Tourism objects

<p>I travel frequently, in most cases equipped with&nbsp;DSLR camera, tripod and some spare lens. I love to photograph places I have visited, add them to the map, so not only me, but you too can benefit from my discoveries.</p>

Tsunami Honganji Vihara


Tsunami Honganji Vihara is a Buddhist Monument in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka We discovered this place at the start of January 2022 while taking a local driver for a trip from our hotel in Bentota to Galle. Our driver told us the tragic story about Tsunami taking more than 35,000 lives in Sri Lanka back in 2004.  This place is a memorial to the over 35,000 Sri Lankans killed by the Tsunami on the 26th December 2004 This Buddha statue was opened on the 26th of December 2006 at Paraliya as a memorial…

Barberyn Lighthouse


Barberyn Lighthouse (also known as Beruwala Lighthouse) is a lighthouse located on Barberyn Island some 800 meters offshore from the town of Beruwala on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. I noticed Barveryn Lighthouse from our hotel (Cinnamon Bey Berawula) and one day when at the beach, a local tour seller offered me a trip to the island and lighthouse. Our agreed price was USD 30 (two adults and one kid). From our hotel the boat ride was about 5-10 minutes. Life jackets were provided. The…

Colombo Town Hall


The Town Hall of Colombo is the headquarters of the Colombo Municipal Council and the office of the Mayor of Colombo. Built-in front of the Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka, it is the meeting place for the elected municipal council. I discovered this awesome architectural place a by an accident, by taking a tuk-tuk ride around Colombo city at the start of January 2022. In 1921 renowned Scottish town planner, Professor Patrick Geddes, recommended that the Council should construct a large…

Kļavu Lapas Laidos


Kļavu lapas Laidos - an attempt to catch some falling colorful leaves. Laidi manor and more. October 17, 2021 Dji Mavic Air 2, Galaxy A52

Eagle Canyon / Gorge


Eagle Canyon also Eagle Gorge or Artsivi Gorge is located close to the town of Dedoplitskaro in Georgia. The natural monument represents a unique complex consisting of two sites. The first one is a limestone rock canyon, while the other is an adjacent forested area, where the Khornabuji fortress was built (V c). I first discovered this great canyon at the start of June 2021, during a Vashlovani trip.  There is a little rangers cabin at the main entrance inside the canyon The canyon with a…

Valmiera & Cēsis 2021


Valmiera & Cēsis from a drone flight. Took a quick day trip from Riga on January 2, 2021, to visit some lesser-known places DJI Mavic Air 2, music by Scott Holmes - Discovery

The White Dune at Saulkrasti from a Drone Flight


The White Dune is one of the landmarks of Saulkrasti, on the Vidzeme gulf coast. The dune offers a splendid view of the sea, the mouth of the Inčupe River, and the vast beach. Probably, best visited in Summer, we made a short visit here in February 2021 A quick trip outside Jūrmala/Rīga to Saulkrasti Taken February February 21, 2021 Music by Scott Holmes: Conclusion

Takhti-Tepha Mud Volcanoes in Georgia


Takhti-Tepha mud volcanoes, sometimes also referred to as Vashlovani mud volcanoes is a landform created by the eruption of mud, slurries, water, and gases in the proximity of Takhti-Tepha mountain range. I had heard about this beautiful place many times before, but first visited at the start of June 2021, during the Vashlovani Trip This mud volcano is located on the plane, south of Dali water reservoir, at 620 m above sea level in Dedoplistsqaro Municipality, Georgia, and incorporated in…

Okatse Canyon and hanging cliff trail with a platform


Okatse Canyon is another breathtaking landmark in beautiful Georgia. The main tourist attraction at Okatse canyon probably is the 780 m long hanging cliff trail with the 20m long platform at the trail end, hanging above the canyon and providing panoramic views.  The canyon is located some 50km west of Kutaisi, Georgia. I first visited Okatse canyon at the start of September 2021, during a weekend trip to Kutaisi and the area, see: Kutaisi Trip / Tskaltubo, Okatste canyon, Kinchkha waterfall,…

Kinchkha Waterfall in Georgia


Kinchkha Waterfall is located in Georgia near the village of Kinchkha, some 300km away or 4h 30m drive from Tbilisi / or about 55km 1h20m drive from Kutaisi. The waterfall is located in the river gorge of Okatse (Satsikvilo) at 843 meters above sea level.  We first visited Kinchkha waterfall at the start of September 2021, despite I had heard about this magnificent place many many times before.  The waterfall is clearly visible from the roadside, but if you want actually get down to it, there…