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-the world as I see it

Wood you bet high on it?

Hello readers, this post is a tad bit technical and might not be of much interest to non-civil engineering folk. There, I have warned you in advance. Wood is one … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Tower of Hercules

Last weekend, my friends and I went on a road trip to Galicia – the most occidental autonomous province of Spain which lies just above Portugal. The plan was to … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Pombalino buildings of Portugal

If you’ve ever been to Lisbon, you would most definitely have spent quite a bit of your time downtown in the Baixa area – the neighbourhood with  historical buildings, narrow … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

A tale of two trees

*Srunch scrunch* – the crunching of leaves is the only thing that I hear as I make my way across the deserted park, braving the biting cold. It’s 9:30 am … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bridge over troubled water

If you’ve ever managed to successfully take a picture on the Charles Bridge without any person playing photobomber, even by accident, I would like to congratulate you on your marvellous … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Belgrade’s iconic landmark

Often described as the Barcelona of the Balkans, with its hip bars, chic clubs and rad pubs, Belgrade’s thriving nightlife has catapulted the city to the top spot in the list of … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

All in a day’s trip – Antibes and St. Paul de Vence

Unlike my previous entries (chapter I and II) in the ‘all in a day’s trip’ series, which had the same format – a portmanteau of monochromatic text and colourful snapshots, this post will just feature … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sleepless in Serbia

Often confused with Siberia by people whose geography lessons in school clearly did them no good , Serbia is a land-locked country seated in the South East of Europe. To … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Almost-forgotten historical timber homes

Timber construction is one of the most ancient forms of construction that has been known to mankind. Primitive shelters were built with twigs and branches that were intertwined to form … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Buonconsiglio Castle at Trento

I spent the first week of September in Trento participating in a conference on the health assessment of timber structures. I must say that the venue of the conference couldn’t … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

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