"@paradores Nacionales", a luxury hotel chain on the most privileged locations and historic buildings around Spain. 🏰
El parador de Baiona, A medieval fortress, stands on top of Monterreal Peninsula overlooking the calmed bay. It is, without a doubt, one of the most stunning places of Galicia. #galiciacalidade#watercolor ☕❤🖋 Eat | Travel | Sketch | Coffee | Love
This week I got to visit some places I’ve wanted to see for years. After WWII, there were some border changes between Russia and the Baltic States and some territories which were in Latvia and Estonia until the 1940s, ended up as part of Russia. These territories formerly in southern Estonia are also one-half of the homeland of the local indigenous Seto people, who are connected to my research on the Lutsi community of Latvia. A few weeks ago an opportunity appeared to visit these and other places in Russia and so I jumped at the opportunity. Here I am at the beautiful 14th century Izborsk Fortress (though the original fortified structures here date to much earlier).
Башня жилая № 2 находится в Итум-Калинском районе (бывшее с. Це-Калой), стоит на высокой горе (1646 м). Она четырехэтажная и ориентирована стенами по сторонам света. Кровельное покрытие отсутствует (обвалилось) Северная стена тоже отсутствует.
The Fort of Our Lady of Grace is located in the village of Alcáçova, north of the town of Elvas, Portugal. Construction began in 1763 and it lasted almost 30 years (ended in 1792). It was undefeated in war, and is unrivaled in gorgeous starfortery. Today it is classified as UNESCO World Heritage site.