and enjoy the mosaic. You should visit it if you go to Marrakech. One of the most impressive Madrassas in Morocco. A must see in the city especially if you are into Moorish architecture! definitely a place to visit🤝
🇩🇪 Just 1.5 hours away from Frankfurt, there is a hidden gem, the Heidelberg city, one of the most inspiring cities in Germany, a city that will capture your heart by its charm and character. And Just about 300 feet above the city where I’m standing now, there is breath-taking Castle called “Heidelberger Schloss”, a landmark beyond measure, with a mix of architecture and styles. It comes from the fact that the castle was only partially rebuilt and the rest was left in ruins caused by old wars and lightning strikes and fires, which makes it more authentic, and makes you feel the history.
To get there, I started from the old town and climbed the stairs all the way up to the castle, heck of steep path 💪🏼! But I could have taken the funicular and avoid the hustle, but hey! Where is the fun in that! I enjoyed every step in those stairs (Because I had to rest 😆 and wonder around) and it’s there where I got inspired to capture this moment that you see here (This place you can only reach by taken the stairs)
Once you are up, you will get to enjoy the walk around and take in, from all angles the castle is a stunner. The ruins were big and impressive. Do not miss the opportunity to get in (8 EUR fee) and appreciate the style of the castle, one of the big highlight also was the pharmacy museum inside the castle, which is very interesting and unique! Also there is a huge garden around to chill and relax!
Once done with the inside, you gotta go all the way up to the other side of the castle, and enjoy the mighty view Of the Old Town and Neckar River and the “Old Bridge”, a point which overlooks the beauty of Heidelberg, A visual treat!!
Overall Heidelberg is a great place to visit. Recommend for a day trip to go and visit and for those looking to expand their cultural experience while in Europe 🤝
🇫🇷 They said when Paris catches cold Europe gets sick... a place that holds one of the most iconic monument in the planet....La Tour Eiffel!! The giraffe of the towers!!! Some say an overrated place, but it’s not!! it’s a piece of industrial arts, a place that everyone has to see at least once in their life...there are many spots in the city where you can see the tower one of the best views could be from the river Seine especially at night when it lights up in glitters, the lights twinkle for about five minutes on the top of every hour, you can even enjoy the view from the top of the tower, beware it is a very busy attraction at all the time, day and night, if you want to enjoy your visit I suggest you book ahead online. Once there you can either climb up the stairs or wait for an elevator I would, recommend the stairs to enjoy the full experience and the magnificent view of Paris
I’m not worried whether the Eiffel Tower is in your “to visit list” or not, I know it is!!! It’s just a matter of when ....Enjoy 🤝
🇨🇭 This time I took with me my little nephew, to prepare him for a future influencer role...Now let me ask a question and may be give the answer to it …
Have you ever wished for a place, where you can be free of all stresses and thoughts? Well then Lake Lucerne is your right destination to be! One of the most famous locations in Switzerland, and cleanest lakes in the world. It’s a huge gorgeous lake with a backdrop of Swiss Alps, fantastic! So stunning! So scenic! A joy to sit by its side and just take in the glorious views. And it does not end here … If you are just going for the view, a 4.5 hours Cruise on the lake is wonderful and a must do, and it will be your best highlight. Ships are beautifully maintained, and the views all around the lake are simply awesome, you will get the chance to see all the lovely homes along its bank, and its more beautiful at each turn, with many small towns and villages available to explore, just surreal, like this one we are witnessing now, this setting is spectacular, and presents a highly picturesque opportunity. A must do half day trip... Of course I won’t need to tell you that it will be really cold and you need to be geared up for that
This place will defiantly make you wanna come back! And you won’t be able to resist that…it’s a must to have in your to do list if you visit Switzerland .....🤝
🇨🇭 Blausee where once, one lost love cost a person their life, but maybe opened someone else’s heart up to a new one! The lake Blausee is one of the hidden gems of Switzerland! I was very captivated by its beauty, and the colors of the water are mesmerizing. The specific time when I was there, I would say it was a turquoise blue lake! However a person very dear to me said, that it actually depends on the sun, as it rises during the day the lake’s color appears to be more prominent as it changes its colors and reflections, and that could provide a great opportunity for some stunning images, so if you have the time, spend a few hours at the lake, try and take photographs from different points at different times of the day.
Back to the lost love in this lake! If you take a good look into my capture (right side in the middle) you will see a small bridge that looks out on to the lake. Look out for a statue of a women in the water, this has been positioned there to symbolize the legend of a young women that committed suicide in the lake after losing her love..the legend goes that she used to visit the lake every day and cry into the water from the bridge and her tears are what gave the lake it’s turquoise color. Wouldn’t this legend make you go and visit this breath-taking place? A question only you, can answer.....🤝
🇺🇸 Sedona, Sometimes you can't put words to beauty, the red soil and rocks in this area are breathtaking. First thing that might come to your mind at least came to mine, was cowboys and western movies 🤠 Getting to this place was one of the best drives I ever done in my life, a stretch that takes you along the Sedona’s majestic landscapes, this has to be one of the most beautiful stretches of road in America. The Red Rock Scenic Byway began just south of Sedona and takes you thru the Village of Oak Creek where you have the chance to stop and eat, then ends near the exit 298 to Interstate 17. Be sure to stop at the Red Rock Ranger Station Visitor Center on your way in for maps and lots of great information on what to see and do. Drive there before sunset when the lighting is more than wonderful to clearly see the formation of all the rocks around. And, if you're driving, watch the road...it's curvy, speed limit is 25, and the roundabouts might drive you a bit crazy but then how do we enjoy this eye popping scenery if we don’t drive slowly
Sedona should be on everyone’s bucket list, truly a sight to behold....🤝
🇺🇸 Hello from the bottom of the earth in North America, Badwater basin, One stop amongst 4 in Death Valley, 855m below the sea level, something that I have never experienced. The walk on salt flats was unique, and the cracks sound while stepping on the salt was so satisfying and I could not resist the jump 🙃 I planned my visit in a way to reach this place around dusk, because it’s extremely warm during the day, even at this point of time it was 35 degrees Celsius. To reach this place, there is a boardwalk that takes you onto the salt flats, the walk is about 20 minutes from the parking area, It is worth it to truly see and appreciate this scenery view. The whole thing looked very surreal and white, amazing experience!! The Death Valley National Park is huge. If you plan to drive through the National Park, it is advisable to fill up the gas tank, and have the necessary water you need
This is a unique location and a must-go visit, do not miss it while visiting California…🤝
🇬🇷 Just a 2 very enjoyable hours ferry ride, that took me to travel from Athens to Andros! An island that is host to some amazing nature and landscapes and beautiful beaches with a scenic views. A nice choice for a trip nearby Athens and very comfortable to drive, not many tourists, excellent to explore and have adventures. Not to mention its one of the most wonderful places to hike, routes are a good length and moderately challenging, locals have created a map showing well marked trails across the whole island, a fantastic initiative which deserves wide support. The springs, trees, stone bridges, stone boundary walls and stone paths are of great beauty. However there is a hidden gem in the island, which is the lighthouse (Faro tourlitis ), as shown on my capture, this was one of my best dangerous adventure I ever had!! To get there you have to be really careful and a little bit fit 😬🏊♂️, I started with a 2 hours hike from Mentites springs, taking the path 1/1b to Chora, once i reached the Chora beach, from this spot you are on your own!! i climbed up a small bridge ( Careful this bridge has no safety measures ) then climbed down the big rock to reach other side of the beach, after I had to swim like 15 min to get to the lighthouse, going was easy, the current was in my favor. Once you are in the light house, you can climb up the stairs, and have you best view of the Island. On my way back the current was not in my favor, so I struggled a lot, knowing I had done that 2 hours hike and so on, and that’s the reason why the locals don’t recommend swimming to the light house, so be aware of the wind and the current before engaging in this little adventure! And better to have someone with you, in case of emergency 🚨 Otherwise it’s a story to tell and a moment to capture!!
Andros will always remain in my heart. A stunning island highly recommend for your summer holidays…🤝
In case you are wondering, this kind of capture can be done with a #gopro
and a #dome
🇬🇷 ...This is from where Europe started…The Acropolis, perhaps the most iconic image of Western Civilization and the beating heart of Athens, a true wonder of the ancient world, you will be brought 1000 years back through the history. After viewing plenty archaeological sites in Greece, I must say this is the great one for its size, location and history, It has more than one structures. However, there are lots of people and of course it is a popular one, to avoid lining up for tickets, you have to go at least half hour before it opens at 8:00 am. Try to go on a cooler day and make sure you have lots of water, wear your best walking shoes, you will be walking on uneven foot-polished marble, Bring a hat 🧢 and wear sunscreen. It’s an incredible scenery and there’s plenty to see, so start at the highest point and work your way down. And maybe most importantly, study up before you go, I myself did a small mistake, I have visited the Acropolis then I went to the museum, I would highly recommend you to do the opposite, so that you can really appreciate the experience, i know we all hate homework, but this one is worth it!!! To see the whole place properly would take about 2-3 hours, and don’t forget The Acropolis dominates the Athens skyline, so you can have a panoramic view of the whole Athens
It certainly a must see, so don’t miss it when you are visiting Athens…🤝
🇸🇮 Slovenia a land of fairytales and natural beauty. Situated between the Alps and the Mediterranean, in the heart of Europe, Slovenia offers a vast diversity of nature. With that said today we stand in the middle of Vintgar Gorge, a stunning place, very easy walk with amazing view from the beginning to the end, It reminded me El Caminito del ray in Andalucia (Spain), only difference this one might be a bit easier for everybody to walk along with occasional bridges. In this very spot you can find towards the end of a 1.6km walk, a splendid beautiful waterfall! Other thing have notice also, is that the Slovenian people certainly do know how to appreciate nature (lots of Slovenian people do this walk as well as tourists). There is a small entrance fee (5eur) with free parking, but it does get crowded, so get there early to enjoy clean captures and avoid crowds. This is definitely a hidden gem, so don’t miss it …🤝
🇳🇴 Summer is officially here and we are kicking it off from Oslo, a city that has become a capital of contemporary architecture, recent years have seen the addition of modern landmarks by world class Architects and Artists, like this magnificent piece of art you see in middle of the harbor the “She lies”, a puzzling beautiful sculptor made of stainless steel and glass, it moves under the influence of the wind and the sea. It is worth to see it in different times of the day as it reflects the light very nicely. Yet nobody knows the real meaning of the name or even what it represents, It keeps you wondering the meaning of this piece of art, and I think that’s the purpose of art, however I asked some local around, and they all had different opinions, which could be summarized in these main meanings, Some say it represents an iceberg, some others say a sinking ship!! Some even merged both interpretation into a ship that is sinking after hitting an iceberg. It is however true, As you view it from different locations, the impression changes!! But the one interpretation that struck me more, is that it represents an iceberg that ended up here due to the global warming impact to raise our awareness and grab our attention about the true danger of global warming!! I personally find this interpretation more appealing. But why call it “She lies”…..
What’s more, “She lies” its location is privileged with modern house of Opera, which I will be covering on my next post. Im just still trying to figure out, how do I take the best capture of it….
Whatever it is, She lies is a symbol of Oslo and it catches your attention. Our opinion may alter as we take it from a different angles. Perhaps a point of debate as to which works best, is it a sinking ship or an iceberg … It certainly captures the photographers interest! Don’t miss it when you are visiting Oslo…🤝
🇬🇧 🏴 Edinburgh, the inspiring, buzzing, historical and old fashioned city. Also called the Athens of the north. Today we are standing infront of one of the citiy’s landmarks, a pretty cool looking monument that was supposed to resemble the Greek Parthenon, alas left unfinished. However this spot, which is Nearly 20 mins from the city center, a fair climb but the views of the city and beyond make it well worth it, it provides a nearly 360 degree view around, from the Pentland Hills to the south, Firth of Forth and Fife to the north, North Berwick Law to the east, and Edinburgh Castle and the city centre to the west, highly recommend visiting Calton Hill and seeing this monument up close
❗️Obviously the location means it's a bit of a tourist magnet, so the best time to visit tends to be weekdays early mornings 🤝