Travelling with the lens to Belgium

Becasue Brussels and Bruges are probably the most well known cities in Belgium, we decided to stay in Ghent. It’s a student city and always vibrant and alive. Simply beautiful, cool and full of design, architecture and history. Every single shop, even the butchers, were full of design!!!

Curiosity: The Lonely Planet has called the city “Europe’s best kept secret” and a must see destination for 2011 and the National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed this city as the most authentic historic city in the world and full of life.

Guided by the locals, we found the little graffiti street! While graffiti is of course prohibited in Ghent, the city makes a couple of exceptions, and the Werregarenstraat is one of them. Street art used to be a major problem in Ghent so the government commissioned off one small avenue specifically to be used for artists. The graffiti alley, between Hoogpoort and Onderstraat, it’s a shady but colourful place where street artists can let themselves go. The appearance of the Werregarenstraat changes constantly, and this is how we found it last weekend

Bruges is beautiful as well but much more expensive and touristy.

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the lens to Greece

Greece is a marvelous country. It has great diversity and a range of places and landscapes that cannot be found together anywhere else. Is the place where wonderful experiences never end. There is always more to explore, to discover, to see, to taste and to photograph.

This country has a culture starting from ancient times. Despite the fact that the British Imperium took most of the main Greek Buildings, you can still enjoy the area where they originally were constructed and understand their spectacular architecture, specially the Acropolis.

Greece is the land of the islands. Islands of different shapes and sizes; different personalities; different possibilities. It has some of the most beautiful beaches of the world with incredible sunsets.

This is our selection of photos from Athens, Santorini and Mykonos.

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the lens to Portugal

Portugal lies along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula in south Western Europe. Despite its relatively small size, the country boasts a great diversity of geographical features, from golden plains to mountainous zones.

Lisbon in particular fascinates me! Is a magical city, where the imperial past and an independent present come together to make the city unique, a special place full of infinite possibilities.

I already mentioned how much I love this country in my previous post: Chasing street art in Portugal. 

This time I leave you with some of my favorite photos from our Road trip across Portugal.

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

Travelling with the lens to Turkey

I love Turkey.  It’s on my ‘Countries that Have It All’ List: History, natural wonders, lovely people. Unfortunately I only had the chance to visit two cities, but I would definitely travel again to keep on exploring this amazing country.

Boasting more than 12 million official residents, Istanbul is like no other city in Turkey. Being the only city in the world that spans two different continents, it is huge. I love Istanbul and can easily admit to a major addiction for this characteristic destination. You cannot help but be engulfed in the cultural history and significance. Is one of the most romantic, fun and breath taking cities in the world. Culture, nightlife, architecture and Bazaars!

Capadoccia is unlike anything you have ever seen and ever will. It is simply stunning. Hot air balloons, open air museum, caves, underground cities.

The only way to understand what I’m saying is buying a ticket to Turkey, but I hope this selection of photos helps to show a little bit of the Turkish beauty.

Photos by Luli Marin and Gonzalozawa

Visit also: Street Art around the World and Travelling with the Lense

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Radiating Color with Regina Calcaterra (@RegiCalca)

Regina is a talented Argentinean Artist. She began painting in the workshop of Ana Armendariz when she was only a little girl. Since 2012, in search of a fresh eye, she commenced working with Alejandra Roux, where she shares an artistic space with a group of young and creative people.

With only 24 years old, she has developed a very unique style, combining on the canvas her talent with the pencil & brushes and what she captures with her camera, surrounded by powerful colors. Her paintings are Mix technique.

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Regina is also a great photographer. Below you can find a selection of what I consider her best pictures from her trip to Asia.

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Nobody can doubt that this girl has a special gift. She radiates art!

I hope you like her work as much as I do! You can find more about Regina Calcaterra in her webpage http://www.reginacalcaterra.com.ar/ and her blog: http://enelnombredelarte.com.ar/

 

#Architecture of Density by #Michael Wolf

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The focus of the German photographer Michael Wolf’s work is life in mega cities. Many of his projects document the architecture and the vernacular culture of metropolises. Wolf grew up in Canada, Europe and the United States. He moved to Hong Kong in 1994 where he worked for 8 years as contract photographer for stern magazine. Since 2001, Wolf has been focusing on his own projects, many of which have been published as books.

Architecture of Density is only one of his works, my favourite! But you can see much much more of Michael Wolf work in http://photomichaelwolf.com/#