From Heritage

Catalan Modernisme: In Search of a National Architecture

“The straight line belongs to man, the curved line belongs to God” -Antoni Gaudí Since the very beginning, even before the actual word was coined, architecture has been influenced by nature. Whether leveraging existing resources like caves to protect ourselves from the elements, to using the universal laws of physics that govern everything in this…

Gyeong-bokgung, Reminder of a Great Heritage

The wonderful thing about Korean Architecture is that without obliterating its own principles of geomancy – the art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously, based on geomagnetism- it reflects the strong influence of the cultures, religions and nations that once controlled the region. On my previous post, we saw how Koreans adapted…

I’m blogging because…

I’m a photographer (among other things) and the main reason I became one, more than 30 years ago, is my love for nature and wildlife, also the reason I became a biologist. As we all know we plan our lives and many times we get sidetracked by destiny, well in all these past years, besides being a photographer, I’ve been a scientist, a history teacher, a journalist, TV producer, and PR professional, and ironically I have taken more pictures of places, cities, buildings and people than nature…it is just the way things happen. In the last couple of years I’ve…