Riga (1): St Peter’s Church spire

St Peter’s Church spire and adjacent buildings, Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham

Riga, Latvia photography © Rudolf Abraham

Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham

Absolutely one of my favourite cities anywhere in the world. Shot on a trip to Latvia earlier this year while working on a feature on Riga for Morning Calm magazine.

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Northumberland Coast Path

Northumberland Coast Path (Northumberland Coast AONB), my daughter walking near Chiswick Sands (top) and Goswick Sands (bottom) © Rudolf Abraham

northumberland coast path aonb walking hiking travel

Northumberland Coast Path © Rudolf Abraham

northumberland coast path aonb walking hiking travel

Northumberland Coast Path © Rudolf Abraham

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Shot on a recent visit to Northumberland to re-walk some sections of the Northumberland Coast Path.

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Alpe Adria Trail (9): Nockberge National Park

Two more shots from the beautiful Nockberge mountains in Carinthia, Austria, on the Alpe Adria Trail © Rudolf Abraham

Nockberge National Park, Alpe Adria Trail, photo, photography, Carinthia, Austria copyright Rudolf Abraham

Nockberge National Park, Alpe Adria Trail, Carinthia, Austria © Rudolf Abraham

Nockberge National Park, Alpe Adria Trail, photo, photography, Carinthia, Austria copyright Rudolf Abraham

Nockberge National Park, Alpe Adria Trail, Carinthia, Austria © Rudolf Abraham

Both of these shots are from Stage 15 of the Alpe Adria Trail, in Nockberge National Park (a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve) – one of my favourite sections of the whole route – photographed here after a light dusting of October snow

The Alpe Adria Trail is a 750km hiking route through Austria/Slovenia/Italy, which I’ve just finished writing the first English-language guidebook to, for Bradt.

Nikon D700 & 24/3.5 PC-E

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Évora

Two more images from Évora, Alentejo, Portugal.

Évora, Alentejo, Portugal © Rudolf Abraham

Évora, Alentejo, Portugal © Rudolf Abraham

Évora, Alentejo, Portugal © Rudolf Abraham

Évora, Alentejo, Portugal © Rudolf Abraham

Shot on a recent visit to the Évora region to photograph traditional craftsmen.

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Alpe Adria Trail (8): Wayside shrine

Wayside shrine near the historic town of Gmünd, on the Alpe Adria Trail, Carinthia, Austria. © Rudolf Abraham

Wayside shrine, Carinthia, Austria © Rudolf Abraham

Wayside shrine, Carinthia, Austria © Rudolf Abraham

The Alpe Adria Trail is a 750km hiking route through Austria/Slovenia/Italy, which I’m currently writing the first English-language guidebook to, for Bradt.

Nikon D700 & 24/3.5 PC-E

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Alpe Adria Trail (6): Nockberge Mountains

The Nockberge mountains in Carinthia, Austria, on the Alpe Adria Trail © Rudolf Abraham

Alpe Adria Trail Carinthia Austria Nockberge Mountains National Park photography © Rudolf Abraham

Nockberge Mountains, Austria © Rudolf Abraham

Alpe Adria Trail Carinthia Austria Nockberge Mountains National Park photography © Rudolf Abraham

Millstätter Alpe, Austria © Rudolf Abraham

Nockberge National Park is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Pictured here, mountains reflected in the surface of the Nessbodensee, a small alpine tarn below the Kleiner Rosennock (top), and the so-called ‘Garnet Gate’ on Granattor, Millstätter Alpe, just south of the national park boundary (bottom).

The Alpe Adria Trail is a 750km hiking route through Austria/Slovenia/Italy, which I’m currently writing the first English-language guidebook to, for Bradt.

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Merry Christmas

To all the readers of this blog and Croatian Miscellany – thanks for following – with best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
Millstatter Alpe Adria Trail Austria photography Rudolf Abraham
Millstätter Alpe after October snow, Carinthia, Austria, on the 750km Alpe Adria Trail.
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Transylvania: Viscri (2)

Early morning traffic in Viscri, Transylvania, Romania. There are several hundred Saxon villages in Transylvania, many of them with traditional houses as well as fortified churches. The village of Viscri is one of seven exceptionally well preserved examples which are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. © Rudolf Abraham

Viscri Transylvania Romania Saxon village photography © Rudolf Abraham

Viscri, Transylvania, Romania © Rudolf Abraham


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Grand-Hornu

The UNESCO-listed Grand-Hornu mining complex, near Mons, Belgium. © Rudolf Abraham

UNESCO-listed Grand-Hornu mining complex, near Mons, Belgium © Rudolf Abraham

UNESCO-listed Grand-Hornu mining complex, Belgium. © Rudolf Abraham


Built in the early 19th century in Neoclassical style by French entrepreneur Henri De Gorge and designed by architect Bruno Renard, Grand-Hornu is surrounded by Utopian, neatly arranged streets of worker’s housing (pictured below), and developed into one of the largest mining companies in Belgium. It is now open as a museum, and since 2012 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with three other historic mines in Wallonia.
UNESCO-listed Grand-Hornu mining complex, near Mons, Belgium © Rudolf Abraham

Workers’ housing, Grand-Hornu, Belgium. © Rudolf Abraham


Shot during a recent visit to nearby Mons during its inauguration as European Capital of Culture 2015 (January 2015)
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Dakovo cathedral

Đakovo Cathedral, Đakovo, Slavonia, Croatia © Rudolf Abraham

Dakovo Cathedral, Dakovo, Slavonia, Croatia © Rudolf Abraham

Dakovo Cathedral, Dakovo, Croatia © Rudolf Abraham


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