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Promenade du Paillon

Les Champs Numeriques: Nice’s Promenade du Paillon

Nice’s Coulée Verte – or, loosely translated, ‘Green Corridor’ – replaces two monumental, aspirational but irredeemably ugly brutalist structures; its central bus station (Gare Routiere) and a spectacularly hideous public car park....

Bow underpass, Adams & Sutherland

Bow flyover: who would have thought?

Congratulations to my friends and clients,  Adams & Sutherland architects, winners of the Architect of the Year Awards 2012 in the Public Realm category. Above, the underpass at Bow flyover in...

Fountain, Louvre

Fountains, frozen, the Louvre Paris

And not a drop to drink… This edit was inspired by an extremely severe bout of winter flu during which I lay parched and feverish with my tongue stuck to...

Place Magenta, Nice

A little drop…of belle epoque

Although the Carré d’Or lacks the almost medieval charm of Vieux Nice, its turn of the (19th) century architecture has its own appeal. At left, the Boulangerie Multari, a chain...

Interior, Dome of the Russian Church, Sanremo

From Russia with Love

The domes of La Chiesa di Cristo Salvatore, Santa Caterina Martire e San Serafino di Sarov (Church of Christ the Savior, St. Catherine the Martyr and St. Serafin de Sarov)...

La Coupole d'Or

Notre Dame de la Garde, Marseille: The Good Mother

The ornate gold mosaic is typical of (Neo) Byzantine architecture, which was popular during the mid-late 19th century; cf London’s Westminster cathedral. Notre Dame de la Garde (Our Lady of...

Home sweet home

Home sweet home..

This image was shot using a Nikon D200 and an 18-200mm VR lens. Look hard enough and you’ll see some weird distortion on the image. If I didn’t think there...

rooftops

From the belfry

View of the terracotta-tiled roofs of the city from the belfort, or medieval belfry, Bruges....

Dark skies

Shades of the Beguine

Bruges is a strangely sinister little town, with deep houses and twitching net curtains. As the sun sets, shadows lengthen and night begins to fall, a strong sense of the...