Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Friday, August 31, 2018

From the bottom of the sea.

In 1626, the Vasa ship sank and remained 333 years on the bottom of the sea. But in 1961 the Vasa was rescued totally preserved and today it is the main attraction at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm.
Photo by Hely Lima for The National Geographic

Thursday, August 30, 2018

THE DOMUS AUREA!

The Domus Aurea is a enormous complex built by the Emperor Nero in the center of ancient Rome, after the great fire in 64 AD. It is
so huge that it will take a lot of years to be excavated completely. It is a marvel of architecture even in our days.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

FACE TRANSPLANT!

Face transplants are common now. It's wonderful for the people who had their faces disfigured by accidents or diseases
Photo by The National Geographic

IT'S NOT A BUILDING!

It is not a building but a ship docked on one of the canals of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

They were beautiful in life...

...and they were beautiful in death! Princess Grace and Marilyn Monroe.

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Venice Biennial

At the Korean Pavilion, Venice Biennial 2011, a modern version of La Pietà, by a Korean artist.

The heart of a dog!


Thursday, August 23, 2018

THE VENEZUELANS!

Venezuelans walk across Simón Bolívar bridge into Cúcuta, Colombia. Some of the thousands of refugees who cross the border every day have been traveling for months, having sold nearly all their belongings before their journey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG KAHN- National Geographic.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN CAVES IN GUADIX, GRANADA, SPAIN!

For Chilean photographer Tamara Merino, who has been photographing cave-dwellers around the world, it’s the history and the raw relationship between the landscape and its inhabitants that interested her most. “I've always been fascinated by the way humans relate to the land and environment and how it impacts their lives,” says Merino.
Source: National Geographic

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

THE DEADLY FORCE OF WILMA!

When Wilma, the hurricane, struck Fort Lauderdale, Florida, nothing escaped her deadly force. Even the traffic lights succumbed her fury.

A BAROQUE GEM!

Gone was the time they built a beautiful building. Although the modern architecture can be stunning, the workmanship of an old  ba
roque building from centuries ago is breathtaking. Dresden has a lot of precious gems to offer.

Monday, August 20, 2018

The Fantastic Hadrian Villa.

The emperor Hadrian disliked the palaces in Rome and he decided to build a villa in Tivoli, which that time
was called Tibur. Hadrian villa is large with many pools, baths, fountains and classical Greek architecture.

Mongooses Vs Rats!

When the mongooses were intentionally introduced to the Hawaiian islands, the idea was to control the rat population. As it turns out, the rats are nocturnal and the mongooses diurnos

Sunday, August 19, 2018

FEELING LIKE THE ANIMALS FEEL!

In Paris, France, a campaign to raise funds for the animals. People pay a fee to be caged and therefore to feel how the animals feels in a cage.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL IN BERLIN!

It's composed of 2711 rectangular concrete block. People have applauded the location of the memorial, the area acted as the administrative center of Hitler's killing machine.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Like the Phoenix Dresden arose from its ashes!

Dresden was a cultural landmark and had no strategic significance. The American and British bombing of Dresden was, according to some critics, unjustifiable. The city could  be spared like Rome, Paris and Kyoto.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

NOSTALGIE! NOSTALGIE!

Em uma era de alta tecnologia, painéis solares, carros de auto-condução, conquista do espaço, é tão nostálgico para ver e antigo posto de gasolina. Este é em Laguna Beach, Cal.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

YOU ARE NOT IN ENGLAND!

Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a beautiful Mediterranean village, one of the few places in the French Riviera which is not too hilly. Maybe, because of this became a great resort for retirement mainly for English people. Every Sunday during the spring and summer a typical English band performs on the main square.

THE PARASOL OF SEVILLE!

The Metropol Parasol, also known as Las Setas de la Encarnación is a structure completely done by wood, a magnificent example of modern architecture. It's was designed by Jurgen Mayer, a german architect. It harbors a museum, a huge supermarket, several restaurants and a promenade on the top from where one can see superb views of the Seville.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

THE GODDESS BASTET!

 In Egypt, Bastet or the cat godd
ess was a symbol of grace and poise. She became the symbol of protection, fertility and motherhood. People were punished severely for harming cats.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Bologna, city of towers!

Bologna is the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in the north of Italy.  The many square, the Piazza Maggiore is surrounded
by building with arched colonnades and medieval structures. Bologna is also famous for its high towers which in the past looked like a landscape of New York City.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

THE KING OF SURFING!

Duke Kahanamoku was a native Hawaiian who popularized the ancient sport of surfing all over the world! He was also an Olympic swimming medalist. On Waikiki beach  ( Hawaii)
there is a statue of him.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Metamorphosis



From a solid rock to a building, are how some constructions are done in Villefranche-Sur-Mer, French Riviera.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

The gem of the Amalfi Coast.

Encrusted on the mountains like a gem is Positano in the Amalfi Coast (Italy) A serene and romantic place where the time stand still.
Photo: Hely Lima/ Your shot National Geographic.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

A DRIED RIVER!

A dried river? Yes.The City of Parma  in the Italy's Emilia-Romagna is famous for it University, the cheese and the Parma ham. Its buildings are Romanesque
style.

THE BEAUTIFUL TUSCANY, ITALY

The landscape of Tuscany is breathtaking!
It will be so sad if the craziness of men destroy  it!

Monday, August 06, 2018

DRESDEN, REBORN FROM THE ASHES!

http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/12568704/
Like the bird Phoenix, Dresden was bombed during the WW2, but reborn from the ashes.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

ZOMBIE BOY IS DEAD!

He tattooed his entire body from head to toe. He was known as Zombie Boy. He died two days ago at age 32.
Source: The Nw York Times.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

GARCIA LORCA, A MARTIR OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR!

Statue of Garcia Lorca, a great poet,  in Madrid, assassinated by the Spanish Nationalists in 1936.

Friday, August 03, 2018

THE POPE AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY!

I am not catholic. I am an atheist. But I can appreciate what this new Pope are doing to bright
up the mind of some people.
CNNPope Francis changed the Catholic Church's stance on the death penalty, saying it's never admissible and the church will work to end it around the world. The church now says capital punishment "is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person."

Thursday, August 02, 2018

WHAT GAUGUIN SAW ON THE PACIFIC ISLANDS!

It's very difficut to capture what Gauguin saw non the pacific Islands. This is Hana, a section of the Maui Island, Hawaii. The shades of green, purple, blue...

The Enchanted Taormina, Sicily.

Photo by me, published by the National Geographic. 
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

FLORENCE BY ME!

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