December 22, 2012

December 19, 2012

Tribute to Oscar Niemeyer

The white wall of the Culture Center in Le Havre. architecht Oscar Niemeyer

This famous architech from Brazil was also the one behind this cultural center in the French Town in Normandie, Le Havre.

The center so big and "captured" between other buildings that you need a really good wide angel to have it all in - but without, it is possible to just take a part of the big big building :-)))

Le Havre a town completely rebuild after WW2 where it was totally bombed. In fact there is a plaza in the city app. 1m lower than the landscape around just to display what was the soil level before the bombing of the town.

December 18, 2012

Open air art in Argeles sur Mer

In France du sud - the small village Argeles Sur Mer they have the last summers a huge exhibition of themes with regard to our environment both locally and globally. Quite an interesting art exhibition.

December 11, 2012

Canal de Midi by Colombiers

Passing the little village Colombiers between Narbonne and Beziers the beautiful Canal de Midi offers, as always, some fine paths for walking and/or biking. -going from here to Beziers app. 1hr. at a bike - passing the 9 canal locks close to Beziers. Quite an attraction to explore.

December 10, 2012

Oslo Town Hall - Nobel Peace Prize

December morning by Oslo Town Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize Cermony is arranged.
In the foreground spot the shadow of the commuter ferry from the penisula Nesodden.


December 6, 2012

"The Italian Road Patrol"

The Italian Road Patrol

Right outside Treviso these statues seems to overlook the nearby traffic - as they have been here since the days of the Romans.

Photo taken just before a heavy rain started up....

For a more extended photo set - see the flickr set here >>