Dutch Prisons Become Welcoming Homes For Refugees

3

With crime declining in the Netherlands, the country is looking at new ways to fill its prisons. The government has let Belgium and Norway put prisoners in empty cells and now, amid the huge flow of migrants into Europe, several Dutch prisons have been temporarily pressed into service as asylum-seeker centers. Continue reading

Flower Carpets at Infiorata Festival, Italy

The best time to visit Italy, if you want to catch the incredible Infiorata festival, is during May and June. At this time of the year, especially on the occasion of Corpus Domini, many Italian towns decorate their streets with flower petals creating beautiful artworks ranging from simple geometric designs to elaborate tapestries inspired by religious art and famous paintings. Continue reading

When Nature Meets Architecture

The precise moment when nature and architecture meet is an interesting topic for a photographer. As a junction between two different universes and a meeting between two visual worlds, it can lead to the creation of photographical series such as Mergers and Acquisitions by the Ukranian artist Maximus Chatsky, in which creepers seem to be invading the urban territory. Continue reading

The Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament is the devolved national,unicameral legislature of Scotland. Located in the Holyrood area of the capital city, Edinburgh, it is frequently referred to informally as “Holyrood”.Debating Chamber, Scottish Parliament BuildingScotland’s Parliament sits at the foot of Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile in front of the spectacular Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags. Constructed from a mixture of steel, oak, and granite, the complex building was hailed on opening as one of the most innovative designs in Britain today. Continue reading

The Hypnotizing Beauty of Harvesting Lavender

There are few things as beautiful and scenic (and as fragrant) as a field full of lavender in full bloom. Even when they’re being harvested, the organized rows of flowers and the farmers’ methodical work strike a beautiful contrast.