Where to photograph in Santorini during Golden Hour! When the sun dips into the Aegean Sea of Santorini you want to make sure you’re in the best spot possible to capture this iconic scene in the Greek Islands. With millions of visitors filling the cliff top paths of Santorini each year, it’s no wonder you’ve probably found this article by googling ‘Where to find the best sunset spot in Santorini?’, you may have even added ‘without crowds’. If you did, I’m totally with you. I can’t stand photographing alongside hordes of tourists and it’s the reason I wanted to write this article to steer you in the right direction! I’ve previously written a guide to the ‘Best Photography Locations on Santorini’, but this time I’m focusing on just the sunset worthy spots. Oia is the most popular location for sunset and that’s because of it’s location right on the north-western tip of the island. That said, most villages located along the rim of the caldera offer some kind of sunset views because they all face west, it’s just a matter of what time of year to visit Santorini to benefit from the direct sun falling into the sea scenario. So,...
20 Photos of Paris – The Left Bank + Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Step into the streets where boutiques blend with galleries, museums and national monuments, the Left Bank of Paris… Walking in Paris along the left bank of the Seine feels a little like floating on air…or cobblestones in this case. The atmosphere…
Step into the streets where boutiques blend with galleries, museums and national monuments, the Left Bank of Paris… Walking in Paris along the left bank of the Seine feels a little like floating on air…or cobblestones in this case. The atmosphere makes you want to do a little twirl in the street, maybe that’s just me though and I’ve seen Midnight in Paris too many times? Nonetheless, it’s fashionable, historic and even if you’re in full tourist mode with a camera slung over your shoulder and comfy shoes, it’s somewhere you can wander within an artistic community and feel inspired. When photographing Paris, the left bank (La Rive Gauche) is somewhere you need to see, offering an insight into the 5th, 6th and 7th arrondissements, plus the 13th, 14th and 15th if you wish to explore a little further. For reference, the Eiffel Tower is located in 7th and you’ll also find Les Invalides, Musee d’Orsay, Luxembourg Gardens and Tour Montparnasse which offers one of the best views in Paris. Starting from Pont des Coeurs near Notre Dame, take a wander through the alleys of Saint-Michel, working your way towards Place Saint-Sulpice. You’ll stroll past photogenic cafes, street scenes and...
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Paris Photography Locations – A Guide to the Best Photo Spots
A Photographer’s Guide to the Best Paris Photography Locations, France *Updated December 18th, 2018 Paris evokes a feeling of wonder. Avenues exude French character; monuments portray elegance with gothic architecture, not to mention the Parisian…
A Photographer’s Guide to the Best Paris Photography Locations, France *Updated December 18th, 2018 Paris evokes a feeling of wonder. Avenues exude French character; monuments portray elegance with gothic architecture, not to mention the Parisian rooftops, cafes and gardens. Photographing Paris is definitely a journey through time and you’ll want to visit famous icons and unique locations to secure the best view possible of this incredible city. What started out as my top five locations soon developed into more of a guide to the incredible sights and hidden gems you can photograph around the French capital. It’s definitely too hard to narrow this list down any further so be sure to give yourself a few days to explore all that this beautiful city has to offer. Below you will find a list of the best photography locations in Paris alongside a collection of images I’ve personally taken at each one. First up though is a handy dandy map linking all of these spots together for when you visit next! A walking map of the most accessible photo locations in Paris…one of the best things you can do in Paris is to simply wander on foot throughout the city. You’ll find your...
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Top tourist attractions in Lisbon
There are three words that can describe the character of Lisbon – peaceful, relaxing and popular. So if you’ve never been there and you need to break your daily routine, then it seems to be a perfect destination to take a rest from everyday stress and pressure. Let yourself immerse in Portugal rich culture, taste […]
There are three words that can describe the character of Lisbon – peaceful, relaxing and popular. So if you’ve never been there and you need to break your daily routine, then it seems to be a perfect destination to take a rest from everyday stress and pressure. Let yourself immerse in Portugal rich culture, taste a bit of street life and explore this magnificent city.
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that a large number of beautiful spots in Lisbon suits every taste. You can easily feel the energy of this city. Just look at the architecture, its forms, shapes, districts. It may be compared to the big terrace. From Baixa, the lowest district to the imposing San Jorge’s castle at the highest point, you can enjoy the amazing view of the city.
Praca do Comercio, P. Kulczycki
Let’s start the trip from Baixa, the central district. In this part of the city you can see the very famous Praca do Comercio – the main square of the Lisbon with its U letter shape. It is definitely the right place to feel the local vibes. Back in the day, there was a residence of the Portugal kings destroyed in 1755 by a terrible earthquake. There are two columns saved from the past in front of the Tiago that witnessed the ancient times and the glory of the Portuguese empire. Nowadays it is a city center full of the street artists and handcrafted manufacturers no matter when you go there. You can stroll on Rua Augusta street and visit one of the fashion boutiques, shops or local restaurants.
Rua Augusta, D. Campos
The district is crossed by a lot of tram lines and buses. Exactly in the middle of Rua Augusta passes Tram 28 famous for his specific yellow color. This is the form of transport that you must take during your trip! Visit the city without this tram is like going to Rome and haven’t see the Pope.
Tram 28, R. Herbst
After a few minute journey that you can spend admiring the beautiful streets and city corners from a different perspective we arrive on other significant district called Alfama. It may be seen as the most hipster area in the city because of its famous fancy bars, posh restaurants and many locals where you can order a typical meal based of cod and attend the most Portuguese performance – Fado dance, with its psychedelic movements and music.
Don’t miss Miradouro de Santa Luzia and San Jorge’s Castle. Surely you have seen these locations many times on the pictures but the view is really incredible and worth seeing. You can take some photos there and then appreciate the real peace of mind moment.
Mirador Santa Luzia, P. Kulczycki
Visit Barrio Alto for its bustling nightlife, picturesque streets and azulejos – blue ceramic tiles covered with small patterns or historical and traditional pictures.
The last place of our list is the Belem district situated near the Praca do Comercio. It is the historical part of the city where all the ships directed to the new world were departed. It is unique because of the buildings gothic style – sacred and profane both – and that gives an austere and immaculate beauty at all his environs. It is also famous for the mouthwatering sweets pastéis do Belèm. It might be the sweetest thing that you would probably eat there.
Belèm’s tower, K. Hudaszek
If you are just falling in love with Lisbon because of these few words, don’t hesitate to book a flight and accommodation as soon as possible!
Only there, on the streets, squares, tram, restaurant and bar you can find and see the glow of the further east capital in Europe and maybe one of the most genuine, beautiful and cosy city in all the continent.
Written by Stefano Salero
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