Montag, 27. August 2012

Capo Caccia (Sardinia, Italy)

Impressively, the rocks fall around the Capo Caccia in the north west of Sardinia into the sea. In the white limestone cliffs, there are many caves that can be admired both above and under water (diving).


The sun and the reflection of the rocks painted this wonderful spectacle of the sea.

Sonntag, 26. August 2012

"Une nuit chaude à Bonifacio" (Corsica)

The temperature of more than 30 degrees made this very nice evening at the south end of Corsica in Bonifacio really hot. At the end of our two-week diving trip in Sardinia and Lavezzi Islands we had our Farewell Dinner in "La Cantina" at the harbour of Bonifacio. Besides a delicious Corsican food, we also have the flair of Bonifacio and the dance-show performances and a juggling group enjoyed.
This place is one of those magical places to which one it always drags.

The next picture shows the harborside with the sunset in the background.

 Alluding to Asterix...

Some sweets guarded by a pirate.

Some lovely details found at the restaurant "La Cantina".

The dancers and drummers of the performace group were colorfully dressed and offered a spectacular show.

Alghero - Sardinia (Italy)

Alghero is situated in the northwest of Sardinia. It was founded in the 11th Century by the Genoese. 300 years later the Catalans conquered the town of Alghero and developed the fortress. Until today the influence of the Catalans is visible. The streets and the places often wear Catalan name and the Catalan flag is everywhere present.

These horse-drawn wagon can be rented for having a ride through the town.

The promenade of the fortress invites you to linger....

There are also some old "missiles".

Donnerstag, 2. August 2012

Art of comics and graffiti

Comics are part of the Belgium culture, such chocolate and beer. Passionate comic friends can follow the Brussels comic trail. Some of the streets and museums of Brussels contains a lot of comic treasures waiting to be discovered.

Palais Royal (Koninklijk Paleis) (Brussels)

The Palais Royal is the official residence of the Belgian Monarach. The palace was built in the 19th century. The interior can only be visited from the end of July to the beginning of September. The rooms are reflecting the royal splendor. These days a lot of people were using the opportunity to visit this beautiful palace.

Around the palace you find some statues like this of the Monarch Leopold II (King from 1865 to 1909)
The interior impresses with very big chandeliers, huge paintings, gilded objects and all these very detailed rooms which are typical.

Mittwoch, 1. August 2012

Atomium (Brussels)

Visiting the Atomuim in Brussels was one of our childhood dreams and now we did it. The monument of an iron crystal was built in 1958 because of the world exhibition in Brussels. The height of the Atomium is more than 100 m and every ball has a diameter of 18 m. From the top the view to Brussels is really fantastic. But not only the view is spectatcular to go through the tunnels from one ball to another is also an adventure.