Intramuros is the oldest district of the city of Manila (or Maynila). During the Spanish period, Intramuros was Manila itself. Intramuros (Spanish for "within the walls") also describes its structure - surrounded by thick walls and moats.
Now its ruins of what remains post exchanging several hands (from the Muslims to the Spanish to the Spanish church to the Americans), wars and bombings, and Filipino corruption.
A strip of refurbished houses from the 1950s, The Henry Hotel is what it says it is - a delightful surprise in the middle of highly urbanized and hectic Metro Manila!
A lake in a volcano in a lake in a volcano!
An oddly shaped volcanic formation with a statue of Blessed Virgin Mary installed on one corner (by the very Catholic Filipinos), Willy's Rock is the single most recognizable spots in Boracay, Philippines.
Capturing what looks like a battleship with Virgin Mary as its protector from dusk through night.
The magnificent Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen was seemingly built so that the people could go to amuse themselves and think less about politics.
The oldest operational amusement park is also what inspired Walt Disney to create for Disneyland.
Abandoned military camp converted to the social experiment commune. Dreadlocks, DIY homes - its a society within a society.
Photography isn't allowed inside the community. So my pictures are from the outside and of the one house at the entrance where the tours begin.
800+ years' worth of Danish architecture, Roskilde Domkirke is definitely the crème de la crème of Danish cathedrals. The royal mausoleum of the Danish Royal Family since 16th century, it houses 37 crypts of Danish kings and queens, some fantastic 15th century frescoes, ornate chapel gates and so on.
This UNESCO site is Scandinavia's first Gothic cathedral to be built of rock.
Den Haag /
The cobbled town with the most beautiful thing one can do with a 13th century Dominican church - convert it into a beautiful bookstore (Selexyz Dominicanen).
Some house art in museums and galleries, while others underneath their feet. Everywhere I traveled in Japan, I discovered artistic and intricate manhole covers.
I love a country where they take the effort to make even a manhole cover look beautiful - not to mention just 12000+ designs of them!
What I came across & clicked are too few. This does give me another reason to go back (if I already didn't have enough)!
The UNESCO heritage village with picture-perfect landscapes, Zaanse-Schans is a preserved village with houses and windmills from the 18th and 19th century.
With my stay in a 18th century heritage Dutch house named Heerlijck Slaapen (A Good Night) and a stormy summer day, I had the luck of encountering beautiful beautiful light - resulting in these pictures!