Part 4 of 4 // 720 Minutes (Click the corresponding Parts below to view their albums or click HERE to go back to Vietnam+ photo albums) “…This photo series (720 Minutes), which serves as a 12 hour timeline when viewed together, is broken into five parts of what my typical day was like in Saigon: (1) 8AM early morning walk at my grandma’s neighbourhood; (2a)(2b) 10AM grocery shopping at the local market with my aunt; (3) 1PM buying gifts for relatives back home in Canada; (4) 2-8PM running the home restaurant at night.”
Part 3 of 4 // 720 Minutes (Click the corresponding Parts below to view their albums or click HERE to go back to Vietnam+ photo albums) “…This photo series (720 Minutes), which serves as a 12 hour timeline when viewed together, is broken into five parts of what my typical day was like in Saigon: (1) 8AM early morning walk at my grandma’s neighbourhood; (2a)(2b) 10AM grocery shopping at the local market with my aunt; (3) 1PM buying gifts for relatives back home in Canada; (4) 2-8PM running the home restaurant at night.”
After making a brief pitstop at Zaragoza, we were off to our final destination city, Madrid. The major highlights here were the Prado (no photos were allowed), the Caixa Forum (a unique, “floating” building) and the home stadium of Real Madrid, the Bernabeu.
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Photos from Montjuic Expo site and the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe. Designed in 1929 (but demolished and reconstructed there after), the pavilion is still a timeless example of Modern architecture.
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Perhaps my favorite city thus far has to be Barcelona. From the amazing architecture, the great metro, the multicultural food (I found ramen and sushi houses, which was a rarity in Europe), and the party and waterfront scenes – it has it all. In this album are two of Antonio Gaudi’s famous projects – The Sagrada Familia and the Casa Battlo, both constructed/renovated in the early in 1882 and 1904, respectively. Famous for his organic form finding, Gaudi derived his […]
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After leaving the Meditterannean Sea and the Rivieras behind, the trip continued into France. Our first stop was at a perfume factory (Fragonard) and then to Aix-En-Provence. We later travelled to Avignon to visit the Palais des Papes in Avignon, a giant Medieval castle in which the Pope lived at other than the Vatican. One of the more interesting places of interest in the Southern region of France.
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I would have to say, Nice was definetely nice. Though it was one of the more commercialized cities and somewhat lower points of the trip, having wine on the beach (and those amazing oysters) made up for it. As for Monaco, one of my biggest regrets was not going there in the morning to see the city. Nonetheless I will never forget that feeling of winning 11,000 credits on the 777 machine, thinking it was in Euros!
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One of the days I will never forget was visiting the Italian coastline in the month of November. The UNESCO towns of Monterosso, Vernazza and Manarola, all situated by the Meditteranean was incredibly stunning and warm. And the sunsets off the sea… let’s just say I’ll go back someday.
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Part 3 of 3. Florence, Italy. Photos are from the Duomo climb and the Uffizi Gallery, home of Botocelli’s The Creation of Venus. Bonus photos include pictures of Florence at night as well as some fancy Florentine steak for your tastebuds.
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Florence has become one of my favourite cities. It is a city rich in the finest sculptures, art, architecture, engineering, history, culture, amazing food, – you name it, it has it all. One must make a trip to this magnificent city at least once in their lifetime in order to experience the origin of the Renaissance and where all the prodigies have once came across (from Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Brunelleschi, Botocelli, just to name a few). And of course, […]
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Located in Tuscany about two hours north of Rome is the UNESCO town of San Gimignano. It is often referred to as the Medieval Manhatten because of it’s tall stone spires (the view at the top of the bell tower was incredible). Despite being such a small town, you can find the world’s best-rated Gelato store in 2006/2007 & 2008/2009 here (Gelateri Dondoli). You should also try their famous Vernaccia white wine that can only be found in this region.
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Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, or National Museum of the 21st Century Arts by Zaha Hadid (who also designed the more well known London Olympic’s Aquatic Centre), which was 10 minutes away from the Grand Hotel Fleming. Quite the juxtaposition in terms of the typical Roman architecture as seen in Rome. Pretty bummed that I missed the last call for tickets by 9 minutes, but it was still so worth being able to photograph its interiors
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