Having lived in Lisbon, Portugal for a couple of months I still missed out on some things. Revisiting the city in October of this year gave me the chance to catch up on these experiences. High on my bucket list was a visit of the ruins of the Convento Di Carmo, a former Catholic convent, which was destroyed in the infamous earthquake of 1755 leaving it in a state of decay for the next centuries. Today it’s open for visitors and offers a fascinating perspectives on Gothic architecture and evanescence.
A day before Christmas I would like to share with you some impressions from snow covered Switzerland, or alternatively also called “Winter Wonderland” in this time of the year.
Merry Christmas to you and your families! Feliz Navidad! Frohe Weihnachten! Buon Natale! Wesołych Świąt!
Sometimes there is a certain light accompanied by a mood you associate with a city or a place. Speaking for myself that is certainly true with Lisbon, Portugal. At dusk the earthy tones of the city turn into warm yellowy and orange colours. There is no better place to enjoy the sunset though than at the banks of the river Tejo with a view at Belém on one side and the glorious bridge of the 25 de Abril on the other, watching sailing boats disappear into the Atlantic Ocean.
This one is the last and final part of my series’ about travelling the country of Bosnia i Hercegovina in the heart of the Balkans. It is an interesting and still conflicted country, the remnants of the wars can still be seen and Bosnia remains divided. At the same time it is an immensely beautiful country with a stunning nature and rich history full of helpful and friendly people. And it is (as for now) a relatively cheap travel destination, very much recommandable to backpackers. The pictures below were shot in Mostar and Sarajevo.
This is the second series about my revisit of the capital of Portugal, Lisboa in October 2017. You’ll find the introduction right here.
In the last several series’ about Mostar I focussed on the war thorn past of the city. While the past conflicts are still vivid and can by seen when wandering the streets one should not dismiss the long history of Mostar as an Ottoman town. The historic buildings are situated in a scenic way alongside the river with the well known bridge of Mostar, which was rebuilt after the war entirely, marking the center. It’s also the place where the well known tradition of bridge jumping takes place. There are several beautiful mosques, paying tribute to the Islamic belief still followed by the people living in this part of the town. Walking the old town of Mostar truly feels like a journey in time.