Having the honour to live on planet earth, I had the opportunity to discover,
to explore a little bit of this fantastic place.
A living expressions inherited from our ancestors.
The living world holds answers for us to create a more resilient, regenerative, and beautiful world.
It is time to quiet our cleverness, to observe and listen deeply,
and reconnect to nature’s wisdom by asking,
“How does nature solve this?”
Milan, Italy 1983-2005 City of Birth
The Lombard capital that amazes for the emotions it can give,
it is a cultured, modern, lively city, full of beauties and artistic works.
The Cathedral, with its bright Candoglia marble facade and late Gothic architecture,
it is the symbolic monument of this metropolis of northern Italy.
Barcelona, Spain 2001
Barcelona is home to some of the most stunning art and architecture in Spain.
It seems that everywhere you look there’s another beautiful building and around every
corner is another notable museum or gallery that you can attend no matter what the weather in Barcelona is. From the famous masterpieces of Picasso and Gaudi to the artistic expressions of shoes and chocolate, there’s a museum for every enthusiast.
Mykonos, Greece 2002
White like the sun, blue like the sea, fascinating like the stories of old times.
Like all Cycladic islands, Mykonos has a unique architectural style consisting of simple materials and lines. Its structures used to respond to the needs of the first residents; however, today, they match in harmony with the natural beauty of the Aegean Sea.
Copenhagen, Denmark 2003-2004
Denmark’s capital for 600 years, Copenhagen is an appealing and largely low-rise city
comprised of block after block of period six-storey building.
Copenhagen is the epitome of Scandi cool.
Modernist lamps light New Nordic tables, bridges buzz with cycling
commuters and eye-candy locals dive into pristine waterways.
Budapest, Hungary 2004
Budapest’s architecture can be described as stylish, diverse and characteristic.
There are four starkly separable historical periods and each period contains multiple styles.
This means that Budapest has a large variety of faces, which is why the city enchants everyone.
During the reign of the Árpád dynasty in the 13th century a new art, the so-called Gothic was born.
A great inspiration for all contemporary artists.
London, United of Kingdom 2005-2021
London’s broad variety of street art makes
it one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
The long history of the city means that anyone can find something incredible for themselves.
For over 300 years public statues and monuments have been erected across London to celebrate
important individuals and moments in British history.
Thailand Wat 2006
Thailand, known until 1932 as the Kingdom of Siam, is one of the world’s most enduring monarchies.
This wonderful country is home to stunning islands and beaches, bustling cities, and a vast range of sights from temples and museums to national parks.
Cambodia-Ankor Wat 2007
Angkor Wat is an enormous Buddhist temple complex located in northern Cambodia. It was originally built in the first half of the 12th century as a Hindu temple. Spread across more than 400 acres, Angkor Wat is said to be the largest religious monument in the world.
Cuban art is an exceptionally diverse cultural blend of African, South American, European, and North American elements, reflecting the diverse demographic makeup of the island. Havana’s thriving cultural scene today reflects myriad styles and influences.
Laos has an interesting and unique history and culture.
This timeless country is well known for its retro feel,
excessively friendly locals, eclectic heritage sites, and beautiful Buddhist temples.
Buddhist motifs dominate Lao decorative art forms.
Sculpture is among the most prominent form of traditional Lao art.
Sculptures of the Buddha were traditionally cast in bronze, silver,
gold or thong which is a gold and silver alloy.
Wooden Buddha images were made by individuals seeking merit are common at the local village level.
Tenerife, Spain (Natural Wonders of Tenerife) 2009-2010
Tenerife has a huge range of attractions, ranging from landmarks and natural areas,
stunning scenery and breathtaking sunset
El Teide the most famous volcano and the highest peak in Spain.
The view is unmissable for all of those who visit the island of Tenerife.
Bali, Indonesia 2010-2020
Bali is arguably one of the world’s most artistic culture. The Balinese are skillful painters, musicians, flower arrangers, wood carvers, dancers and weavers. In Bali sometimes it seems like everyone is an artist but the notion of art for art’s sake and the idea of an artist was only recently introduced.
One of the greatest impacts Russian art has made on world culture developed very early.
Around 988, Russia converted from a pagan religion to Christianity,
and its artists soon became masters of a form known as the icon.
For most of its history, Russian architecture has been predominantly religious. Churches were for centuries the only buildings to be constructed of stone and today they are almost the only buildings that remain from its ancient Times.
Eastern Orthodox church architecture constitutes a distinct, recognizable family of styles among church architectures. These styles share a cluster of fundamental similarities, having been influenced by the common legacy of Byzantine architecture from the Eastern Roman Empire. Some of the styles have become associated with the particular traditions of one specific autocephalous Orthodox patriarchate, whereas others are more widely used within the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932
Soviet Suprematism was one of the most important modernist styles, worthy of being set alongside French Cubism, Italian Futurism and German Expressionism. The Russian Revolution, now almost everyone will agree, was an unparalleled disaster, a historical dead-end.
The culture of Brazil is primarily Western and is derived from European Portuguese culture, but presents a very diverse nature showing that an ethnic and cultural mixing occurred in the colonial period involving mostly Indigenous people. Music is one of the cornerstones of Brazil; genres like samba are synonymous with Brazilian culture. Carnival is The world’s biggest party, colourful and vibrant people are taking over this marvellous country.
Croatia, Dubrovnik 2011
Dubrovnik is a city with history carved into every street corner, the amazingly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast is a unique piece of architecture, a pearl in the Mediterranean.
The construction of the first limestone forts around the city began in the Early Middle Ages, towards the end of the 8th century. But, the “old chronicles” say that some sort of castle reliably existed on the Lave peninsula quite a long time prior to that.
Philippine landmarks, whether they are shaped by nature or historically built by people, are among the most valuable treasures of Southeast Asia. Palawan is the country’s biggest and most astonishing island. A tropical paradise home to silk-sand beaches, lush flora, and incredible biodiversity.
Venezuela is famous for its primeval, vast natural areas with numerous impressive natural monuments.
This unlucky country has more coastline and off shore Islands than any other destination in all of the Caribbean. Venezuela remains the last unspoiled part of the Caribbean, maintaining its authentic beauty and idiosyncrasy. Chuao’s Cacao Barry is characterized by its pronounced bitterness, it is worldwide famous round and balanced thought.
Essauire, Marocco 2013-2014
Essaouira is a charming coastal city,welcoming and laidback, with a touch of the mystical. This timeless place is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in perfect harmony with the precepts of Arabo-Muslim architecture.
Abu Dhabi, Emirates 2014
Could there be a more serious contender to become a wonder of the modern world than the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Set on a hill, above terraced gardens, and surrounded by fountains, reflecting pools, and palm trees, the Grand Mosque is a stunning white marble structure.
Due to its geographical function as a land bridge, joining North and South America, Panama is diverse and draws on an eclectic mix of ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.
The country is also influenced by the ancient roots of the Incas and the Mayans who were known to regularly visit and pass through Panama; bringing with them their ideas, beliefs and cultural practices.
When the Spanish colonized Panama, and slaves were brought from Africa, the diversity of the country increased further. It’s important to note therefore that Panama is diverse and you may find that that the way things play out in one place may not play out in quite the same way in another.
Costa Rica 2015-2018
Costa Rica is home to more than 500,000 species,
which represents nearly 5% of the total species estimated worldwide.
Making Costa Rica one of the 20 countries with the highest biodiversity in the world.
The culture of Mexico reflects the country’s complex history.
Mexicans developed a culture of their own which has been influenced by Native and Spanish cultures and minor influences from around the world.
Mexican culture is a hugely diverse domain that encompasses vast differences in identity. The variety of influences throughout Mexican history, from the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations to the domineering European presence, has come to shape and define the enthralling country it is today.
Like many Latin American countries, Colombia offers a rich hodgepodge of ethnic influences, most of which date back to the 16th century conquest by Spain. Dancing has been an integral aspect of Colombian cultures for centuries, and you can see numerous traditional and modern styles performed Cartagena. Colombia is famous for several different exports – coffee and crude petroleum among them – but few people know that Colombian emeralds account for up to 90 percent of the world emerald market. When it comes to rich coloration, beauty and perfection.
Columbian emeralds are one of the top choices.
Kyiv, also spelled Kiev, Kyyiv, Russian Kiyev, chief city and capital of Ukraine. A port on the Dnieper (Dnipro) River and a large railroad junction, it is a city with an ancient and proud history.
Masterpiece of Ukrainian Baroque Art
St. Andrew’s Church – is an 18th century monument of architecture, painting and decorative art of world significance. It was built in the years 1747-1762 by design of Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. The construction of the Andrew’s Church is included in the catalog “1000 World Miracles. And also is included into “Masterpieces of Humanity of the Five Continents “,
In the design of the facades of St. Andrew’s Church, Rastrelli used cast of iron decoration, which had not been used for religious objects in the Eastern Europe before. The floor was covered with cast-iron plates. Icons for the iconostasis were painted by St. Petersburg painters.