A wonderful Christmas at Baden Baden in Germany (2016)

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Baden Baden is a wonderful and pretty city in Germany. Christmas is a very present tradition in Germany like in Alsace, France. The streets, shop windows, trees are decorated ; it is a magical atmosphere. Continue reading

Une jeune femme Byzantine

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My photos of mosaics of the Santa Maria dell’ Ammiraglio (Martonara) in Palermo, Sicily and illustration of a Byzantine woman (Pinterest). This church (1149) is an example of the Arab-Norman architecture (10th-12th centuries) in Sicily. This style mingled Byzantine (gold … Continue reading

Écrin de lumière

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“La lumière donne à voir mais plus encore, elle donne à penser.” Henri Alekan Madeleine Vionnet gown (Black silk organza evening dress composed entirely of squares with a halter neckline, 1930s) and my photo made with photoshop based on my … Continue reading

Colorful Berlin !

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“Berlin is the newest city I have come across. Even Chicago would appear old and gray in comparison” – Mark Twain, U.S. Writer, Chicago Daily Tribune, 1892 My photo of the Berliner Fernsehturm in Berlin (Germany), red dress and image of a … Continue reading

Graphic Berlin

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“Berlin combines the culture of New York, the traffic system of Tokyo, the nature of Seattle, and the historical treasures of, well, Berlin.” – Hiroshi Montomura,U.S. Law professor, 2004 My photo of a building in Berlin, Germany and Peter Pilotto dress.

Promenade marine

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Luisa Beccaria dress, Silvia Furmanovich bird earrings, mix of my two photos of Taormina (sea and flowers in the Mazzarò beach).

Lumière d’or

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Photo of water under the sun, Dolce Gabbana Byzantine dress, gold texture and geometric mosaics from the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily. This monument is an example of the Arab-Norman architecture : a confluence of the Byzantine and Arabian art and … Continue reading

Une femme Byzantine parée de ses plus atours

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Byzantine mosaics and stain glass in the Palatine Chapel of the Norman palace (12th century) in Palermo, Sicily. Illustration by Tadarino of a woman wearing a Byzantine costume. The palatine Chapel is in the Norman palace in Palermo, Sicily. The … Continue reading

At the time of Byzance

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Dolce Gabbana dress and photo of mosaics in the Church of Martorana in Palerm, Sicily. The church of Santa Maria dell’ Ammiraglio (The Martorana) is an example of Byzantine, Norman and arabic architecture (gold mosaics, geometric mosaics…). The Martorana is … Continue reading

Byzantine Lady

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Model wearing Byzantine Dolce Gabbana clothes, Byzantine mosaics in the Church of Martorana and in the Mandamento Palazzo Reale of Palermo, Sicily.

Noir volcanique

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Paule Ka dress, François Pompon panther sculpture and my photo of Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

Sur le sable noir

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Paule Ka dress, palm tree print (Etsy), seagull wall art (Etsy), mother of pearl texture and photo of mine of Tenerife (Santiago del Teide).

Inondée de lumière

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Paule Ka dress and my two photos of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain (the giant Ficus tree in the botanic garden in Puerto de la Cruz and the beach in Adeje). More photos of trees in the botanic garden in Puerto … Continue reading

Taormina in love

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Dolce Gabbana dress and photo of Don Corleone ceramics (pottery by the artist in collaboration with TaoBuk) in Taormina, Sicily (Salita Francesco de Luna).

Sicilian lemons

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My photo of the view from the Piazza IX Aprile in Taormina, Sicily. Dolce Gabbana’s dress and earrings.

Un été parmi les fleurs

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Dolce Gabbana’s dress, a mix of two photos of Santa Cruz of Tenerife (mine) and flower earrings (Shoptiques’ pink flower earrings , Christopher Thompson’s poppy earrings and Oscar de la Renta’s red flower earrings). More photos of Santa Cruz of … Continue reading

Une nature gorgée de soleil

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Gioia Bini’s dress and two of my photos of Tenerife (botanic garden, Puerto de la Cruz). More photos of exotic flowers in the botanic garden (Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife) :

Look up ! Admire the nature beauty !

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Peraskeva’s animal jewelry and photo (taken by me) of Santa Cruz of Tenerife, Canary island, Spain.

Un souffle de liberté

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Raoul’s dress, Oscar de la renta’s seagull earrings and photo of an Adaje beach, in Tenerife (taken by me). Another photos of an Adaje beach :

Souvenirs d’été

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Tara Jarmon’s, Syrette Lew of Mountain’s Palmyra palm tree lamp and a photo of mine taken in Tenerife (beach of Adaje). Adeje is a city and a municipality, located in the south of Tenerife. Tenerife is one of the Canary … Continue reading

Basking in the Szechenyi baths in Budapest, Hungary

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Built in 1913, the Szechenyi baths in Budapest are one of the largest baths in Europe with its 15 indoor baths, 3 grand outdoor pools, saunas… Lolling in the natural hot water is very relaxing and pleasant. Besides, the yellow … Continue reading

The Telouet Kasbah in Morocco

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Telouet is a Berber village located in the High Atlas Mountains, between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. The Telouet Kasbah is also named “the Glaoui Kasbah”. The governor of Marrakech, T’hami el Glaoui and his family used to live here in the early … Continue reading

The magnificent Dohany street Great Synagogue in Budapest

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Built in 1859, the Dohany street Great Synagogue is the largest Synagogue of Europe and the second largest in the world. This Synagogue can accommodate up to 3000 people . The architects Frigyes Feszl and Ludwig Förster were inspired by Moorish … Continue reading

Basking in the Gellért’s baths in Budapest, Hungary

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In June, i went for the second time to Budapest, but this time i tasted the Budapest baths : the Gellért and the Szèchenyi baths. I preferred the Gellért baths because it is more calm and chic. The decoration is … Continue reading

The Saadian tombs in Marrakech

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The Saadian tombs (discovered in 1917) were built under the reign of the Sultan Ahmed el Mansour in the 16th century. It was a burial site for himself and his descendants. About two hundred members of the Saadian dynasty were … Continue reading

Palais Bahia : Jewel of the Hispano-Mauresque art

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Palais Bahia is incredibly decorated with somptuous mosaics, sculpted stone artifacts and painted doors and ceilings. The palace was built under the reign of two sultans :  Sidi Mohammed ben Abd al Rahman (1859-1873) and Moulay Abd al-Aziz (1894-1908). The … Continue reading

Le jardin Majorelle : An oasis of colours in Marrakech

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The French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) created this wonderful botanic garden in the 1920’s. Passionate about botany, he brought back exotic plants from his travels (cacti, palm trees, bamboo, coconut palms, jasmine, agaves, bougainvilleas…). He uses the famous Majorelle blue … Continue reading

The Palio of Siena, Italy

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The Palio of Siena is the most famous celebration of the Sienese tradition. It is a famous horse race. Siena (city in Tuscany) is divided in 17 Contrade (districts) ; the inhabitants are very attached to their contrade. Each Contrade … Continue reading

The Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest, Hungary

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When i visited the beautiful city of Budapest in  Hungary in 2011, i was especially stunned by the Fisherman’s bastion. We can reach it by taking a funicular ; it is on the castle’s hill. The architecture and the view … Continue reading

“Secession building” in Vienna, Austria

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In 2011, i went to Vienna and i discovered “Secession building”. In 1898, the Austrian architect Joseph Maria Olbrich erected this building in the Art Nouveau style for the arts association “Secession” founded by the painter Gustav Klimt. The building … Continue reading