Rabot XIII Ghent by jhm (131862)
batalay (34109) 2014-04-19 19:06
Ghent, like Bruges, appears to be a veritable living museum. I like very much the juxtaposition of the very old and the very new. You had excellent light to produce this photo, and of course the composition is superb.
Warm regards, John, enjoy Sunday.
MAXXI by Romano46 (15644)
batalay (34109) 2014-04-19 18:59
The photo, featuring the reflection in the giant window, is a first class architectural portrait. But complemented by a highly informative note, it is also a first class Trekearth package. I was amused by the "ten years that it took to build the museum, a period corresponding to six changes of the National Government.
Goodbye for a while by mirosu (10942)
batalay (34109) 2014-04-19 18:54
What a sharp and colorful image of the A330 climbing into the wild blue sky. During the past week I flew in a similar plane from Washington, DC to Los Angeles, then from Los Angeles back to Washington, only to board another A330 to Istanbul. (I each city I gave a lecture.)
Have a productive time on your trip, and return home safely.
Stormy Liverpool by Kamilutka (6719)
batalay (34109) 2014-04-19 18:45
Both the weather and the skyline surprised me in seeing this photo, but I guess neither should. It's been a very long time since the last time I saw Liverpool. The photo depicts a living museum, with buildings spanning several hundred years. The note is gift for Trekearth members like me who like a complete package.
Hidden... by elenimavrandoni (11929)
batalay (34109) 2014-04-19 18:41
At the outset, happy Easter to you. The stone-built church is nestled between the thick foliage, with the rugged rocks providing the backdrop.
I did not expect you to make it all from San Diego to Pasadena, but the talk on April 12 turned out well. The Norton Simon Museum's officials were happy with the turnout, just as I was. Just a few days later, I made my way to Istanbul, where I gave a talk on April 18.
Charming mill by Didi (53355)
batalay (34109) 2014-04-19 18:35
Salam my good friend, Didi,
The panoramic view of the old mill is beautifully depicted in your photo, and complemented by a very good note. The blossoms on the bushes date the season effectively, frequently a good aspect of fresh photos on Trekearth.
Have a good Sunday,
Duomo Milano by siamak12 (8)
batalay (34109) 2014-04-19 18:30
First welcome to Trekearth. You have made your debut with a pair of good photos. I especially like your photo of the Duomo of Milano, which is close to my heart. Leonardo da Vinci lived in the city for two decades and must have seen the structure daily.
Press Button A by willperrett (5146)
batalay (34109) 2014-04-19 18:22
Such a poignant photo and note, a first class piece of photojournalism. But your remark,"It will never be inhabited again." Never is a very long time. In England where it is frequently the forces of tradition, rather than the forces of physics that hold up buildings, this will revert back a thriving area. My guess is that this will take place by 2543.