I absolutely adored the soft pastel colors as I strolled alongside Port Vell, the historic harbor of Barcelona, one evening in November, and I couldn't resist documenting the scene. It may not be a masterpiece, but it's a picture that will remind me of my evening walks in Barcelona. I have a genuine fondness for this modern waterfront area, where you'll often spot enormous yachts moored in the marina. I often find myself wondering about the owners, as these vessels don't seem to see much activity. Additionally, Port Vell's waterfront is a delightful place to relax, offering numerous opportunities for dining or enjoying a drink. Lastly, it conveniently lies along my path from the city center to my beloved Barceloneta – Port Vell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Ischgl, nestled in the Paznaun Valley in Tyrol, hosts the highest biker meeting in the Alps every summer. I had the chance to be there when it was organized in 2015, and it was a unique opportunity to capture some shots of the enthusiastic crowd at the event - Ischgl, Tyrol, Austria
During our visit to Vienna in early November 2023, I was disappointed to find that I couldn't capture a postcard-worthy shot of the Belvedere. Stalls were being set up for the upcoming Christmas market, obscuring the front of the building. It was surprising to see preparations for the market starting so early in Vienna. Nonetheless, I had to rely on a photograph from June 2014 to document my trip and provide some background on this iconic Vienna landmark, a splendid example of baroque architecture. The Belvedere consists of two magnificent palaces, the Upper Belvedere and the Lower Belvedere, nestled amidst beautifully landscaped gardens. This palace complex was constructed in the 18th century by Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt and commissioned for Prince Eugene of Savoy. Prince Eugene, a field marshal in the army of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Habsburg dynasty during the 17th and 18th centuries, achieved great success and held high positions at the Imperial court in Vienna. But what truly left us in awe was not just Prince Eugene's story. It was the remarkable art of Gustav Klimt, prominently displayed in the Upper Belvedere. Wow, 'The Kiss' and other masterpieces by Klimt made a lasting impression on us – The Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
View from Room 1715 at the Okura Hotel offers a panoramic perspective of Amsterdam's financial district, known as the 'Zuidas’. This area houses numerous multinational corporations, financial institutions, law firms, and various businesses. The district is renowned for its modern and futuristic architecture. Tall skyscrapers and contemporary office buildings dominate the skyline, creating a sleek and cosmopolitan ambiance, especially late evening or at night – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Photograph of the reflections of the Karlskirche in the pond before the church’s main entrance. The Karlskirche in Vienna is a marvel of baroque architecture, designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and completed by his son, Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach, in the early 18th century. Its grand design features massive columns, an impressive dome, and an elegant façade. The church is dedicated to Saint Charles Borromeo, an archbishop and cardinal who devoted his life to revitalizing and strengthening the Catholic Church during the Counter-Reformation. He had a deep commitment to improving clergy education, promoting pastoral care, and advocating for the poor and marginalized – Vienna, Austria
During a morning stroll in Barcelona, I captured this photo featuring the city's newly installed ferris wheel, a trend observed in numerous urban centers. I'm curious whether it's a seasonal attraction or a permanent fixture. More prominently, the image showcases the century-old schooner Santa Eulàlia, an integral part of Barcelona's Maritime Museum and a significant cultural treasure in Catalonia. Originally named Carmen Flores and constructed in 1918 in Alicante, this vessel has a rich history as a Mediterranean and Cuba freight transporter. Its transformation into the Santa Eulàlia in 2000 marked a new chapter, as it now hosts astronomy and maritime photography courses and plays a central role in Barcelona's Christmas festivities, including the arrival of the Three Kings. Acquired by the Maritime Museum in 1997, it underwent extensive restoration in 1998-1999, ensuring the preservation of this unique Mediterranean schooner. - Port Vell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
This photo was taken in Barceloneta, a neighborhood known for its beachfront. To reach the beach, you must first pass through its historic fishing village, which dates back to the 18th century. The weathered four to five-story apartment buildings and narrow streets provide an ideal backdrop for capturing early morning or evening shots. I captured this particular photo as the morning sun was rising. I patiently waited for the perfect moment when a person was positioned just right in the frame before I pressed the shutter button - Barceloneta, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
In the evening, Barceloneta's waterfront comes alive with activity. During a leisurely stroll on a warm November evening, I encountered a scene that beautifully encapsulates the lively and vibrant atmosphere of this place. While the photograph may not be perfectly sharp and contains some motion blur, I believe it still manages to capture the essence of this vibrant location – Barceloneta, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
My evening strolls in Barcelona often lead me through the Gothic Quarter to Barceloneta. Of course, Barceloneta is renowned for its beachfront, but before reaching there, you must pass through the historic heart of Barceloneta. This area has a rich history as a traditional fishing village dating back to the 18th century. It was originally established to accommodate fishermen and their families who worked along Barcelona's coastline. In this part of Barceloneta, you can still discover lightly deteriorated four to five-story apartment blocks with narrow streets, Evoking its heritage as a fishing village. One of my favorite seafood restaurants, Carballeira, is actually located here. During one of my walks in this neighborhood, I encountered a woman with a group of dogs, one of which was comfortably seated in a stroller. I found this scene quite interesting and was about to push the shutter when the woman noticed me, making the shot even more captivating. After taking the picture, I smiled at her in gratitude, and she reciprocated, probably realizing that with her pack of dogs and the one in the stroller, she was a standout in the crowd – Barceloneta, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Yesterday evening, I enjoyed a delightful stroll through Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, a neighborhood that ranks among my favorites, alongside Barceloneta. It's renowned for its intricate network of streets, medieval architectural gems, and historic squares. Within this quarter, you'll discover the majestic Barcelona Cathedral and the Gothic Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi. Aware that the Gothic Quarter truly comes alive in the evening and at night, I was eager to find captivating photographic opportunities. In a narrow alley, I came across a solitary figure leaning against a weathered wall. The interplay of light and shadows produced an intriguing composition—not a masterpiece, but a "keeper" that nicely documents the atmosphere of the Gothic quarter - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Before: Healthcare Exec. Based in Brussels; Heidelberg; Los Altos Hills, CA; The Hague, Geneva, Nijmegen, Groningen
Now: Non-Executive Director in the Healthcare Industry based in Ghent. A travel buff with a passion for photography, photography books, Leica, wine and Asian food. Last but not least: proud grandfather of William, Nicholas and Mateo.