Jul 18, 2015

The House of the Blackheads - Riga

The historical building was erected in the 14th century for the Brotherhood of the Blackheads, a guild for German merchants in Riga. The beautiful house is one of the main sights in Riga, Latvia.

Jul 16, 2015

Hautes Fagnes - Belgium

Hautes Fagnes (High Fens, Hohes Venn) is a nature reserve in east Belgium and consists of moorland, raised bogs and grass or wood covered hills. 

Jul 15, 2015

Art Basel

Art Basel is world's leading art exhibition held in June every year in Basel. Visitors examining the large artwork Moby Dick (Merrilees) by Sean Landers at Art Basel 2013.

Market in Luino - Italy

The large market in Luino at the coast of Lago Maggiore is held every Wednesday from April to October and is very popular. It attracts many visitors from Germany and Switzerland.

Jun 28, 2015

Lake Mälaren - Sweden

Lake Mälaren with the town Mariefred and Gripsholm Castle in the background
Lake Mälaren near Stockholm is the third biggest lake in Sweden. The Viking age settlement Birka is located on the islands of the lake. 

Lake Inari - Finland

Located in the northern part of Finnish Lapland, Lake Inari is a popular destination for fishing tourists.

Schönbrunn Palace - Vienna

Fountain detail in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna - Austria

Jun 25, 2015

Jul 29, 2014

Godfrey of Bouillon - Bouillon Castle

The statue of Godfrey of Bouillon standing in front of the walls of the Bouillon Castle was created by the Belgian artist Victor Demanet in 1938. Godfrey of Bouillon (1060-1100) was a medieval Frankish knight who was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death. He was the lord of the Belgian town Bouillion and sold the castle of the town to the Bishop of Liège in order to finance the crusade. Godfrey became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and denied the title king as he believed that the true king of Jerusalem was Jesus.

Wildt'sches Haus - Basel, Switzerland

The Wildt'sche Haus is a mansion built in 1768 on behalf of the silk ribbon manufacturer Jeremias Wildt Socin and served as a city palace for his daughter Margaretha. The house was converted in 1951 into a foundation and is now the headquarters of the Swiis Academy of Medical Sciences. It is also used for events of the Basel Governing Council, the University of Basel or by the private sector.

Cagliari, Sardinia

Old town Cagliari, Sardinia - Italy

Luleå Cathedral

Cathedral of Luleå, Lappland, Sweden 

Lappland Shop Antinmerja

The souvenirshop Antinmerja in Aska, Finnish Lappland, is a repository for Sami handicrafts - www.antinmerja.fi

Gloriette - SchönbrunnPalace - Vienna

On the roof of the Gloriette, Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

May 5, 2014


Goudargues is a small town in the Gard department in southern France.

Haydarpasa Railway Station

Haydarpasa RailwayStation - Istanbul, Turkey - The terminal of the Turkish railways on the Asian part of Istanbul was built in 1872 and was once the terminus of the Baghdad and Hejaz railways.

Freetown Christiania

Entrance of the Freetown Christiania - Copenhagen, Denmark

The Freetown of Christiania is a self-proclaimed autonomous part of the Danish capital Copenhagen.

Oslo City Hall

The interior of the Oslo City Hall, Norway, is decorated with a painting of Henrik Sørensen.

Glücksburg Castle

Glücksburg Castle - Germany - One of the most important Renaissance castles in northern Europe.


Chassepiere -  Wallonia, Belgium - province Luxembourg


Lucerne, Switzerland - Chapel Bridge going over the Reuss River to the old town

Lake Iseo

Lake Iseo - Italy

Apr 26, 2014

Läckö Castle

Läckö Castle (Swedish: Läckö Slott) is a medieval castle located on the southern shore of Lake Vänern in Sweden. It is surely one of the most impressing castles in Sweden surrounded by a lovely old landscape. - courtesy of the Läckö Slott administration - www.lackoslott.se

Old Church Sodankylä

The Old Church in Sodankylä, Finnish Lapland, dates from 1689. The old timber church is one of the few wooden churches which survived in Lapland and it is unique in having preserved its original design and atmosphere thoughout centuries.   


Schönbrunn Palace and Vienna as seen from the Gloriette hill in the Schönbrunn Palace gardens


Givet, The Ardennes, France - Town Hall

Apr 1, 2014

Børsen Copenhagen

Børsen (Stock Exchange) Copenhagen was built 1619-1640 and formerly it was the financial center of Denmark. Nowadays, it's a popular tourist attraction due to its beautiful Renaissance architecture, particularly because of its 56 m high Dragon Tower in the shape of four entwined tails of four dragons. The building is located at a waterway giving the possibility to admire it from sightseeing boats passing by.

Mar 30, 2014

Gol Stave Church

Gol Stave Church - Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway

The Gol Stave Church dates from 1212 and is originally from Gol, Hallingdal, Norway. When the town built a new church around 1880, it was decided to demolish this old stave church. It was saved from destruction by The Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments , which bought the materials in order to re-erect the church elsewhere. It was acquired by King Oscar IIwho financed its relocation and restoration.

Mar 27, 2014

Eltz Castle - Burg Eltz

Eltz Castle is a medieval castle nestling in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier in Germany.

Mar 26, 2014

The Belgian Town of Dinant

The Belgian town of Dinant is located on the river Meuse and underneath a citadel overlooking the town from a 100 foot cliff. 

Nov 23, 2013

Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard - France
Ancient Roman aqueduct bridge across the Gardon River in South France, possibly built in 40-60 AD. With a height of 49 m and a length of 274 m, the bridge is an imposing architectural construction which was built without use of mortar and clamps. Its purpose was - as a part of the 50 km long waterway construction - to carry water from a spring in Uzès to the Roman colony Nemausus (Nimes).

Oct 28, 2013

Alta Museum, Norway

Prehistoric rock carvings are scattered on the shore of the fjord near Alta.