"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 -


"Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtue we write in water."
William Shakespeare

Well-head by Alfonso Alberghetti, inside Doge's Palace in Venice.
- Italy, August 2015 -

To Rest

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward."
Spanish Proverb

Picture taken from the hotel room, in Corfu.
- Greece, June 2014 -


"If you want to test a man's character, give him power."
Abraham Lincoln

Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first King of unified Italy in 1861.
A powerful set of statues erected near Saint Marc Square, in Venice.

- Italy, August 2015 -


"When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow."
Ethiopian Proverb

"Nau dos Corvos", a cliff near Berlengas archipelago.
- Portugal, January 2015 -

No Man is an Island

"No man is an island, entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main."

John Donne

San Giorgio Maggiore, one of the islands of Venetian Archipelago.
- Italy, August 2015 -


"He who waits gets a tailwind, and he who rows, a harbour."
Faroese Proverb

Picture taken in Dubrovnik, in one of the places where it was filmed "The King's Landing", the "capital of the Seven Kingdoms" in the TV series The Game of Thrones.
- Croatia, August 2015 -


"Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature."

Albert Einstein

Sculptures by Rogério Timóteo exhibited in Barcelos.
- Portugal, May 2015 -


"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of
giving us escape from our mundane existence."

Pam Brown

Picture taken in Saint Marc Square, in the centre of Venice.
- Italy, August 2015 -


"The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further off
than the roar of a lion."

Arab Proverb

This lovely girl, with so tender eyes, was playing accordion while visitors
waited their turn to enter inside Postojna caves.

- Slovenia, August 2015 -

Own Path

"A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path."
British Proverb

A crowd bathes in the waters of the river Krka in Krka National Park.
- Croatia, August 2015 -


"Passions are the winds which fill the sails of the vessel; sometimes they sink it; but without them it would be impossible to make way."

Sailing boats in the bay of Primošten, a beautiful coastal town in Dalmatia region.
- Croatia, August 2015 -

The Same Boat

"We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gondolas moored to the dock; a very common scenario in the “streets" of Venice.
- Italy, August 2015 -


"Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it."
Vaclav Havel

Bramante Staircase, located in the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City State. A canopy located above provides the necessary light to illuminate the stairs. The staircase is located at the end of the museum visit and all visitors leave by this route.
- Vatican City, April 2015 -


"There are people who have money and people who are rich."
Coco Chanel

Burj Al Arab on the left, Madinat Jumeirah on the right
and Jumeirah Beach Hotel on the centre of the picture.

- Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 2010 -


"It is one of the superstitions of the human mind
to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue."


Statues erected near the Castel Sant'Angelo (on left in the picture),
at the entrance of Vatican City.

- Italy, April 2015 -


"A blind man should not judge of colours."
Scottish Proverb

Famous coloured houses in Burano island.
The colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of its development; if someone wishes to paint their home, one must send a request to the government, who will respond by making notice of the colours permitted for that lot.

- Italy, August 2015 -

Rules of Architecture

"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Clifford's Tower, as is commonly referred to the now-ruinous keep
of the medieval Norman castle in York.

- England, June 2015 -


"Green Douro terraced vineyards, sustain vigorous passions of people that producing their land of dreams and charms."
António Barroso

Arnelas village, in the margins of Douro, one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula.
- Portugal, May 2015 -

Team Work

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
Vince Lombardi

A peculiar way to transport some of the popular Henri Willig cheese in Amsterdam.
- The Netherlands, October 2014 -


"Look deep into nature,
and then you will understand everything better."

Albert Einstein

Taken in The Deep, an aquarium located in the city of Hull.
- England, March 2011 -

Divine Mirrors

"Horses are like 'divine mirrors’, they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity,
the horse will return that."

Allan Hamilton

Photograph taken in the city of Rome.
- Italy, April 2015 -

In Greece

"In Greece wise men speak and fools decide."
George Santayana

Taken in Corfu, the second largest of the Ionian Islands.
- Greece, June 2014 -


"Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too."
Marcus Aurelius

A tribute to Amenhotep III, at the entrance of Luxor,
city characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum".

- Egypt, August 2010 -


"The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose."
Edward Coke

Guimarães Castle, associated with the origins of the Portuguese nation.
- Portugal, May 2015 -


"Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance
is left to the fighter's honor."

Ernest Hemingway

A view from the top of Málaga, the second most populous city of Andalusia
and the southernmost large city in Europe.

- Spain, August 2014 -

Leaking Boat

"Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks."
Warren Buffett

At the entrance of Buthrotum archeological site located on a hill overlooking
the Vivari Channel and part of the Butrint National Park.

- Albania, June 2014 -


"Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings."

Two towers, built in 1686, at the entrance of Arsenal of Venice.
- Italy, August 2015 -

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