The iconic Palazzo della Civilta Italiana, known as the white marble square colosseum (Colesseo Quadrato. Currently the headquarters of Fendi, the building was designed in 1937 to host the Mostra della Civilta Romana during the 1942 World Fair by Italian architects Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Bruno La Padula and Mario Romano. It lies in the district of Rome known as the Esposizione Universale Roma (also known as E.42 and EUR).
Megalohori is a delightful sleepy traditional village and hidden gem on the hugely popular Greek island of Santorini. On an island as small as Santorini it’s just so totally unexpected to find a village not overwhelmed with tourists. Megalochori narrow cobbled alleys, some with tiered Belltowers, burst with typical Cycladic architecture, some quintessentially white washed and some others pastel in colour and most have contrasting colourful wooden doors. The village also has several iconic Churches that the Cyclidic Islands are famous for.
J549 Steam Locomotive
The J549 is a oil burning steam locomotive built in 1954 by the Vulcan Foundry Limited, which was a British locomotive builder sited at Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire England. The beautifully restored J549 is owned and operated by the Victorian Goldfields Railway and operates the tourist railway service between the central Victorian historical towns of Castlemaine, Muckleford & Maldon. (Victoria is a state of Australia).
An oasis in the Syrian desert, Palmyra was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Greek-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences.
Palmyra prospered in ancient times as a caravan staging post, primarily due to its location on one of the main ancient routes from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates and to markets further east including those on the Silk Route.
The ancient monuments captured by me in these images at Palmyra have since been severely damaged or completey destroyed by the devastating civil war in Syria.