Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Skopje

I visited Skopje while suffering from a mild heat stroke. It is a city of tons of statues and seems in transition.

I liked the patterns

the surprisingly modern Mother Teresa museum

"warrior on a horse"



a view of the National Archaeological museum from across the river

it's pretty gutsy to depict breastfeeding in a statue actually


Skopje castle

its old city is an attractive staired warren of Ottoman architecture



Friday, November 25, 2016

Niš


Niš is a little bit of a sombre day trip. Its attractions are an attractive center fortress, a skull tower and a concentration camp.





what's left of the interior gate of the concentration camp





punishment cell

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lepinski Vir

A Mesolithic site moved to an attractive domed museum set in an amazing landscape. The site is known for its distinctive sculpture.


the distinctive mountain across from the site


one of the sculptures

reconstruction of a house

one of the houses

the multiple layers of terracing

successive houses built on top of each other

the Danube


Friday, November 18, 2016

san ignazio di loyola

Famous for its amazing trompe-l'œil dome (not pictured, you've gotta see it in person), it also houses some very visible "incorrupt" saints.



trompe-l'œil


every one of those frames is a relic from a different saint

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rome-fountains

loads of fountains in Rome



Tritone


Egyptian influences



Trevi