When my buddy in Addis Ababa asked me if I want to go on a trip to Hargeisa, capital of the Republic of Somaliland, I immediately said yes. Seriously, how many chances do you get to visit a country that technically does not existent and is not recognized by the United Nations?Read more "Visiting Somaliland – a country that does not exist"
a reminder of the golden age, originally uploaded by Cåsver. No art trip to Europe is complete without a visit to Florence. Pictured here is the first courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) with the sculpture Putto with Dolphin by Andrea del Verrocchio (1476). A perfect example of the zenith of high renaissance art, the […]Read more "Palazzo Vecchio"
parthenon and erechtheum, originally uploaded by Chez Cåsver. The immortal symbol of Greece and democracy, pinnacle of architecture and art. It is still like a dream too good to be true: Never could I made believe that I have seen the Parthenon and Erechtheum on the Acropolis of Athens with my own eyes!Read more "Acropolis by Night"
vatican – gateway to divinity, originally uploaded by Chez Cåsver. Crossing this gate and you will leave the secular metropolis of Rome into the sacred city of Vatican, the smallest sovereignty state in the world but very probably with the highest density of artistic masterpieces per capita. Without even seeing St Peter’s Basilica or the […]Read more "Gate of Vatican City, St Peter’s Square"
the age of magistic, originally uploaded by Chez Cåsver. The Trevi Fountain in Rome is the largest Baroque fountain and probably one of the most famous in the world, as it was crowned by films such as “La Dolce Vita” by Federico Fellini, and “Roman Holiday” starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.Read more "Trevi Fountain"