Category: History


Aug
12
2014
Workers outside a department store in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Chengdu & the Chinese Dream Richard Pendavingh 12.08.14

The entry point for my brief tour of China was the southern Province of Sichuan-famed for its incredibly spicy food and baffling theatrical performances.  I flew into the capital Chengdu at the start of October and explored the city between bouts of rain before venturing out into the nearby mountains.

Nov
27
2013
Ceres Valley, South Africa Richard Pendavingh 27.11.13

Another bleary-eyed morning spent rock-hopping in the pre-dawn light to get to a vantage point before sunrise.

Nov
08
2013
A view from Uçhisar castle.
Byzantine Bunkers Richard Pendavingh 08.11.13

Across Europe and Russia you can find the remains of bunkers and air-raid shelters- a legacy of the Second World War and the Cold War that followed. In Cappadocia, in central Turkey, you can find much older and much more extensive underground shelters.

Nov
04
2013
Iconoclasm & the Burger King Richard Pendavingh 04.11.13

In the valleys of Cappadocia are hundreds of cave churches from the early years of Christianity.

Oct
31
2013
A panorama of the cliffs over Çavuşin in Cappadocia
The Refugees of Çavuşin Richard Pendavingh 31.10.13

On a cliff overlooking the small town of Cavusin a Turkish flag flies amidst the ruins of a village.

Oct
20
2013
Part 2: The fall of Trebizond Richard Pendavingh 20.10.13

After the fall of Constantinople the two remaining Byzantine states- the Despotate of Morea and the Empire of Trebizond- came under renewed pressure.

Oct
03
2013
Part 1: The Fall of Constantinople Richard Pendavingh 03.10.13

In the mountains around Trabzon you can find fragments of an empire that traces its origins back to ancient Rome.

Jun
02
2013
Taksim Square Protests, Part II Richard Pendavingh 02.06.13

The previous set of photos was taken on Istiklal avenue approaching Taksim Square.

May
13
2013
Spreepark Cat
Spreepark, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 13.05.13

A series of images of the abandoned East German 'Spreepark' taken in May this year.

May
06
2013
Pergamon altar frieze
Pergamon Museum, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 06.05.13

Some images of Berlin's controversial museum of near-eastern antiquities including the massive Pergamon Altar.

Apr
30
2013
Olympiastadion
Olympiastadion, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 30.04.13

Photos taken at Berlin's Olympic Stadium- site of the infamous Nazi games of 1936.

Apr
28
2013
Holocaust Memorial in Berlin
Memorials of Berlin Richard Pendavingh 28.04.13

No other place is so heavily freighted with history than the city of Berlin.

Apr
23
2013
Instrument boxes in Notre Dame.
Parisian Relics Richard Pendavingh 23.04.13

Images taken inside Notre Dame and the Cathedral of Saint Sulpice in Paris.

Apr
02
2013
A visitor looks out over Manhattan from the observation deck of 30 Rockefeller Center
Top of the Rock Richard Pendavingh 02.04.13

The view from the top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Mar
30
2013
Gaur Diorama in the American Museum of natural History
American Museum of Natural History, NYC Richard Pendavingh 30.03.13

Some images taken of the collection at the American Museum of Natural History.

Mar
23
2013
St Agnes Church, Detroit Richard Pendavingh 23.03.13

It's hard to know how people feel about tourists climbing around in the ruins of their neighbourhood.

Feb
26
2013
Teck Cominco Zinc Smelter Richard Pendavingh 26.02.13

Some photos from our guided tour of the Teck Smelter in Trail, BC.

Nov
12
2009
Visiting the Graves Richard Pendavingh 12.11.09

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre.