Helsinki, Finland - Illuminated Cathedral on Senate Square in the Dead of Night
23 Feb 2017 Helsinki #02

Illuminated Helsinki Cathedral in the Dead of Night, Finland

Helsinki Cathedral is probably the most prominent landmark in the Finnish capital. It was designed in the neoclassical style by the German architect Carl Ludvig Engel and built between 1830 and 1852. When you’re in Helsinki, it is very hard to miss the cathedral because it really dominates the cityscape. It is located on Senate Square, which is in the city centre and not far from the ferry port. […]

Bled Island with the Church of the Assumption of Mary, Slovenia
30 Jan 2017 Bled #03

Bled Island with the Church of the Assumption of Mary, Slovenia

Slovenia is not a big country. As a matter of fact, it is a relatively small country and by area it’s 150th country in the world. It may be small, but it is very picturesque nevertheless. […]

Church Steeples, Friesach, Austria. Friesach is small medieval town near Klagenfurt in Carinthia, Austria .
18 Jan 2017 Friesach #01

Church Steeples in Friesach, Austria

Friesach is a very beautiful, small medieval town in the Austrian state of Carinthia. I arrived there in late afternoon and the plan was to take evening panoramas of the town from a nearby hill. […]

The skyline of the Maltese capital Valletta at sunrise
25 Nov 2016 Malta #01

The Skyline of Valletta at the Break of Dawn

When I was a little kid I saw a postcard from Malta. Back then I was a small boy living behind the iron curtain and this postcard kind of fascinated me, as I was pretty good in geography but I didn’t know much about the mysterious place named Malta. Where exactly is this place? I had to look it up in an encyclopedia.

Madrid Skyline with the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace, Spain
23 Nov 2016 Madrid #02

Madrid Skyline with the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace, Spain

This view of the Madrid skyline shows the Almudena Cathedral (the full Spanish name is Santa María la Real de La Almudena) and on the left you also recognize a fragment of the Royal Palace (in Spanish: Palacio Real de Madrid). April can be quite rainy in Madrid and it rained often during my stay there. […]