24mm PC-E

Kosice street art

Street art in Košice, European Capital of Culture 2013, Slovakia Košice’s Street Art Communication Festival runs from May to August 2013. Click here for more images of Slovakia. Photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

Rouge Nez

German naval observation tower at Rouge Nez, on the northwest coast of Jersey – part of the German system of fortifications built on the Channel Islands during the Second World War. Jersey, Channel Islands, UK This is one of three such observation towers built on Jersey (several more were planned), and along with bunkers, gun …

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Istrian interlude

Three images from the central part of the Istrian peninsula in Croatia, all taken (in blazing heat, I might add) with a D700 and a 24mm f/3.5 PC-E. Late afternoon sun on a building in Vižinada, near Motovun Kaštel Grimani (Grimani Castle), one of the largest and best preserved castles in Istria, in Svetvinčenat Medieval …

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Pazin and TradInEtno

The small town of Pazin in central Istria, Croatia, is probably best known for its castle (kastel) and steep gorge with a sinkhole at the bottom (Pazinska jama, the ‘Pazin Abyss’) – both of which which feature in Jules Verne’s novel Mathias Sandorf, published in 1885. Though ‘best known’ is something of a relative description: …

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Prejmer, Transylvania

The fortified church at Prejmer, just north of Brasov, is one of several such buildings stretching across the southern part of Transylvania which form part of the region’s rich Saxon heritage. The Saxons, originally from Germany, were invited to settle in the area – and defend it from attack by the Mongols, and later the …

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