The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926).
Construction on Sagrada Família is not supported by any government or official church sources. Private patrons funded the initial stages. Money from tickets purchased by tourists is now used to pay for the work, and private donations are accepted through the Friends of the Sagrada Família.
The construction budget for 2009 was €18 million.
Paphos is a city on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Inhabited since Neolithic times, it has several sites relating to the cult of goddess Aphrodite, whose mythical birthplace was at Old Paphos (Kouklia). New Paphos is the modern city that incorporates the harbor, and the ancient ruins of tombs, fortresses, theaters and villas at Paphos Archaeological Park.
The villas within the archaeological park have mosaics depicting scenes from Greek mythology. Burial chambers at the Tomb of the Kings date to the 4th century B.C. Nearby, Agia Solomoni Church has catacombs and 12th-century frescoes. Once a Byzantine fort, Paphos Castle guards the town’s harbor. Agia Paraskevi is a 5-domed Byzantine church in Yeroskipou. Paphos’ resort district, Kato, has sand and shingle beaches, and there are further resorts along the coast. At Old Paphos, Aphrodite’s Rock is a sea stack where, reputedly, the goddess emerged from the sea.
The underground tombs, many of which date back to the 4th century BC, are carved out of solid rock, and are thought to have been the burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats and high officials up to the third century AD (the name comes from the magnificence of the tombs; no kings were in fact buried here). Some of the tombs feature Doric columns and frescoed walls. Archaeological excavations are still being carried out at the site. The tombs are cut into the native rock, and at times imitated the houses of the living.
Although the tombs have been known and casually explored for centuries, they were first subjected to systematic excavation in the later 1970s and the 1980s under the direction of Dr Sophocles Hadjisavvas, former Director of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus.
Dr Hadjisavvas is preparating the finds for publication with assistance from the Australian archaeological mission to Paphos.
Part of the importance of the tombs lies in the Paphian habit of including Rhodian amphorae among the offerings in a burial. Through the manufacturing stamps placed on the handles of these amphorae, it is possible to give them a date and, through them, the other material from the same burial.
Pentax K1000 35mm Film Camera Fujicolor Pro 400H The Gibson Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
Test shot prior to adding some flash for a wedding client's wedding portraits.
Crete, Greece's largest island
Nullam ut metus vel sapien rhoncus scelerisque. Nunc vestibulum semper sapien, non malesuada turpis placerat sit amet. Vivamus quis nisi eu nibh fermentum euismod sit amet ac lorem. Maecenas sollicitudin, lorem at consectetur tempor, elit arcu scelerisque nulla, in pharetra enim ex eget purus.
Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia. Etiam tincidunt tincidunt sapien, nec venenatis lectus euismod id. Proin lectus tortor, bibendum vitae tempus vitae, placerat at ex. Aliquam vitae lobortis erat, vitae hendrerit mauris. Suspendisse potenti. Nulla congue vel ligula ut semper.
Shot with Fujifilm X-30 while in Mexico shooting a wedding, post production in Adobe Lightroom. I wanted a ''Miami Vice'' feel to this image when I was editing. Now available as a print in the shop section.
Experimenting with different 35mm films in Ireland. I really need to continue to keep notes. When I toke these shots I wasn't keeping a journal for films and exposures I used.
That time I nearly got smoked by a fire dancer in Mexico while shooting a wedding.
Aenean malesuada mattis volutpat. Nunc molestie neque nec rutrum aliquet. Suspendisse tristique ornare ipsum eget placerat. Sed dignissim finibus ligula, vel porta nisl posuere vitae. Sed in facilisis quam, et ultrices metus. Cras ac imperdiet diam, vel gravida mi. Mauris molestie metus eu lorem lacinia blandit. Integer ut venenatis velit.
Integer facilisis tincidunt odio. Mauris hendrerit ac magna eu vestibulum. Pellentesque mollis eget dolor in tempus. Mauris iaculis vulputate magna, vel rhoncus leo feugiat non. Sed consequat, turpis sed vulputate sodales, magna tellus malesuada nulla, nec euismod sem orci et nulla.