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The Venice of the North By Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ So many Venices in the World! Before booking my trip to Russia, I had no clue that Peter the Great wanted the city he founded, Saint Petersburg, to look like Venice, … Continue reading

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Qiong Wang – Morocco Series #2 – Fes Fes, one of the four royal cities in Morocco, is famous for its rich culture and history. The old medina is like the sacred labyrinth of the moors. Hundreds of uneven narrow … Continue reading

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  Between Sea and Sky Elodie Pauwels Taormina in Sicily is a corner of paradise, especially when you discover it before the busy tourist season starts. It is perched 200 meters above the Ionian Sea and surrounded by small mountains. … Continue reading

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Morocco Log #1 Qiong Wang Stepping straight onto the tarmac of Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport after a 6 hour flight with the Royal Air Morocco, I am officially on the continent of Africa! The reputation of Casablanca would be … Continue reading

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In the Middle of Paris France Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ The Saint-Jacques Tower, with its flamboyant gothic style, is located in the middle of Paris. It is all that remains of a church built in the 16th century and demolished during … Continue reading

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  Nan Pang Machu Picchu is arguably the most famous historical ruin not just in Peru, but in the Americas. Since the re-discovery of this Inca citadel by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, this iconic lost city in the sky has been … Continue reading

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  Qiong Wang Philadelphia is renowned for being the City of Brotherly Love and the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence, but, in my experience, people in this city seem to have a lot of appreciation for art. From an … Continue reading

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  Pretty Seasonal Colors Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com “The falling leaves drift by the window, the autumn leaves of red and gold…” Here we go again, fall has arrived, with its bright and warm colors. Who does not love walking around … Continue reading

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  The Old City of Quebec Qiong Wang Quebec is an authentic city of rich history, vibrant art, and French culture. It was my first visit to this old city, and I was pleasantly impressed. Quebec means “the narrowing of … Continue reading

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A Day in the Gulf of Kotor, Montenegro Elodie Pauwels I have recently spent a few days in Dubrovnik, Croatia. One of the highlights of my trip was a one-day trip to Montenegro, since it was not planned and I … Continue reading

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Qiong Wang One World Trade Center semi-visible under a veil of clouds on an overcast morning: this is what the Manhattan skyline looks like from 15 Exchange Place, Jersey City. I bet it is not often that one gets to … Continue reading

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Beaune in Burgundy, France Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com Beaune is one of the wine capitals of my country, and is known for its Hospices and its famous roof made of glazed tiles (which you can glimpse in the 50-year old comedy, La … Continue reading

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  Wuhan University Qiong Wang Wuhan University, founded in 1893, is regarded as one of the most beautiful university campuses in China. Set by the peaceful East Lake, surrounding the Luojia Mountain, the campus spreads over 900 acres in the … Continue reading

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Pretty Old Carved Stones in France Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com   Don’t you like to observe the details of finely carved stones and try to feel the history behind it? Here are a few examples of those that I liked the … Continue reading

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Qiong Wang Las Ruinas y Las Piramides This was my first visit to Mexico, and my first visit to the Yucatán peninsula, which must be a magical land. Despite a plan for every detail on the trip, things started to … Continue reading

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Winter’s Beauty

Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com Winter has come! Winter is probably the best time of the year to take black and white pictures, especially when the sky is cloudy. Frost on a window in the utility room, frozen leaves in the garden … Continue reading

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Shaoxing—the Venice in the East Qiong Wang During my recent trip to China, Shaoxing was a pleasant surprise. The city sits nicely over a complex water canal system, woven together by stone bridges. Until today, local residents inside the old … Continue reading

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  The Vendée Globe Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com Les Sables d’Olonne is a French town located by the Atlantic Ocean and is particularly known for being the start and finish points of the “Vendée Globe.” This is a non-stop round the … Continue reading

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Qiong Wang One amazing thing about New York City is that it is never the same experience whenever you step out onto the streets. You will always witness different details, even if you are walking on the same street, at … Continue reading

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