Brussels, Belgium / April 2017

Atomium is the greatest attraction in Brussels !

It is a building constructed for Expo1958. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its nine 18 m (60 ft) diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. It is now a museum. (Source: Wikipedia)

Admission: around 8 euros

Review: 4/5 – views are not perfect, but exhibitions and tubes are interesting 🙂

Tubes inside:

Around the city:

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Lisbon / May 2016

I really like Lisbon…it combines old and new:

It was part of our epic trip in May 2016.

And my favourite Belem Tower :

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Evening Walk around village in Essex / April 2017

As we live in Saffron Walden, Essex, our walks always trace paths around village. One particular route we do as often as we can – 5 days a week goes around fields.

We usually pass little forest (or bushes if you wish), fields and a pond.

Yeasterday there was a time to test Hoya polarizer filter, I also had chance to capture moon 🙂

Every day is different as the weather, sky, sun, hence I have an opportunity to capture magical moments of nature:

Bournemouth by night ! / December 2016

I visited Bournemouth on a trip to Stonehenge 🙂 Arrived at night and went for a walk:

Ps. Simply enlarge the pic by clicking the one you like 🙂

Albufeira, Algarve / May 2016

Albufeira is a city in south Portugal, Algarve which is quite british 😛 Wherever you go, you can hear English, there are lots of english pubs, english radio station and many adverts are in English. Albufeira is just favourite place for British holiday makers.

However, it is still Portugal !

I like the city, sea front and Archeological Museum. It was our stop place to wait for rainy clouds to go away. They finally did not go and we went sightseeing in a shower. Sea looks great in every weather anyway 😛

I loved the little streets climbing up and then going down:

Just click the photo to enlarge 🙂

Archeological Museum is small but has great exhibition of history of Albufeira and lovely paintings/photographs of the city changing over the years.

Worth to visit ! Admission just 1 Euro.

International Sand Sculpture Festival FIESA/ Pera, Algarve, May 2016

FIESA is the largest sand sculpture exhibition ever built, held annually since 2003 in Pêra, Algarve, attracting thousands of visitors every year.

The sand is hand-carved by a group of sculptors, of various nationalities, exploring different sculpting techniques, producing original pieces that stand out by their magnitude, technique and aesthetics.

FIESA is regarded as the largest event of its kind in the world as it uses 40,000 tonnes of sand, covering 15,000m², with some sculptures reaching 12 metres in height, reproducing in amazing detail representations of people, objects and different scenarios.

In this 14th edition visitors can see around hundred different sand scenes, inventively depicting, musicians, instruments and musical cultures from around the world.

Source: http://fiesa.org/en/

We have visited this place when going around Algarve and Albufeira trip in May 2016 as a part of our Epic trip 2016 (when we visited 4 countries on 2 continents)  #epictrip2016

Theme changes every year and all sculptures were Music related when we have been there.

We spent two hours in the park. It is huge !

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