In summer 2016, I was exploring the beautiful nature of Slovak mountains around the birth place of a legendary Slovak highwayman, Juraj Jánošík, living in the late 16 and early 17 hundreds. Jánošík has been the main character of many Slovak and Polish legends, novels, poems and films.
“The Church of St Nicholas, the most famous Baroque church in Prague, stands along with the former Jesuit college in the centre of the Lesser Town Square. A Gothic parish church consecrated by Prague Bishop Tobiáš in 1283 stood at the site until 1743; nearby was the Romanesque Rotunda of St Wenceslas, which had been built in memory of the miracle that occurred during the transfer of Wenceslas’ body from Stará Boleslav to Prague Castle, as mentioned in medieval legends. Today’s Church of St Nicholas is one of the most valuable Baroque buildings north of the Alps. Construction lasted approximately one hundred years, and three generations of great Baroque architects – father, son and son-in-law – worked on the church: Kryštof Dientzenhofer, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer and Anselmo Lurago.
The Jesuit Thomas Schwarz built the small and main organs as well as many others in Bohemia. Built in 1745-47, the main organ has over 4,000 pipes up to six metres in length. W. A. Mozart played this organ during his stay in Prague as a guest of the Dušeks.
The Church of St Nicholas is a superb example of High Baroque architecture, a building that astonishes visitors with its size and monumental interior. As the most prominent and distinctive landmark in the Lesser Town, no panoramic view of the city would be complete without its silhouette below Prague Castle.”
Dubai is a city of records. Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf it is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is often one of the dream destinations of people admiring its stunning coast and beaches but also its unique architecture.
I tried to capture the essence of the desert, coast and the cityscape of this exotic place. Visiting the highest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, offers probably the most iconic and impressive view of the city with its surrounding natural sites and many skyscrapers. After a day full of dune bashing, enjoying rich local culture and delicious meals, nothing will charm you more than experiencing the sunset at the Jumeirah beach, right by the Burj Al Arab, the only 7 star hotel in the world. Built in the shape of a sailboat, this third tallest hotel in the world stands on an artificial island connected to the mainland by just a private curving bridge.
Read more about this interesting destination on Wikipedia.