Heavens & Hells

"All gods, heavens and hells are within yourself."
From the film "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"

Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
- England, June 2019 -


“A fool is one who admires other cities without visiting Rome.”

Roman Forum, a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins
of several important ancient government buildings at the center of Rome.

- Italy, April 2015 -


In a heart where gratitude lives,
happiness will always dwell.
Unknown Author

Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
- England, August 2019 -


Enthusiasm is a volcano in whose crater
the grass of hesitation does not grow.
Khalil Gibran

Lagoa das Sete Cidades, São Miguel island, Azores.
- Portugal, July 2019 -

On the edge of two worlds

Life is a star that shines on the horizon,
on the edge of two worlds, between night and dawn.
How little we know what we are!
Even less do we know what we will be.
Lord Byron

Praia da Rocha Baixinha, Algarve.
- Portugal, November 2018 -


The eyes that have seen the ocean
cannot be satisfied by a mere lagoon.
African Proverb

Empadadas Lagoon, São Miguel Island, Azores.
- Portugal, July 2019 -


Heaven for the Climate,
and Hell for the Company.
Mark Twain

Cacela Velha, a small paradise in the eastern Algarve.
- Portugal, August 2017 -

Salty Sea

Oh salty sea, how much of your salt
Are tears of Portugal!
To get across you, how many mothers cried,
How many sons prayed in vain!

How many brides were never to marry
In order to make you ours, oh sea!
Was it worth it? Everything is worthy
If the soul is not small.

Who wants to go beyond Bojador,
Must go beyond sufferance.
God gave the sea peril and abyss,
Yet upon it He also mirrored the sky.
Fernando Pessoa

Praia do Senhor da Pedra, Miramar.
- Portugal, June 2017 -


Morality is a plant whose roots are in the sky,
and whose fruits and flowers embellish the earth.
Hughes Lamennais

Sa Calobra, a small village in the nor-west coast of Mallorca island.
- Spain, March 2019 -

The Reason...

Happiness is where it is least expected. It's the reason we live.
It's the sunset we're waiting for.
Jakson Trindade

View from the top of Serra do Pilar, from Gaia side, in front of Porto,
near the place where Douro River meets the sea.

- Portugal, June 2017 -

Religion / Science

Science without religion is lame,
religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein

Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Andaluzia
- Spain, July 2016 -


If you want to preview your future,
you should study your past.

Menhir near Zavial's Beach, in the Algarve.
- Portugal, June 2018 -

Don't Cry

Don't cry because you have lost the sunset,
as tears will keep you from gazing at the stars.
Rabindranath Tagore

Senhora da Rocha Beach, Algarve
- Portugal, November 2018 -

Cave of the Mind

In the numb black cave of the mind, dreams build
their nest with fallen fragments of the day's caravan.
Rabindranath Tagore

Cuevas del Drach, Mallorca
- Spain, March 2019 -


The tree does not deny its shade even to the woodcutter.
Hindu Proverb

Peak District National Park
- England, April 2019 -


Friendship is a way of isolating ourselves from humanity
by cultivating some people.
Carlos Drummond de Andrade

MAAT, Lisbon
- Portugal, December 2016 -


Even the tallest towers begin from the ground.
Chinese Proverb

Torre del Oro, Seville
- Spain, July 2016 -


No one will truly live in peace if they continue
to harbor bad feelings within themselves.

Buda Gaumata

Bacalhôa Budha Eden - Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral.
- Portugal, December 2016 -


Once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid,
on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song.
William Shakespeare

Baleal "islet" cliffs, west region.
- Portugal, December 2016 -


"Make your heart like a lake with a calm,
still surface and great depths of kindness."


Ladybower reservoir, in the centre of Peak District, between Sheffield and Manchester.
- England, August 2016 -


"On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home,
we leave no veteran behind."

Dan Lipinski

World War II Memorial in front of Sheffield City Hall.
- England, July 2016 -

Stone Monuments

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."

Picture of Roche Abbey, near Maltby, South Yorkshire.
- England, July 2016 -


"Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean."
Unknown Author

Picture taken in Tróia Peninsula, near Arrabida Natural Park.
- Portugal, January 2015 -


"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us."

Statue of Socrates, in front of Athens' Academy.
- Greece, November 2015 -


"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Picture taken on a coach trip from Luxor to Cairo.
- Egypt, August 2010 -


"What makes us unbearable in the vanity of others
is that it collides with our own."

François de La Rochefoucauld

Painting on a wall in a street of Sheffield.
- England, July 2016 -


"What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else."
Hal Boyle

Picture taken in Peak District National Park,
from Manchester to Sheffield.

- England, July 2016 -


"Four things come not back: the spoken word, the sped arrow,
the past life, and the neglected opportunity."

Arabian Proverb

Statues Set named "Il Trionfo della politica" (Politics’ Triumph),
by Giovanni Nicolini, in Bridge Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome.

- Italy, April 2015 -


"It is better to be a master in a cottage than servant in a castle."
Icelandic Proverb

Castle Howard, a stately home in North Yorkshire, 15 miles north of York.
It is a private residence, and has been the home of the Carlisle branch
of the Howard family for more than 300 years.

- England, June 2016 -

Brave Man

"A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man."
Turkish proverb

Lion statue erected near the entrance of Arsenal of Venice.
- Italy, August 2015 -

Greater Challenges

"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges."
Pat Riley

Discus thrower, bronze statue erected in front of
Panathenaic Stadium, in the city of Athens.

- Greece, November 2015 -


"Wealthy men can't live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone,
at least a basic chance."

Ayrton Senna

Picture taken to the islet of Μόδι, located between Athens and the island of Poros.
- Greece, November 2015 -


"Monsters will always exist. There's one inside each of us. But an angel lives there, too. There is no more important agenda than figuring out how to slay one and nurture the other."
Jacqueline Novogratz

Picture taken in front of Castel Sant'Angelo, initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. It was once the tallest building in Rome.
- Italy, April 2015 -

The Highest Mountain

"Only if you have been in the deepest valley,
can you ever know how magnificent
it is to be on the highest mountain."

Richard Nixon

Montserrat, a multi-peaked mountain located 50 km northwest of Barcelona,
between the reions of Anoia, Baix Llobregat and Bages.

- Spain, September 2015 -


"You can not change the wind,
but you can adjust the boat sails
to get you where you want."


Boots moored in a bay in Corfu island.
- Greece, June 2014 -


"Although the life of a person is in a land full
of thorns and weeds, there is always a
space in which the good seed can grow."

Pope Francis

Picture captured in Botanical Gardens de Sheffield.
- England, June 2009 -


"Logic will take you from A to B,
Imagination takes you everywhere."

Albert Einstein

In the terrace of Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera, the last civil work
designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, in Barcelona.

- Spain, September 2015 -


"A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world."
Albert Camus

Photo taken on a old cars exhibition in the village of Hope,
located in the middle of Peak District.

- England, June 2010 -

The Path

"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path."


A known path in Park Güell, Barcelona.
- Spain, September 2015 -


"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader."

John Quincy Adams

Statue of Constantine The Great in front of York Minster,
at the place where Constantine was proclaimed Emperor in 306 AD.

- England, June 2015 -


"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive."

Eleonora Duse

Picture taken in Sheffield Peace Gardens.
- England, August 2015 -

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