Few people consider Germany as a destination for a tropical getaway. Fewer still would expect an abandoned airfield to be home to sandy beaches, over 600 varieties of tropical plants, and exotic animals like flamingos, turtles, and peacocks.
Wet plate photography, also known as “collodion humide,” is a traditional photography technique that uses a glass plate to produce a negative image printed on albumen paper. Michaël Tirat, a long-time student of the technique, decided to take his art out of the studio and out into the streets.
Off the island of Crete in Greece, the crumbling remains of Spinalonga Island hold the secrets of a castaway colony from long ago. Spinalonga was initially constructed as a fortress to protect the Port of Olous in the early 1700s. With its steep walls and impenetrable defenses, it remained under Venetian control long after the Ottomans conquered the rest of Crete.
While most European tourists can be seen wandering the cobblestone streets of cities like Frankfurt and Paris with expensive cameras in tow, Ohio-born artist Danny Hawk takes a different approach. Using traditional watercolor paints and his sketchbook, he captures the beauty of Europe’s classic architecture and beautiful landscapes en plein air.
Paris, the capital of France, is a travel destination on almost every bucket list – and for good reason. The city of the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral is also the fashion capital of the world and is brimming with history, art, and culture. This cosmopolitan city offers everything from world-renowned museums and art galleries to delicious food and drinks that you will not soon forget!
The rolling Tuscan hillside is known for its vineyards, scenic landscapes, and artistic legacy. One of its better-kept secrets sits just outside the small village of Saturnia on the grounds of an old mill. For centuries, locals and visitors alike have flocked to the Cascate del Mulino, a beautiful, cascading thermal spring in the charming Italian Province of Grosseto.
The decorated and acclaimed cinematographer, theatrical director, producer, and scriptwriter behind the movies “The Favourite,” “The Lobster,” and “Dogtooth,” Yorgos Lanthimos, can now add Vogue Greece and Gucci fashion photographer to his impressive resume.
Located less than 1,000 feet from Greece’s famed Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum in Athens offers a panoramic view of the very archaeological sites from which its exhibits came. Designed by modern architects Bernard Tschumi and Michael Photiadis, the 150,000-square-foot property holds more than 3,000 artifacts from the ancient Athenian citadel known as the Acropolis.
On the southern coast of Iceland, near the tiny fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal, loom the enormous basalt stacks of Reynisfjara, keeping watch over one of the world’s most beautiful black sand beaches.
The Cyclades are some of the most well-known islands in the world. Dotting the Aegean Sea in Greece with their small whitewashed houses, rugged cliffs, golden beaches, and breathtaking landscapes, they are a highly-favored destination for travelers from across the globe. At the southwestern-most point of the Cyclades, between Athens and Crete, lies the island of Milos – a hidden gem with a story to tell.