This is a must to visit part of Panama City. Enjoy.
The French Quarter of Panama City is a very exciting place for a photographer. Every angle you look, you see something unique and interesting the old architecture, shadows in the empty buildings, people on streets, small shops. It worths a visit, and, oh, yes, I couldn’t forget the passion fruit gelato – that was just awesome!
Now, it’s just impossible to believe that the Eiffel Tower was meant to be a temporary structure. Being an iconic architectural site in France, the Eiffel Tower is one of the greatest examples of engineering and design success. Just look at all those aesthetically pleasing lines and arches. I love the appearance of the tower in whole, but can admire the detailing as well. All those supporting structures were so beautifully thought through. All those long and short beams create incredible rhythms that I just hear music as I look into the wonderful construction.
The Papal Basilica in Vatican City brought the mixture of thoughts and feelings in me. The place is grand and overwhelming, and I simply couldn’t embrace all the volume of the church neither with my eye, nor with my soul. At the times I feel lost, my instincts telling me to focus on smaller things, and somehow it calms me down. I start my travel in the big space with more confidence. In these images I try to convey the idea of being satisfied with the smaller elements, to enjoy their presence instead of trying taking all of that magnificence in at once.
I’ve been in Vatican two times. These pictures were taken a few years ago. I liked that visit more than first for a simple reason: fewer people! It was raining all day long, at times cats and dogs, so it eliminated a big percent of the wanderers from Saint Peter’s Square and from the Vatican museums as well. I was soaking wet constantly covering my camera and lenses from getting extra moisture on them, sometimes not able to take any pictures, but I couldn’t close my eyes on the beauty and richness around me.
Oh yes, I did visit the most famous historical and architectural sites of Rome and I did enjoy embracing the idea that I am now closer to the human history as well as all those millions of tourists in Rome. However I was looking for something else, so something extra, for something special-only for me. I was searching for the elements what connect me to the city, and I think I succeed in it finding those things that might be insignificant for others but really important for me: I noticed the textures of the ancient walls and stone roads, I followed the Roman skylines, I loved the juxtapositions of ancient elements and modern life invasions. That what makes me “dig” the places I travel to.