Dolomiti di Sesto

Dolomiti di Sesto, Sudtirol, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Dolomiti di Sesto, Sexten Dolomites, Sudtirol, Italy, photography (c) Rudolf Abraham

Dolomiti di Sesto, Sudtirol, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Snowshoeing near Passo Monte Croce with my wife and daughter. Shot while working on a feature on the Dolomites for OE Magazine last year.

D700 & 105/2 DC

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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.

Nikon D700 & 105/2 DC & 24/3.5 PC-E

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Évora – Chapel of Bones

The 17th century Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos), at the Royal Church of St Francis (Igreja Real de S Francisco) in Évora, Alentejo, Portugal (March 2016) © Rudolf Abraham

Évora, Alentejo, Portugal, Chapel of Bones, travel photography copyright Rudolf Abraham

Évora, Alentejo, Portugal © Rudolf Abraham

Chapel of the Bones (Capela dos Ossos),  Évora, Alentejo, Portugal © Rudolf Abraham

Évora, Alentejo, Portugal © Rudolf Abraham

An inscription above the entrance reads: Nos ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos (‘We bones that are here, await yours’).

The historic centre of Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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

Nikon D700 & 50/1.4 & 14-24/2.8

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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


Nikon D700 & 24mm PC-E
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Transylvania: Viscri (1)

The fortified church in Viscri, Transylvania, Romania. There are several hundred Saxon villages in Transylvania, many of them with 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 fortified church photography © Rudolf Abraham

Viscri, Transylvania, Romania © Rudolf Abraham


Nikon D700 & 14-24/2.8
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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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Nikon D700 & 24/3.5 PC-E
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Kernave

Festival of Archaeology and Antique Crafts, Kernave, Lithuania. © Rudolf Abraham

Festival of Archaeology and Antique Crafts, Kernave, Lithuania. UNESCO World Heritage Site photography photographer photo travel documentary photojournalist © Rudolf Abraham

Festival of Archaeology and Antique Crafts, Kernave, Lithuania © Rudolf Abraham


Festival of Archaeology and Antique Crafts, Kernave, Lithuania. UNESCO World Heritage Site photography photographer photo travel documentary photojournalist © Rudolf Abraham

Festival of Archaeology and Antique Crafts, Kernave, Lithuania © Rudolf Abraham


Kernave was first settled around 9000 BC and the series of mounds here – site of the former Lithuanian capital, sacked by the Teutonic Knights in 1390 – are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Shot last year on a visit to Lithuania to coincide with the epic Lithuanian Song and Dance Celebration in Vilnius.
Nikon D700 & 14-24/2.8
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Art Nouveau Riga

Art Nouveau architecture in Riga, Latvia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2014, Riga has one of the greatest concentrations of Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) architecture of any city in Europe. © Rudolf Abraham

Art Nouveau architecture in Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham

Art Nouveau building on Alberta iela (now housing the Belgian Embassy). Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham

Art Nouveau architecture in Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham LVri_0305

Art Nouveau architecture in Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham

Art Nouveau architecture in Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham LVri_0360

Detail of a building on Gertrudes iela, near St Gertrude’s Old Church. Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham

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D700 + 24/3.5 PC-E & 70-200/2.8
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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Deep inside the truly amazing Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Krakow, Poland. Salt has been mined at Wieliczka since the 13th century, and it was one of the first twelve sites in the world to be inscribed on the UNESCO list, back in 1978.
Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, near Krakow, Poland  - Photo (c) Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.
D700 + 14-24/2.8
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Eros Bendato

Eros Bendato (Eros Bound), often called ‘The Head’. Sculpture by Polish artist Igor Mitoraj on the main square in Krakow, Poland (7 December 2013)
Travel photography by Rudolf Abraham © All rights reserved. PLkra_0250a
D700 + 70-200/2.8
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Mitoraj’s work has been exhibited in Venice, Paris, Warsaw, Rome, Florence, Aix-en-Provence and elsewhere, and his large-scale heads will be familiar to many in London from works displayed outside the British Museum and in Canada Square.
For more information on Krakow visit the website of the Polish National Tourist Office in London www.poland.travel.