The first stop on our recent Portuguese trip was the city of Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Wiki: Evora is the capital of south-central Alentejo region. In the city's historic center stands the ancient Roman Temple of Evora (also called the Temple of Diana). Nearby, whitewashed houses surround the Cathedral of Evora, a massive Gothic structure begun in the 12th century. The Igreja de Sao Francisco features Gothic and baroque architecture along with the skeleton-adorned Chapel of Bones.



The waking dream ...from sunrise to sunset to moonrise. Every day is a gift.



The first run of 2024, the 9th Media Maraton Ciudad de Algeciras, in Spain. Unfortunately, a very hot day. I barely made it.
My time: 02h, 15m, 00s.



"13.03.2020: Lockdown Day 1 - making the best of a bad situation ...I guess there are worse places to be stuck at home."

Wow, 4 years ago, today, the lockdown began, in Spain. We were told 2 weeks. For the most part, we were pretty Zen about the whole thing, treating it kind of like a staycation. Oh, how naïve we were! In reality, people were kept in their homes for 7 weeks, not even allowed to go outside for a walk. We weren’t even allowed to take our dog more than 100m from the building. Looking back, now, it all seems so surreal but we will certainly never forget the absurdity of the whole thing.



30 years ago! Mexico City - 1994. My first exotic journey and I was thrilled. The city was amazing, vibrant, colorful and chaotic. Probably one of the most fascinating places in the world. The energy, the history, the culture, the people. I loved it!!!



The last brave bloom ...in denial ...fighting against the frost ...struggling with its own intrinsic nature.
Buds longing to open even as winter's sleep beckons.
Beauty everywhere we look ...if only we open our eyes.



I got some exciting news from the Sudetes Mountaineering Club in Jelenia Góra, which I'm a member of. First, one of my pictures from Dolomites made it to the new calendar published by the club. Second, I was amongst the group of club members awarded a trophy for “Mountaineering Achievements in 2023". In my case, the award was for finalizing the "38 x 3 000 m" project in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in Spain. Nice!

The announcement and the account of the award ceremony, during the club xmas party, on SMC website (in Polish).