Seville Cathedral in Spain

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Living The Q Life

When visiting Seville in Spain, the Catredal de Santa Maria de la Sede, better known as the Seville Cathedral, will certainly be one of the top locations on your itinerary. It is certainly a beautiful, gothic cathedral and is one of the largest churches in the world. Just walking around and through the church is certainly worth spending an hour or two at the cathedral, but going to the top of the Giralda, or bell tower, should absolutely be part of your visit. The views of the city of Seville from the cathedral’s bell tower are absolutely stunning.

IMGP3775 Impressive Size of the Cathedral

DSC02566 View of the Guadalquivir River

DSC02560 Organ Pipes

IMGP3778 Over Looking the Alcázar Palace

IMGP3780 The Giraldi or Bell Tower

As you approach the cathedral, you will likely be approached by gypsy women offering you bundles of herbs or flowers. If you accept them, you will immediately be expected to…

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Fire Island Lighthouse

fire island lighthouse, kismet, photography, travel

The Humble Fabulist

130 steps and a narrow staircase. Fortunately, there are several landings in-between, where we can pretend we stopped to check the view, catch our breaths and continue climbing. We can also learn some fun facts about the lighthouse.

Step 26, first window landing, all’s well.
We read: The lighthouse was constructed from the inside out. The stair treads and centre posts acted as internal scaffolding. As the walls rose in height, additional stair treads and centre posts were added. The construction rate was about 1 foot/day and was completed within one year. The total cost was $40,000 including the lens, about $1.14 million in today’s dollars.

Its iconic tapered shape is most likely based on John Smeaton’s stone lighthouse of 1759 at Eddystone Rocks, just south of Plymouth, England. Smeaton was the first self-proclaimed “civil engineer” and also the first to consider the problem of constructing a lighthouse at sea…

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Versailles Ventures.

Architecture, Art, europe, Paris, Travel, versailles

J. Journeys

A short bike ride to Saint Lazare station showed me that it was going to be a beautiful day despite the weather I had been watching with dread for a week. Half an hour later found myself in Versailles. Though I had plans to explore the town and head to palace grounds before the Chateau, it seemed I was just too excited and shot straight for the palace grounds on my bike.

The vast land was bewitching, stories of times past, my imagination running wild. Before I realised, I was in the palace gardens, getting blissfully carried away shooting footage on my GoPro in the beautiful weather in that stunning place. Suddenly I was met by a very grouchy glare from a security guard. Oops! I quickly jumped off my bike apologetically. ‘Pardonne moi’ I muttered as I cheekily didn’t delete the footage and wheeled away quickly.

It was time…

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The Calmness in Chiemsee

Chiemsee, Germany, Photography, Portfolio, Summer, Travel

Shutter Blot

In the same weekend as the first visit in Munich, we had the chance to exit the city and travel via S-band to Bavaria countryside – Prien am Chiemsee. The lake views are extremely relaxing and a perfect place to visit when one needs to unwinde and restore the love for nature with completely chill walks.

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