Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales was constructed in the 12th Century on the site of an existing church. During World War 2 the cathedral suffered extensive damage when a parachute mine dropped nearby blew the roof off the nave and did damage to the spire and organ - only Coventry Cathedral suffered greater damage in the UK during this time.
Pen-y-gareg dam is the second dam up in the Elan Valley, Rhayader, Wales. There was fresh snow the morning I arrived making the area look absolutely beautiful. This dam is usually overflowing - the higher dam, Craig Goch, is often not so it's worth checking the Elan Valley facebook page before you head out.
Reflection, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Monument to the Discoveries, Belem, Lisbon, Portugal - Padrão dos Descobrimentos is a monument on the northern bank of the Tagus River. The monument celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery (Age of Exploration) during the 15th and 16th centuries. The main statue is of Henry the Navigator, on the sides of the ramps are another 33 figures from the history of the Discoveries
Sunset at the Notre Dame, Paris, France - Notre-Dame de Paris, French for Our Lady of Paris is a medieval cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture, and it's one of the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world.
Black and White, Sky Walk at La Defense, Paris, France - I do very few black and white images, the reason I converted this was because it had little colour to begin with. Silver Efex by Nik/Google is a great black and white editing software, and Google has just recently made the entire suite available for free
Framed Eiffel Tower (constructed in 1889 and 1,063 feet tall) is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars, taken from The Peace Wall, Paris, France - The tower is most visited paid monument in the world. I think the best place to photograph the tower is from the plaza at Palais de Chaillot, but get there super early for a clean shot without thousands of people.
Church of Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France - Saint-Sulpice is a Roman Catholic church on the east side of the Place Saint-Sulpice. It's the second largest church in Paris only slightly smaller than the Notre-Dame. Construction of the present church began in 1646 and was finished in 1870. The current church is the second on the site, it's erected over a Romanesque church originally built during the 13th century.
Church of St Germain Des Pres, Paris, France - The church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a former Benedictine abbey founded 543 by the Merovingian king Childebert I and the Bishop of Paris St Germain. It is one of the earliest Gothic buildings. The church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the oldest of the major churches in Paris
Doors and Mirrors at the Paris Opera House, Paris, France - The Palais Garnier is a building of exceptional opulence, it was built from 1861 to 1875. It's often called the most famous opera house in the world. It's a icon of Paris, like the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, or the Sacré Coeur Basilica.
Through the Arches at Arkadiou Monastery, near Rethymnon, Crete, Greece - The Arkadi Monastery (Moní Arkadhíou) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery, situated 14 miles to the southeast of Rethymnon on the island of Crete in Greece. The Venetian baroque church dates back to the 16th century. During the Cretan resistance of Ottoman rule (in 1866) nearly a thousand Greeks, mostly women and children, sought refuge in the monastery. After three days the Cretans blew up barrels of gunpowder, choosing to sacrifice themselves rather than surrender.
Sun Glowing on the Sea Chapel near Kato Stalos, Chania, Crete, Greece - Chania is the second largest city in Crete, located about 43 miles west of Rethymno and 90 miles west of Heraklion. Chania is the site of the Minoan settlement called Kydonia. Chania is a beautiful old city, especially the traditional streets and lighthouse.