The sophisticated islamic architecture of Yazd Grand Mosque – Photo gallery

November 25, 2014
Iran

In my previous post, I mentioned the sophisticated decorations of Yazd Grand Mosque, delicate yet sharp geometric shapes also used as patterns for local carpets, so here, after a brief introduction, I’m posting a photo gallery in the hope to reproduce some of the beauty you can enjoy at the mosque itself. Iranian mosques are always finely decorated, and Yazd’s Jame Mosque (Jame as the place for Friday prayers as opposed to …Read the Rest

Catching the wind in Yazd, where the Zoroastrian fire still burns

Catching the wind in Yazd, where the Zoroastrian fire still burns
November 19, 2014
Iran

Sand and blue pastel hues, a clutter of low-rising sandstone buildings that during the dry summer give some break from …Read the Rest

Romance in Shiraz with the blessing of Hafez and Saadi

Romance in Shiraz with the blessing of Hafez and Saadi
October 25, 2014
Iran

“My beloved is brighter than the sun, Put in the heavens, my only one. Placed the hearts upon the earth …Read the Rest

Colors of Persia, culture of Iran

Colors of Persia, culture of Iran
October 15, 2014
Iran

The culture of legendary Persia and modern Iran seen through the colors of their art, architecture and traditions. Press play …Read the Rest

Finland, where your leisure time is outdoors

Finland, where your leisure time is outdoors
October 10, 2014
Europe

It might come as a surprise, especially because we are talking a country of the deep North where temperatures are …Read the Rest

Rural Finland, images from traditional village Vuolenkoski

Rural Finland, images from traditional village Vuolenkoski
September 29, 2014
Europe

Between an outdoor adventure and the other, alternated with the very much sought after sauna evenings, during my recent trip …Read the Rest

Finnish sauna, the charm of an ancient Scandinavian tradition

Finnish sauna, the charm of an ancient Scandinavian tradition
September 23, 2014
Europe

The leitmotif of my recent trip to Finland, between a kayaking session and a hiking adventure, has always been one …Read the Rest

Hiking around Sammalisto Lake and experiencing Finland’s woodland

Hiking around Sammalisto Lake and experiencing Finland’s woodland
September 11, 2014
Europe

After our adventure around Päijänne Lake, we headed to the highly densely forested area blessed by Sammalisto and Lapakisto Lakes lapping its shores, …Read the Rest

First time kayaking? In Finland’s second largest lake!

First time kayaking? In Finland’s second largest lake!
September 6, 2014
Europe

As anticipated in my previous post, I just got back from a great 4-day trip to Finland where I had the …Read the Rest

Nature and fairy tales, dreaming of Finland

Nature and fairy tales, dreaming of Finland
August 25, 2014
Europe

While I’ve always spent my school holidays on the beach (clear legacy of my Sardinian origins), recently I’ve been finding myself …Read the Rest

Stepping back in medieval Europe between Brasov and Rasnov

Stepping back in medieval Europe between Brasov and Rasnov
August 16, 2014
Europe

After enjoying the beauty of, and soaking in, the clean nature of the Prahova Valley, the following stop of our …Read the Rest

Photo Gallery – Beauty and luxury at the eerie Peles Castle

Photo Gallery – Beauty and luxury at the eerie Peles Castle
August 12, 2014
Europe

As promised in my previous post, here I’m publishing a photo gallery of beautiful Peles Castle, one of the main …Read the Rest

Soaking in nature, royalty and spirituality in Romania’s Prahova county

Soaking in nature, royalty and spirituality in Romania’s Prahova county
August 10, 2014
Europe

Picture yourself wandering around half-empty roads framed by slightly gothic with medieval features houses somehow resembling to gnomes’ residences and where …Read the Rest

Colors and tradition, a photo journey around Dimitrie Ghica Park in Sinaia

Colors and tradition, a photo journey around Dimitrie Ghica Park in Sinaia
August 5, 2014
Romania

After devoting a post to Sinaia’s pretty architecture, I thought it was only fair to show you also its green part, …Read the Rest

The typical architecture of charming Sinaia

The typical architecture of charming Sinaia
July 29, 2014
Europe

The first stop of my recent (and almost finished) Romania trip was the lovely town of Sinaia, nestled in the Prahova …Read the Rest

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