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

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

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).

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 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