Take a walk around this beautiful, eco-friendly building in the middle of the city.
The Beitou Branch of the Taipei Public Library is one of Taiwan’s first sustainable construction projects. Its beautiful wooden interior is reminiscent of the design style that was developed during Japan’s occupation of Taiwan (1895-1945), when thousands of buildings were constructed of timber fell from the island’s forests.
I would love to visit more often, if it weren’t situated far out in the north of the city. Picking a summer weekend to visit was probably not the cleverest idea either because it was ridiculously crowded and hot.
The library is situated inside Beitou Park, which is a lovely place to spend a slow afternoon with your favorite book and camera.
Travel back in time and see places around Europe, Middle East, and North America as they were more than a century ago through these photochroms from the Photochrom Prints Collection of the Library of Congress.
Some months ago the wonderful city of Matera, chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2019, hosted an exhibit featuring the works of an important Italian social photographer: Pepi Merisio, who had also donated all photos shown to the local public library. To pay homage to this great artist, I have selected a series of photos that I took in this place last summer. Take a look!
Paris is an amazing city full of beautiful, scenic locations. From the jardin des Tuileries to the iconic colonnes de Buren, take a walk through Paris with photos taken using the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
Long before people huddled in front of computers, reading was a community and solitary pastime. Libraries—from the high walls of Trinity College in Dublin to writers' cozy studios—were central to this literary tradition.