Architecture, art, travel

An art installation in Bordeaux. 

This art installation, named Le miroir de l’eau, placed across from Place de la Bourse and designed by landscape artist Michel Corajoud is composed of about 2 cm of water which alternates in depth and rhythm, creating beautiful reflections of the heavens, the architecture and the children whom run around as if they are walking on clouds. I’m pretty sure the pictures on my Leica are muchhhh better… when I get home. 

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Architecture, Places

Places: Mosteiro de Alcobaca 

Mosteiro de Alcobaca is a world Heritage Unesco site, and it is a an architectural wonder filled with a mystical feeling that is exuded from every carved detail on stone. It holds the tombs of D.Pedro and D. Ines de Castro, ( the greatest love story ever) which I explained here. Whenever I am around the area I always go back to feel this unique wonder. Here are some pictures. 

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food, Places, travel

Restaurant: Le Tanjia, Marrakech, Morocco.

On one of the nights, I had dinner at this restaurant called Le Tanjia. It’s right in the centre of the medina, just a few alleys away from the main square. The food was good, but what I really loved was the setting, the architecture and the view. Here are a few pictures.

 

 

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Architecture, inspiration, travel

The Symbolism of the Colourful Tiles: Morroccan Architecture

Moroccan architecture is known for their vivid and colourful design. But what do they mean?  After some research I found that:  The Blue represents Sky, Heaven, Water and Protection; The White represents cleanness, good luck, beauty and femininity. Red is female, sexuality, fertility, childbirth and also relates to a happy marriage. Green relates with the Muslim interpretation of heaven  (a green oasis), and lastly Yellow relates to gold, wealth, sun and protection. The colour symbolism of each is not very different from our own colour symbolisms. However, when we observe these colourful and beautiful tiles, combining these colours in unique ways, it is important to remember what they mean and the complex message that they really convey.

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food, Places

Places: Sushic at Palácio do Chiado

Last night I went for sushi at this beautifully restored palace with crystal chandeliers, exquisite details and frescoes on the walls. The palace now has bars and various small restautants that function as a sort of self service market, with multiple tables scattered various rooms. But the sushi restaurant, on the top floor is independent. Here are some pictures of this gorgeous place. 












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