Travel To Japan, Part 1 Tokyo

Travel To Japan, Part 1 Tokyo
I hope you will enjoy to discover Tokyo, and some travel photography in the capital and largest city of Japan. This is part one of my trip to Japan, with my awesome sister. Tokyo was initially a small fishing village named Edo, first fortified by the Edo clan in the late twelfth century. In 1457, Ota Dokan built Edo Castle. Even if the emperor lived in Kyoto, Edo became the capital of Japan, as it grew into one of the …

St Guilhem Le Desert, France, Herault

St Guilhem Le Desert, France, Herault
St Guilhem le Desert is a little village in the Hérault department of France. St Guilhem is classified among the most beautiful villages in France (Les plus beaux villages de France), and its inhabitants are called the Saute-rocs or even Saute-rochers (rocks leapers, rocks jumpers). The history of Saint Guilhem le Desert goes back in the year 804. Guillaume (Guilhèm in the Occitan language), Count of Toulouse and Duke of Aquitaine, describes the region as a ‘desert’, because there is …

Washington DC, United States

Washington DC, United States
Washington DC, formally the District of Columbia is the capital of the United States (It is not part of the state of Washington, to avoid confusion). The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River. The City of Washington (named in honor of George Washington), was founded in 1791 to serve as the new capital of the United States. I had the opportunity to travel to Washington …

Switzerland Valais Derborence

Switzerland Valais Derborence
Derborence, its cirque and its lake, are located near the town of Sion in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. The history of the site of Derborence, dates back to 1714. Terrible landslides are caused by the detachment of large rock masses that have detached from the mountain range, formerly named Scex de Champ. Causing the death of 15 people and hundreds of animals (wild and livestock) the disaster was considered as the devil’s work. The mountain range was renamed Les …

Palavas, Carnon, Mediterranean Sea

Palavas, Carnon, Mediterranean Sea
Located in South of France, on the Mediterranean Sea shore, the towns of Palavas (Palavas-Les-Flots) and Carnon are a big attraction for tourists who are visiting the Gulf of Lion in Languedoc-Roussillon, during Summer time. Their beaches are a nice playground for kite surfers, beach volleyball and beach tennis players. There is no big waves, so it’s not ideal for surfers, but you can see some from time to time. Personnaly, I prefer the periods when there is much less …