Entries from 'architecture'

a day in Porto

During our last night in Portugal we stayed in this beautifully restored townhouse in Porto and spent the day walking through different parts of the city. The mix of old and new, decay and progress, is quite fascinating and I really liked the atmosphere there. The Dom Luis bridge is really impressive from afar and…

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a few pics from that last big trip: Singapore

here are a few photos from our stop-over in Singapore last December…. (such a long time ago, but I still wanted to put them up here. after all, this is where it all started ) I’m trying to remember what we did in what seems like a lifetime ago: – I was fascinated by the…

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in the capital of Hungary

For a long weekend in early October, we flew to Budapest and spent a couple of days in the city. We got lucky and enjoyed the clear, crisp air and blue skies while exploring parts of the city. Staying in a small bed&breakfast with a very helpful owner, we ventured to get a feel of…

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London again

I went to see my friends in London again and met their cute little babygirl for the first time. On Saturday, we hopped on a ferry and went to Greenwich, where we strolled around the parks, enjoyed the views and explored the town. From the hill, the view of the London skyline is quite impressive,…

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take me to a sleepy town

Inhambane used to be one of the most important ports along the coast and apparently was a bustling trade city once upon a time. You can still tell from some of the remaining beautiful buildings and the interesting architecture of the city (it even has a cinema!), but today it is a rather quiet, sleepy…

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between rocks and stones

We spent a day exploring Petra, the ancient holy city built in the mountains near Wadi Musa. After an early morning start, we walked through the magnificant rock formations that form the Siq and lead to the Treasury. The sight of this majestic place cast in the reddish stone wall is truly awe-inspiring. From there,…

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American Roadtrip Part 1

After visiting Niagara Falls, we rented a car and drove to Buffalo for a quick walk around the city centre. We admired some of the art-deco buildings, the massive city hall and drove along the water front. From there, we went on to Mayville and Lake Chautauqua where we spent the night at a lovely…

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walk the line

                              I really wanted to see the Highline in New York and so we went there for a walk followed by lunch at the Standard Grill. The views of the city from this perspective are just great and I love how…

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Rising Skyline

   As mentioned before, a new CBD is currently under development in Gabs. The other day I drove past and was quite impressed by all the works going on there. The architecture is mostly functional and a lot of the projects are actually being built by the Chinese, but some day in the future all…

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Impressions from Berlin

We spent a few days in wintery Berlin, and got to see a lot of different quarters while looking at different locations and meeting friends. The city is full of history, beautifully restored buildings, and lots of interesting architecture to discover, but I guess January is not really the best time to explore Berlin…pictures:1, Deutsches…

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Autumn Glory

We went to visit family in Schwerin, and took a walk around the castle grounds. It was one of these perfect, crisp autumn days full of sunshine and I really enjoyed the beautiful park and gardens. I’m glad I finally got to see Schwerin at this time of the year! So far I had only…

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Panoramas from Tuscany

1, View over Firenze2, River Arno3, Uffizi in Firenze4 +5, City of Pitigliano

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Firenze at night

When we made it to Firenze, it was already dark. We went for dinner and then took a walk down to the River Arno, and into the historic center. It was quite late at night, but the atmosphere was great and I actually preferred it a lot to the crowds during the next day.

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looking at doors

Apparently, Stonetown is quite famous for its doors as houses traditionally had very precious and beautifully carved wooden doors. Today, some of them have been restored or probably replaced, but many also remain in their original, often somewhat derelict, state. I think I actually preferred the old ones – showing signs of time and history.

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