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Weekly photo challenge themes for April 2013 - April 1 : Buildings and architectures

Brussels - Belgium

Here are some photos I took in Brussels - Belgium, the capital of my country but also of the European Union. The "Grand Place" (big square) is said to be the one of the most beautiful square of the world. I don't know if it is true, but whenever I go there, I am breathless in front of those amazing gothic style buildings. Since 1998, it is a UNESCO World heritage site. If you look closely to these photos, you will see that those wonderful buildings were made with stone lace.

Büyükada island Turkey - Another continent, another country, another architecture. 

Büyükada, (which means "Big island) in Turkey, is situated in the Marmara sea among the Prince Islands. It's the biggest of the nine islands and the most touristic one. Here, as on the eights others motorized vehicles are forbidden. Horse-drawn carriages and bicycles are the best way to go around this 5,36 km2 paradise.Those splendid houses are made of wood, mostly painted in white. The style is completely different but as beautiful as in Brussels.


San Gimignano a small Italian medieval town

This little walled village is famous for its Medieval architecture. Situated in North-central Italy, near the well known city of Sienna, San Gimignano can be considered as paradise in winter and hell in summer. Fortunately, I was there in November and, to my great pleasure, the village was empty of tourists. Though the Medieval style of the tower houses (very narrow and very high) can not be considered as flamboyant as the Gothic style but, it is as beautiful in its simplicity. UNESCO World 
heritage site. 

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Comment by Forget-me-Not on August 20, 2013 at 8:42

Hello Debbie Le,
It's  fun for me to share those photos and to give some dreams to those who do not have the chance to see those places. The world is so amazing :)
Thanks for checking my pictures, it's always a great joy for me to receive comments as yours.
All the best. 

Comment by Forget-me-Not on April 3, 2013 at 12:46

Thank you Aynoia. 

Comment by Forget-me-Not on April 3, 2013 at 11:03

Hello Charos,

Traveling and making photos are a passion for me, so I am not surprise when you write me that, this is something you'd really like to do. To travel opened once mind on different worlds and cultures and I believe it also opens our heart to others.
Thank you for sending me your comment.

Comment by Forget-me-Not on April 3, 2013 at 10:58

Hello Seyd faisal Ali,

Thank you very much for your kind comment about my work. I really appreciate it.

Comment by Forget-me-Not on April 3, 2013 at 10:56

Hello dearest Lynn,
Nice to see you've checked this blog.  I agree, those three places are  beautiful and worth to see.
Thank you for your comment.

Comment by Forget-me-Not on April 3, 2013 at 10:54

Dear Atika,

Thank you for stopping by. I am glad you liked this little journey.

Comment by Forget-me-Not on April 3, 2013 at 10:52

Dear Anele,
Thank you very much for reading my post and for writing your comment. It's true that, to travel can sometimes be very expensive, but nowadays, there are low cost airlines and also alternatives to expensive hotels. When I travel, I mostly stay with locals and I enjoy it so much. To share experiences and stories with the country's inhabitants make my life much more richer.

Comment by Forget-me-Not on April 3, 2013 at 10:48

Hello Nida, 
Your comment about Belgium made me curious :) You're right,  Turkey is also a wonderful place, people here are very nice and landscapes are breathtaking. Thanks for reading this blog.

Comment by Charos on April 3, 2013 at 8:01

Woooow, that's what I really love to do!!! Thank you, Manuela, for sharing with us a piece of your travelling experiences through those splendid pictures... :)

Comment by Lynne on April 3, 2013 at 4:11

admirable sites! fantastic!

Thanks Manuela. 

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