SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA: NEIGHBORING SOLITUDES

All companionship can consist only in the strengthening of two neighboring solitudes, whereas everything that one is wont to call giving oneself is by nature harmful to companionship: for when a person abandons himself, he is no longer anything, and when two people both give themselves up in order to come close to each other, there is no longer any ground beneath them and their being together is a continual falling… Once there is disunity between them, the confusion grows with every day; neither of the two has anything unbroken, pure, and unspoiled about him any longer… They who wanted to do each other good are now handling one another in an imperious and intolerant manner, and in the struggle somehow to get out of their untenable and unbearable state of confusion, they commit the greatest fault that can happen to human relationships: they become impatient. They hurry to a conclusion; to come, as they believe, to a final decision, they try once and for all to establish their relationship, whose surprising changes have frightened them, in order to remain the same now and forever (as they say). ~Rainer Maria Rilke

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this may be the most beautiful building in the city. it’s a school. 

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a soda 
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this church is perpetually embraced by the clouds. 

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2may19. San Jose, Costa Rica.

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SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA 🇨🇷: church

8mar19. San Jose, Costa Rica 🇨🇷

FRANKFURT, GERMANY 🇩🇪: (HÖCHST) CASTLES 🏰 AND STUFF

Justinuskirche or St. Justin’s Church is the oldest building in Frankfurt. The church dates back to the Carolingian era and was first consecrated in 850. The three-naved church was modified during the fifteenth century, although it still retains much of its original design. The choir however was completely rebuilt in a late Gothic style. The bombastic altar was created in the eighteenth century in the then popular Baroque style. http://www.aviewoncities.com/frankfurt/hochst.htmThe white painted watchtower of the Höchster Schloß towers over the old town. Originally built in the fourteenth century, work on the castle continued during the following centuries and at the end of the sixteenth century it was expanded with a new structure in Renaissance style, the Neue Schloß (new castle). In 1908 the dilapidated complex was acquired by the local industrial magnate Adolf von Brüning, who opened the castle’s park to the public. Since 2002, the complex is owned by the German Foundation for Monument Protection. http://www.aviewoncities.com/frankfurt/hochst.htm

21oct18. Höchst, Germany 🇩🇪

Iași , Romania : 1+1=1

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Union Square. Landmark of the city. It is the intersection of three major streets: “Ștefan cel Mare” Boulevard (the former Big Street), Alexandru Lăpușneanu Street (the former Serbian Street) and Cuza Vodă Street (the former Golia Street). The square has a special meaning to Romanians because in front of Petre Bacalu’s Inn (situated in the past on the parking space in front of Victoria Cinema), “Hora Unirii” was danced for the first time in 1857, and then, after the announcement of the Union of Romanian Principalities on the 24th of January 1859, which was made through the double election of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza. http://iasi.travel/en/stories/the-union-square/
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Pigeon Feeding Frenzy
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Mănăstirea Trei Ierarhi (Monastery of the Three Hierarchs). Completed in 1639.
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Tip of the Hat
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Saint Nicholas Princely Church (Romanian: Biserica Sfântul Nicolae Domnesc) is a Romanian Orthodox church located at 65 Anastasie Panu Street in Iași, Romania. It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas. Origins as early as 1491. Established by Stephen the Great. 
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Only 98 Luftballons now…
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The Palace of Culture (Romanian: Palatul Culture) . Construction started 1906.

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Casa Dosoftei , also called the Arcade House , built in the 18th century . Located in the city center, on Anastasie Panu Street no. 69, near the old Royal Court, between the Palace of Culture and the Church “St. Do not Destroy Domnesc . “ She currently hosts the old literature section of the Museum of Romanian Literature in Iasi, established in 1970. 

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1+1=1.“When you feel the ONEness of everything, naturally you don’t want to harm anything.” Artist : Ache77 https://www.instagram.com/ache77stencilartist/

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BUST. https://www.instagram.com/acabust_md/

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Artist: HarceaPacea https://www.instagram.com/harceapacea/

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23/24 Jun2018. Iasi, Romania.

SOLDANESTI, MOLDOVA 🇲🇩: THE OAK OF STEFAN CEL MARE & THE STONE BASILICA IN COBILEA VILLAGE

The Oak of Stefan Cel Mare and the stone Basilica of Cobîlea. 700 years old Oak Tree and too many disputing myths and legends surrounding it, to feel ok with spreading its truth. I encourage you to take your own 140km road trip from Chisinau to experience it yourself. 

21july17 Soldanesti, Moldova 🇲🇩 

OOSTENDE, BELGIUM: The Sea, The Church, The Art

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                                                                     Old, classic, and being renovated: Oostend Station
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The Sint Petrus-en-Pauluskerk (Church of St. Peter and St. Paul) in Ostend (Oostende) is a Neo-Gothic church built in 1905.

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30jul16. Oostende, Belgium.