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.
Milan Cathedral is an amazing example of Italian architecture. This great Gothic example took almost 6 century to complete. More than 80 architects and lead engineers invested their talent into this creation. Nowadays, it requires constant maintenance and restoration. Do you know that you can adopt one of its 135 gargoyles to contribute to the restoration fund?
Spring is here. It’s great to notice people enjoying the outsides again in New York City. We stopped running from one warm place to another warm destination, we finally started to walk, to seat outside in the restaurants and cafe. I had my wonderful photo walk yesterday so today I am happy to present you with some results.