• Lisbon Oriente Train Station

    One of the most stunning modern sights in Lisbon is Oriente Station. It was built by master architect Santiago Calatrava with a roof of glass and steel made to look like a row of trees.

    The station was constructed as part of the Expo 98 building program and is styled in an ultra modern reflection of gothic architecture, meaning that most visitors are taken aback when they first view the station. It encompasses a Lisbon Metro station, a high-speed, commuter and regional train hub, a local, national and international bus station, a shopping centre and a police station.

    I've had the opportunity to see Calatrava's architecture work in several parts of the world, the Turning Torso Building in Malmo, Women's Bridge in Buenos Aires, Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin and the Reiman Bridge in Wisconsin. Very impressive indeed!

    Lisbon Oriente Train Station
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5DS R
    Lens
    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE Lens
    Exposure
    0.3 sec (0.3)
    Aperture
    f/4
    Focal Length
    15 mm
    ISO Speed
    640
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building

    Last week I returned from my first trip to Asia where I visited two impressive cities Tokyo and Singapore. I will be posting more pictures of this trip along with the stories behind them, but I got to tell you right now that I was amazed at how polite (kind) and orderly Japanese people are. The world would be a better place if we all learn from them.

    Well, architectural wonders are all around in Tokyo, but I'm going to start posting this beautiful structure located in a public square by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings in the Shinjuku downtown area. I was staying in a Hilton near this place so I walked this area many times.

    Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Building
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5DS R
    Lens
    Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE Lens
    Exposure
    0.033333 sec (1/30)
    Aperture
    f/8
    Focal Length
    21 mm
    ISO Speed
    400
  • St Stephen’s Cathedral Ceiling Design

    After a long day walking the city of Vienna, we made a stop to visit one of the most important religious building, the St. Stephen's Cathedral, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, the place was really crowded however I was able to capture several interior photos. I wanted to use a tripod to perfectly frame the ceiling but it was impossible due to many people walking around so I took this shot hand-held.

    St Stephen’s Cathedral Ceiling Design
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
    Exposure
    0.025 sec (1/40)
    Aperture
    f/5.6
    Focal Length
    24 mm
    ISO Speed
    5000
  • Grand Place Statue

    Grand Place Statue
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens
    Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens
    Exposure
    0.00125 sec (1/800)
    Aperture
    f/5.6
    Focal Length
    400 mm
    ISO Speed
    100
  • Atomium Building

    The Atomium is an iconic building in Brussels that stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its nine 59 ft diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.

    The tubes connecting the spheres enclose escalators and a lift to allow access to the five habitable spheres which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels.

    Atomium Building
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens
    Exposure
    0.00625 sec (1/160)
    Aperture
    f/11
    Focal Length
    24 mm
    ISO Speed
    100
  • Inside The Belfry

    Inside The Belfry
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens
    Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
    Exposure
    0.001 sec (1/1000)
    Aperture
    f/2.8
    Focal Length
    16 mm
    ISO Speed
    100
  • St. Anne Church

    This simple aisleless church, built at the start of the 17th century, surprises with its abundant Baroque interior. You can admire the marble rood screen, the oak panelling with built-in confessionals, and paintings by Jan Garemijn.

    St. Anne Church
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens
    Exposure
    0.001 sec (1/1000)
    Aperture
    f/2.8
    Focal Length
    55 mm
    ISO Speed
    100
  • Old Church

    Old Church
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens
    Exposure
    0.000625 sec (1/1600)
    Aperture
    f/2.8
    Focal Length
    24 mm
    ISO Speed
    100
  • Old Building

    Old Building
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens
    Exposure
    0.002 sec (1/500)
    Aperture
    f/2.8
    Focal Length
    24 mm
    ISO Speed
    100
  • Brick Houses In The Old Streets Of Bruges

    Brick Houses In The Old Streets Of Bruges
    Photo Information

    Camera
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Lens
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens
    Exposure
    0.0008 sec (1/1250)
    Aperture
    f/2.8
    Focal Length
    34 mm
    ISO Speed
    100