Cinque Terre

I have spent a few days in the beautiful Cinque Terre Area (located in Liguria, Italy).

It is an area of rugged landscapes, with hills falling directly in the sea. On the hills, terraces were built to allow some agricultural activities. Quite a part of the area is covered with vineyards, but there are also many other trees, including olives, lemon, cherries to name a few.

The five villages of the region are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

The hiking trails are well maintained but quite steep. Be prepared to climb and descend step after step...

More pictures are on this page.



Buenos Aires

It has taken a long time, but I can finally upload a first gallery of pictures taken in Argentina. I will start with the capital city, Buenos Aires.

It is a city with plenty to see, architecturally and culturally. A few examples are below, more can be seen in the gallery.

Avenue 9 de Julio, the world’s widest avenue.


Plaza de Mayo and the Casa Rosada (office of the president)


The cemetery of Recoleta



Colonia del Sacramento

It has been way too long since I have updated the site. To reward your patience, here are a few pictures from Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, as a preview to the next trip I will upload - namely Argentina.

The city has been founded in 1680 by Portugal and had at the time the name of Colónia do Sacramento. The city has changed many times of ruler, oscillating between Portugal and Spain. The last ruler before independence of Uruguay in 1828 was Brazil.

The historical part of the city (Barrio HIstórico) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento


City gate - Portón de Campo







View from the Lighthouse



Streets in the historical quarter







Bolivia - the North

It has taken me a while, but part 2 of the bolivian pictures is now online.

This part concentrates on the north of the country, with places such as Sajama, Titicaca lake and the Cordillera Real.

Landscapes are different from the South, but just as beautiful and varied. In this part of the trip, we have also left the altiplano to venture deeper in the mountains.

For the whole gallery, it is over there



Bolivia - the South

It has been way too long since the last update. But fortunately, I now have plenty of pictures to share.

I have spent two weeks in Bolivia, a beautiful country where landscapes are as colourful as people. In this first part, we’ll concentrate on landscapes, and more specifically, on the southern part of the altiplano. This part of the country is located at an elevation ranging from 3’500m (11’500ft) to 6’500m (21’300ft).

Landscapes are breathtaking and range from salt flats to rocky deserts dotted by lakes and their flamingoes (not forgetting volcanic activity)…

To reach the gallery, it is over there!




After a way too long break, it is finally time for a new post and a whole bunch of new pictures.

This time, I went to Andalusia for a short weekend (actually too short) and came back with some pictures of a few wonderful places. Malaga, Granada (and the amazing Alhambra), Cordoba and the small village of Priego de Cordoba.




It is finally time for a new update with a new batch of pictures. This time, my travels brought me to Malta, with the history loaded cities of Valletta and Mdina (among others) or the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Pictures of this beautiful country can be found here



Fall colors in Virginia

In this latest update, you will find the beautiful fall colors of the Shenandoah National Park, a bit of the park’s wildlife and the house of Jefferson in Monticello.


New York

A new update to the site for the new year! I’ve added a few pictures to the New York gallery. They were taken after arriving in New York onboard the QM2.



Finally a new gallery! This time, you will find simple view of the ocean taken during the Atlantic crossing.


Southampton - New York on the Queen Mary 2

Finally an update to this page. I have added pictures from my latest trip: an Atlantic crossing on the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

She is the latest liner to have been built. Although she has been surpassed since, she was the largest passenger ship having ever been built at the time of her construction (2003).

You will find plenty of pictures of the crossing, the decks, interiors, sights, ... in
this gallery.


Landscapes and sunsets of Kruger

After so much wildlife, it is time to show some landscapes. The Kruger Park stretches for 360km North to South. This enables a variety of landscapes, from mountains to vast plains, and from forests to open grassland. There are also a few rivers crossing the park, providing well-needed water to the wildlife.

Wherever you are in the park, sunrises and sunsets are always beautiful.

For more landscapes and sunsets,
click here.


The Mammals of Kruger

In this new gallery, you will find pictures of various mammals encountered in the Kruger National Park. (Antelopes are shown in a separate gallery)

If you like Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos, Warthogs, Monkeys or Giraffes, follow
this link!



After the birds and the antelopes, it is time to get serious with some carnivores pictures. We’ve encountered quite a few of them during the trip (genet, jackal, hyena, lion, leopard, wild dog, ...). I’ll have to go back to see some cheetahs though!


Antelopes of Kruger

In this gallery are included pictures of various kind of antelopes. Impala fight, head-shots or environmental portraits are included. Though technically not part of this family, zebras were included here for convenience...


Birds of Kruger

After a long period without any update, it is time to upload more pictures to this website. I have added a brand new gallery of african birds. All pictures were taken during my recent trip in the Kruger National Park (South Africa)

If you wish to see the pictures, follow
this link. More galleries (with carnivores, elephants, giraffes, ...) will come soon!!!



During my stay in Poland, I visited the old salt mines of Wieliczka. It is a strange and beautiful underground world, carved in salt...



During my short stay in Poland, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Krakow. It is a city with much to see, going from the Rynek Glowny to Kazimierz through Wawel Hill...



Wroclaw – the capital of Lower Silesia - is one of the oldest cities of Poland. Its turbulent history is embedded in the city walls and buildings. Thus, the city abounds in historic sights erected in various epochs and in different architectural styles.Although less known than Krakow, it is well worth a visit!



Finally an update to the website with the addition of three new galleries.

I have added pictures from Washington DC and New York where I’ve spent a few days around New Year.

This is where you will find all the new pictures...



Spending a few days in Potsdam last week, I found some time to take a walk throughout the city and the wonderful Sanssouci park...


Ireland (part 2)

I’ve just added part 2 of Ireland. In this page, you’ll find pictures of some beautiful rural areas such as the Donegal and the Inishoven Peninsula, cityscapes from Dublin and the fascinating historical monument of Newgrange....


Ireland (part 1)

I’ve added some pictures of my Ireland trip in 2008. This first part was mainly shot around the Connemara area.

The first gallery can be found here.