The North coast of Devon

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_DSC0255Evening falls at Watermouth Cove, North Devon, England

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Watermouth Castle, North Devon, England._DSC0542

Every morning at low tide the boats are sitting onto the bottom of the sea and then gradually by the evening the water fills the bays and canals again.

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Lynmouth.

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In Devon you can see this quite rare in the south of England view – wild grassland.

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Climbing on the top of this hill raising high above the sea near Combe Martin I felt a very special (and spacious) powerful feeling of vastness.

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Poppies instalation acting as a memorial for Remembrance Day at the coastal rocks of Ilfracombe._DSC0530_DSC0507_DSC0579

The bay of Ilfracombe._DSC0646

The controversial sculpture standing on the pier in Ilfracombe is called Verity and was created by Demian Hirst. The name of the piece refers to “truth” and Hirst describes his work as a “modern allegory of truth and justice”

The island of Thassos, Greece

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The island of Thassos is the furthermost northern island of Greece. It is no coincidence that Greeks call it The Green Pearl as most of it is covered by old and natural pine forests. The mountains of the island rise to more than 1200m above the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. This natural beauty has changed hands many times through history and has accumulated a rich historical and cultural heritage.

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A small orthodox chapel on a cliff in an isolated location.

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The Archangel Michael Monastery on the steep cliffs in the distance.

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Scala Potamia village and Golden Beach in the distance.

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The highest mountain peaks are within the borders of one of the two natural parks on the island._DSC2438e

The crystal clear waters of Paradise Beach are rich in different types of fish.

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This rock lagoon is a natural formation and is called Giola by the locals._DSC3110e

Ripe olives._DSC3171

Welsh fairy tale

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In the summer of 2010 I visited a number of alternative building projects in Wales. Built out of simple natural materials and covered with green roofs, these houses blend into the lush landscape. The beauty and tranquility of the Welsh countryside, along with the hobbit-like buildings, created an enchanting atmosphere and made me believe that is possible to live in a fairy tale, even in our modern world.

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One of the many amazing buildings made out of natural materials at the Cae Mabon Eco Retreat Centre in the North of Wales._8010281e P7255576e P8015622e

Llyn Padarn lake in the foothills of Snowdonia National Park.

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