16th Street Mall – a pedestrian street in Denver, like dozens of other similar streets in other big cities all over the world. Always filled with tourists, homeless people, hippies, and folks working downtown. Not my favorite one, yet I happen to live a block away, right in the heart of Denver’s downtown.
However, this particular state of this street I managed to capture in the photo I liked the most – all deserted and covered in beautiful snow that somehow purified its otherwise crowded, dirty appearance.
Every major city has one or two streets that tend to draw in all kinds of crowd. Whether it’s downtown, historic district, or the heart of nightlife. These streets are always filled with tourists and people who are keen to take advantage of them. These streets, featured in thousands of photographs in various angles, seasons, and times, are too familiar.
We all have our favorite streets in various cities. Those that resonate with us. But visiting one and living on it can be two different experiences entirely. Did you ever walk down Arbat street in Moscow, Hollywood boulevard in LA, avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, or London’s Piccadilly?
Most of the time, they are long pedestrian streets with lots of shops, restaurants, food kiosks and again...tourists all over the place. Sometimes it can be tricky to get in a place, whether it’s a McDonalds or a souvenir shop. And then there are people bumping into you, and your photos end up photobombed with clueless visitors. Annoying, isn’t it?
This snowy day I discovered an entire new dimension to a street that I have a love-hate relationship with. Ever so deserted, covered in snow, as if in a fairytale?
The incredible moment I got to visit Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia, by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve been lucky enough to visit✨
The sites of Madain Saleh are currently closed to the public whilst the Royal Commission develops the area to allow for future tourism. I received an official invitation allowing me to film and document these sites to share it with you. #DiscoverAlUla#LivingMuseum#AlUla
Have you ever seen a Pink Lake? They actually do exist and they are natural. They are caused by the high level of Salt in the Water. With high temperatures and lots of sunlight Algae present in the Lake's Salt crust produces a red pigment called Beta Carotene which causes the pinkish appearance. The Lake returns back to normal in cooler months.
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Fire on Solina.
Setting Sun in front of the Channel of St. Ante.
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