Baton Rouge is a city on the Mississippi River, and the capital of Louisiana. Antebellum landmarks include the castle-like Old Louisiana State Capitol, now a museum, and Magnolia Mound Plantation, with its French Creole house. LSU Rural Life Museum is a complex of refurbished buildings illustrating 18th- and 19th-century life. On the river, the USS Kidd is a retired WWII destroyer that is now a museum.
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Orientalist art transports and immerses the viewer into a place in time. 100 and more years after it was painted, it beguiles us even now. Sotheby’s upcoming Orientalist sale (22 – 30 March) which includes works from the celebrated Najd Collection, features fascinating landscapes from John Lavery’s depictions of Tangier to Edward Lear’s View of the Pyramids Road. As well as stunning scenery, artists captured the lives of water sellers, musicians and soldiers, providing valuable documentary evidence of how the Orient looked at a time when the region was still an elusive dream to many.
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Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. It is part of the Olympus massif near the Gulf of Thérmai of the Aegean Sea, located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the regional units of Pieria and Larissa, about 80 km southwest from Thessaloniki.
Olympus is a mythical journey that you must make as life goes on. Do not underestimate it because it can cost you your life. Show respect to the mountain, prepare very well and climb the most mythical mountain that our homeland has.One September morning, I decided to go up the mountain. I put the basic stuff in my backpack, tied my boots and started climbing. 2 hours to the shelter of Spilios Agapitos and another 2 to the plateau of the Muses. This is what I remembered from the last time.In a difficult passage to the cutter, I got stuck. On the one hand I was looking at the saws and I say if I fall I will be back at the starting point after 6 hours of climbing. Passing by some other riders offered to put a hand. Well dude what do you have inside, weighs over 20 pounds. I answer the absolutely necessary. Drones, battery chargers, everything you need to capture the beauty of the mountain.I used up 100% of my biological battery and discovered a hidden one that I did not know existed and had never used.But when I reached the plateau of the muses, the magic of nature was revealed. I flew as high as I could. MAGIC.
Legend says that Olympus was the home of the 12 Olympian gods. The very religious ancient Greeks believed that the world was created by immortal deities. These gods and their actions served as an example to the Greeks and they were also used to explain phenomena the people of that time were not able to explain in another way. The gods were also called upon for help and support in difficult times by way of worshiping, prayers, and offers.
Inspired by Georgios Kosmas
*Song: “Carved in Mayhem” – By Ryan Taubert Licensed through musicbed.com
Editing: Georgios Oikonomeas
Shot in Olympus Mountain with the Mavic Pro, Mavic 2, Mavic Air 2
Bobbio is a small town and commune in the province of Piacenza in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. It is located in the Trebbia River valley southwest of the town Piacenza. There is also an abbey and a diocese of the same name. Bobbio is the administrative center of the Unione Montana Valli Trebbia e Luretta.
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Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region. Its Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is closely related to that of Italy’s northern Lombardy region. This mix is reflected in its architecture and cuisine. The city stands on the northern shore of glacial Lake Lugano, surrounded by mountains. Its main square, Piazza della Riforma, is ringed with pastel-colored, neoclassical palazzi.