Ceres Valley, South Africa

Richard Pendavingh

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

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Nov
18
2013
Sani Pass, Lesotho Richard Pendavingh 18.11.13

Sani Pass is a stretch of road on the border of South Africa and Lesotho. The stretch of road between the South African border post and the summit is one of the most treacherous roads I've ever come across.

Nov
12
2013
Drakensburg, SA Richard Pendavingh 12.11.13

Between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth we spent a few days exploring the great Drakensburg Escarpment that cleaves its way way along the eastern cape and forms the border of South Africa and Lesotho.

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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.

Sep
30
2013
Golden Horn ferry Istanbul Richard Pendavingh 30.09.13

Photos of the streets and waterways around the old Turkish capital.

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.

Jun
02
2013
Retaking Gezi Park Richard Pendavingh 02.06.13

Photos I took of today's anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

May
13
2013
ICC Berlin Richard Pendavingh 13.05.13

Some images of Berlin's International Congress Centre designed by Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte in 1979.

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
11
2013
View of Teufelsberg Teufelsberg, Berlin Richard Pendavingh 11.05.13

There's something grimly poetic about Teufelsberg- the Devil's Mountain.

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
24
2013
Tito’s Memorials Richard Pendavingh 24.04.13

A collection of haunting Soviet-era war memorials in the mountains of former Yugoslavia taken by Belgian artist Jan Kempenaers.

Apr
24
2013
Paris catacombs Paris’ Suburban Underground Richard Pendavingh 24.04.13

All the skyscrapers in Paris are concentrated in a region several miles from the city centre in an area known as La Defence.

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.