Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – Sofia

One of the main destinations for tourists in Sofia, Bulgaria is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral … dsc_2216

It is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox Cathedrals in the world….

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Built between 1882 and 1912, it stands as one of the primary symbols of the citydsc_2464dsc_2225

A must see on your visit to Sofia..

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Sofia International Airport

Sofia International Airport in Sofia, Bulgaria…

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New and modern…clean.. and virtually deserted when we arrived..

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Strange to me that people haven’t yet really discovered this city full of history and, amazingly, friendly people..

You can even get to the city center from the airport by way of the metro…Entrance is located at the end of Terminal 2….20 minutes later…Center of the city,

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A Day in Tver

Tver, Russia….

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150 km northwest of Moscow easily reached by train in about an hour and forty minutes.

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A pleasant day-trip from Moscow … monuments and cathedrals…the Volga River

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Pretty pedestrian area, classic architecture..

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Monuments and statues…

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A lot to offer when you want to escape the crowds of Moscow..

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Minsk National Library

The National Library in Minsk, Belarus…Just a short metro ride away from the center of the city… Surrounded by parks and cobblestone pathways…A striking sight and unusual building… Definitely worth a visit..

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A few minutes walk from metro stop – Uschod…   After your visit, take the time to walk through the neighboring park and stroll by the fountains and lake..

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Bratislava – Old Town, Early Morning

Peaceful … Quiet … Serene

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Not the words one would normally use to describe a touristy spot such as Old Town Bratislava..  But those words definitely apply if you manage to get out and about in the early morning…

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while the cafes and shops are closed – or just being set up for the day…Still waiting for the crowds of people wanting cappuccino or that “must have” souvenir.

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The quiet cobblestone street weaving their way through this picturesque capital of Slovakia are oddly quiet in the early morning hours…

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Those couple of hours before the hustle and bustle begins are my favorite times in a city…especially one I have never visited before

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Even though there are some people out, even early, the city still basks in the quiet… But now it’s time for cappuccino and preparation for the hustle and bustle to follow…

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Moscow – Tsaritsyno Park

Lately I have been experimenting more and more with black and white photography…coupled with my “Weird Art” shots. But more on that in an upcoming post.

Last weekend, I was out and about in Moscow and paid a visit to Tsaritsyno Park… A beautiful park and open air museum located just to the southeast of the center of the city. It is easily reached by metro, with the green line stopping at Tsaritsyno metro stop…

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Even with the weather being snowy and cold, a lot of people were wandering around taking in the sights of this historic place..

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I can’t wait to see this in the summer when the flowers are in bloom..

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Photography as Art

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