Grand Bazaar Istanbul : carpets, turkish delights, jewellery, cafes, antique shops

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with 65 streets and 5,500 shops, and attracts around 300 000 visitors daily. You can find there all sorts of products ; carpets, jewellery, turkish delights, spices, leather goods, antique shops, narghile, embroideries, hand-make ceramics etc… and you’ll find cafés here and there to rest because this is huge and you can walk hours inside.

It has been an important trading center since the 15th century, and has been hugely extended during the 16th century.

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9:00 – 19:00. Closed Sundays and bank holidays.

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Amazing Taipei Taiwan : Night Market, Food, People, Street Life, Temples, Hotels

Taipei is the amazing capital of Taiwan, with 7 million people.  It is at the same time modern and traditional : leader in new technology, Taipei has kept as well its traditions, religion, temple and culture.

In Taipei you are really in a Chinese atmosphere, but at the same time, it has Western influences which make your travel easy and convenient. People are very welcoming and most of them speak well english. Taxis are honest in general and not expensive for a modern city. The subway is very convenient and can bring you anywhere. You can find all kind of food, at a very good quality for the price.

In this article, you will see many aspects of the city : the night markets and the authentic food they serve, the dynamic street life, the temples and their traditional architecture, some hotels, and the unique 101 Tower.

I selected my best 40 pictures to give you a good idea of this great city!

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Splendid Longshan Temple in Taipei at Night

Mengjia Longshan Temple was built in Taipei in 1738 by settlers from Fujian. It is seen as an emblematic example of Taiwanese classical architecture.

Located in the center of the city, this temple is always busy, Taiwanese people being attached to their Buddhist tradition. They come to pray Buddha, pay respect to their ancestors, burn incense, and reading their future with the fortune sticks (Kau Cim).

I went to take pictures at dusk, this is a magic moment where you can feel the vibrations, and I hope that you will feel them by watchings the photos…

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Sony A7RII, Thailand : Movie Stars, Models, Landscapes, Beach resorts, Skyscrapers

I’ve just bought the new Sony A7RII and I am testing it in order to make a review on Youtube. Before finishing the test I’m gonna post right now the pictures that I take everyday. So I will update this post several times a week with my new pictures.

I had previously the Sony A7R, I was very satisfied of it, that’s why I was sure that I would like the New A7RII even more with the new features : contrast and phase detection autofocus, in-body stabilisation, 42 megapixels sensor, 4k video shooting ect.

I will be able of course to use all the FE lenses that I have : FE55mmF1.8 , FE35mmF2.8 , FE16-35mmF4 . the 2 first lenses don’t have the optical stabilisation which was a problem when I was taking videos. now, with the in-body stabilisation, my videos will look better and I won’t need to stabilise them in iMovie .

Let’s have a look a the pictures now!

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Dhavara Boutique Hotel Vientiane Downtown Laos

The Davhara Hotel is a recently build (2014) luxurious boutique hotel in the center of Vientiane, Laos. Very good location, close to Nam Phu, a neighbourhood with many cool cafes, restaurants and shops. At the same time, it is closed to the mekong river and the night market. From the hotel you can go almost anywhere by walking if you like that or you can find a tuk-tuk very easily .

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Rome, Italy : People, Landmarks, Monuments, Tourism

I visited Rome a few days in April 2015. This is the best period for tourism : nice weather and not too much tourists.
The city is amazing for its history, shopping, restaurants and of course ice-screams ! Walking in Rome is an experience full of surprises ; each streets will lead you to a “piazza” with a beautiful monument or a charming venue.
You can see below the pictures and I hope you’ll enjoy the visit!

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EMQUARTIER Shopping Mall Phrom Phong Bangkok Thailand

The new prestigious shopping mall in Bangkok is divided into 3 buildings : The Helix Quartier, The Waterfall Quartier and the Glass Quartier. They have their own style and original design. It is situated on Sukhumvit BTS Phrom Phong.

You will find the usual brands you are used to, but as well some original shops for decoration, make-up, jewellery and food.

Visit the mall with my video below and enjoy the pictures!

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