Art Photography

Photography is a wonderful art form that allows us to capture the beauty of the world. With a camera, we can capture moments that would otherwise be forgotten and tell stories that would otherwise go unheard. Photography is also a way of expressing ourselves, sharing our perspective and unleashing our creativity. Photography is more than just a hobby, it's a passion.

Buddha's footprint

Buddha's footprint in Vat Phou - Laos

Buddha's footprint in Vat Phou

Buddha's footprint is a Buddhist symbol that is shaped like an imprint of Gautama Buddha's foot. There are two forms: natural, as found in stone or rock, and man-made. Many of the 'natural' footprints are recognised as not being the actual footprints of the Buddha, but rather replicas or representations of them, which can be regarded as cetiya (Buddhist relics). Approximately 3,000 footprints of the Buddha can be found throughout Asia and date from different eras.  Buddhist art is visual art that has arisen in connection with Buddhism. It includes depictions of Gautama Buddha, important Buddhist figures from history and mythology, narrative scenes from their lives, mandalas and physical objects associated with Buddhist practice, such as vajras, bells, stupas and Buddhist temple architecture. Buddhist art has its origins in the north of the Indian subcontinent, in present-day India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The earliest traditions date from a few centuries after the historical life of Siddhartha Gautama from the 6th to 5th century BC. 

Mural at Moti Chowk - City Palace, Udaipur

Mural at Moti Chowk - City Palace, Udaipur - Rajasthan

Mural at Moti Chowk

In the historic battle of Haldighati, in June 1576, the kingdom of Mewar fought against the attacking Mughals. Maharana Pratap, King of Mewar, rode into battle on his famous favourite horse Chetak. On the other side, the general of the Mughal emperor Akbar, Man Singh, rode on an elephant and wore golden armour and a helmet with a plume of feathers.
Mewar was one of the Rajput kingdoms that existed in India in the north-west of the present-day state. Its capital was the fort of Chittor in Mewar. The Rajputs were a Hindu warrior clan belonging to the land of Rajasthan, and the word 'Rajput' itself literally means 'son of the king', as the people were known for their valour. Mewar is the only dynasty in Rajasthan that opposed the Mughals to the best of its ability and was so proud of its blood that it did not marry any of its royal daughters to Mughals. They made a treaty with the Mughals on the condition that there would never be a marriage between the two. While other neighbouring Rajputs bowed to the Mughals, Mewar had no choice but to ensure his security by building forts. The most famous fortress is Chittorgarh. 

Indigo Hotel

Glass art at Indigo Warsaw - Poland

Glass art at Indigo

Hotel Indigo Warsaw is located in a historic residential building at the entrance to the fashionable Nowy Świat street. Surrounded by theatres, museums, unusual stories, trendy restaurants and chilled out places, the hotel is perfectly connected to every part of the city. Hotel Indigo offers old and new in the heart of Warsaw's trendy Nowy Swiat district. The boutique hotel combines chic, modern design with historic architecture. The hotel is just a few steps away from Nowy Swiat Street and a short walk from the charming Old Town. You can discover fascinating art across the street at the National Museum and stroll to performances at the towering Palace of Culture and Science. The hotel itself is decorated with taste, style and atmosphere. A fascinating art object made of coloured and differently sized glass spheres floats from the high ceiling in the reception area.

Bangkok Graffiti Wall

Bangkok Graffiti Wall - Thailand

Bangkok Graffiti Wall

A festival called "Buk Ruk" was held for street art. Artists from Thailand and overseas displayed their masterpieces on the walls, which were interesting and unique.

The bell tower of Rezo Gabriadze in Tbilisi

The Bell Tower - Georgia

The Bell Tower in Tbilisi

One of the main attractions in Tbilisi, Georgia, is a huge leaning bell tower built in 2010 by Rezo Gabriadze. There you can see the biggest and the smallest clock in the city. At the end of every hour, an angel comes out of the beautifully painted door and rings the bells with a small hammer. A larger door opens only twice a day, at 12:00 and 19:00. Tourists can see an entertaining show when the second door opens. It is a mini puppet theatre and shows "The Cycle of Life".
In the Old Town, on Shavtelidze Street, next to the bell tower is Rezo Gabriadze's theatre. Rezo Gabriadze is a painter, theatre director, writer and also a sculptor. In 1981, he founded the Puppet Theatre in Tbilisi, which conquered the hearts of the audience from the first performances and now travels around the world 

Wat Rong Khun - White Temple - Thailand

Wat Rong Khun - White Temple

Just outside the city of Chiang Rai near Chiang Mai lies the breathtaking white temple Wat Rong Khun. Wat Rong Khun is one of the most modern temples in Thailand. This temple jewel was created by the Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who financed the construction of the white temple himself and with the help of donations. The artist had deliberately avoided major donors. The history of this work of art began with its construction in 1997 and it is currently one of the most famous sights in northern Thailand.

Weeping Window, Hull Maritime Museum

Weeping Window, Hull Maritime Museum - United Kingdom

Weeping Window

A sculpture of thousands of handmade ceramic poppies has been erected in Hull to commemorate the fallen of the First World War. "Weeping Window" was presented in the Maritime Museum as part of the Capital of Culture celebrations. The building in the city centre, the former Dock Offices, tells the story of Hull's seafarers. The location was chosen to highlight the sacrifices made by the Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy. The building in Queen Victoria Square witnessed many of the key events of the First World War in Hull. Weeping Window is part of the poppy installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which was created to mark the centenary of the First World War and was originally on display at the Tower of London in 2014. Each poppy in the original exhibition represented a death in the British Armed Forces during the 1914-18 war, totalling 888,246. Artist Paul Cummings and designer Tom Piper created the Weeping Window installation.