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The Pope's Palace in Avignon

Something for the cardinals to contemplate

There was a time when selecting a Pope was a matter of world politics. There was a time when who was going to become Pope was cause for murder or even war. There was a time when the Pope was not in Rome. There was even a time when there were two Popes at the […]

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Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus, Pays des Cathares, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Pays des Cathares, Cathar Country, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Pays des Cathares (Cathar Country) is a region in the southern part of the Languedoc and the northern part of Roussillon. It has some spectacular […]

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How old is old?

The world’s oldest living organisms in pictures How old do you think the world’s oldest living thing is? … … … No, it’s older. Rachel Sussman has made a photo project on photographing the world’s oldest living organisms. She has taken pictures of parsley, strangulating fungi, old trees, brain coral. Her starting point was that […]

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Mount Athos and vineyards, Greece

Mount Athos and vineyards (Tsantalis, Greece)

Vineyard with Mount Athos top in the background. Mount Athos. Tsantali Vineyards & Winery, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece. Metoxi Chromitsa of St Panteleimon monastery. – Mount Athos vineyard by Tsantali, Macedonia, Greece, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Mount […]

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It is 20 years since the start of the war in Bosnia

I find it very difficult to comprehend that the war in the Balkans could and did happen. It is now twenty years since the war started in Bosnia. When the troubles started in the Balkans and when they ended depends, I guess, a bit on how you want to count. In 2006 we had the […]

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Sitges, Spain

Good place to be to discover the wines of Catalonia (Sitges)

Evening view. Porto Alegre / San Sebastian beach. Sitges, Catalonia, Spain – Sitges, Catalonia, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Sitges is a good place to stay when you explore Catalan wine regions. (It’s located just 35 […]

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Can you hear angels singing? (Leon city, Castilla y Leon)

stained glass windows cathedral santa maria de regla , Leon spain castile and leon – Leon, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more relevant photos — Leon is a city in the region of Castilla y Leon (Castile […]

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It used to be a gold mine (Las Medulas, Spain)

Las Medulas Roman gold mine spain castile and leon – Las Medulas Roman gold mine, el Bierzo, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Las Medulas is an incredible man-made landscape in northern Spain […]

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On the border to Portugal, Arribes del Duero (Spain)

View over Duero , Fermoselle spain castile and leon – La Setera, Arribes, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. La Setera is a small family run wine and cheese farm in Spain, in […]

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The monks’ house in the vineyard (Clos de Vougeot, Burgundy)

Chateau du clos de Vougeot and vineyard cote de nuits burgundy france – Clos de Vougeot, Vougeot, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Clos de Vougeot (or Clos Vougeot) is a grand cru […]

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The intricate web of vineyards (Pommard, Burgundy)

Vineyard. Rugiens sector. Pommard, Cote de Beaune, d’Or, Burgundy, France – Pommard, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Pommard is one of the best known villages (or communes) in Bourgogne’s Côte d’Or. No […]

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Morgon village in Beaujolais

Vineyards. The village with church. Morgon, Beaujolais, France – As seen from Domaine Lathuiliere-Gravallon. – Domaine Lathuiliere-Gravallon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Domaine Lathuilière-Gravallon is a 17 hectares wine estate in the Beaujolais region […]

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Mommy, I shrunk the house! (Arcachon, Bordeaux)

villa umbrella pine arcachon bordeaux france – Arcachon, Gironde, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Arcachon is an hour away from Bordeaux. It is situated in the Bassin d’Arcachon and so protected from the Atlantic winds. It […]

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Why is it called “Brand”? (Turckheim, grand cru, Alsace)

vineyard view over village from brand grand cru turckheim alsace france – Brand Grand Cru, Turckheim, Alsace, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Brand is a famous Grand Cru vineyard in Alsace. It is situated outside of […]

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Storks and castles in Alsace (Ribeauville)

roof top stork’s nest chateau saint ulrich in back ribeauville alsace france – Ribeauvillé village, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Ribeauvillé is one of the most picturesque villages in Alsace, visited by hundreds of thousands of […]

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A nice place to share a glass of Alsace wine (Colmar)

little venice ‘petite venise’ colmar alsace france restaurant terrace little venice ‘petite venise’ colmar alsace france – Colmar city, Alscae, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLE PICTURES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Colmar is a small city (or big town) in the […]

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How to find a needle in a haystack (The Eiffel Tower, Paris)

Warning: This has nothing to do with wine. On Alamy, one of the world’s biggest stock photo agencies, there are 16,053 images of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. I work with Alamy. They are one of the places where you can license BKWine photography. I have a handful of images of the Eiffel Tower on […]

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My favourite Riviera hotel

hotel riviera arcachon bordeaux france (Sunday photo…) – Arcachon, Gironde, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Arcachon is an hour away from Bordeaux. It is situated in the Bassin d’Arcachon and so protected from the Atlantic winds. […]

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One of the oddest hotels (Convento, Zamora, Spain)

hotel el convento restaurant interior , Coreses spain castile and leon – Hotel Convento, Coreses, Zamora, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Hotel Convento is certainly one of the oddest hotels we have […]

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Valladolid, a city worth visiting (Castilla y Leon, Spain)

restaurant terrace plaza mayor Valladolid spain castile and leon – Valladolid city, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Valladolid is a city in the north west of Spain. It is the capital of […]

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Holy Mary! What a building! And what mussels! (Leon, Spain)

Santa Maria de Regla cathedral Plaza de Regla , Leon spain castile and leon [And since this is not really wine related (will be back on theme next post!) here is a bonus food picture.] mussels in tomato sauce restaurant Imprenta Casado Leon spain castile and leon – Leon, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography […]

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Las Medulas (Castilla y Leon, Spain)

Las Medulas Roman gold mine spain castile and leon [This is one of those scene that are absolutely incredibly spectacular in real life but the grandeur and impression is difficult to convey in a small image.] – Las Medulas Roman gold mine, el Bierzo, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. […]

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What do wine writers actually do? (Castilla y Leon, Spain)

A lot of knee-bending! (Glimpses from a wine tour with the Circle of Wine Writers in Castilla y Leon) tempranillo and Gabriella Opaz, Catavino journalist Bodegas Vinas del Cenit, DO Tierra del Vin de Zamora spain castile and leon Brett Jones kneeling in a vineyard, taking a photo , Pajares de los Oteros spain castile […]

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This way please for wine and cheese! (Bodega La Setera, Spain)

Cheese and wine shop Bodega La Setera, DO Arribes del Duero spain castile and leon – La Setera, Arribes, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. La Setera is a small family run wine […]

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Tempus fugit, memento mori (Beaune, Burgundy)

wine shop beaune cote de beaune burgundy france (This was a very nice wine shop that was also a small restaurant. It is no more. Any reader who remembers it, in the centre of Beaune? It also shows a clever way of using old barrel staves to build wine racks.) – The town of Beaune, […]

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This is not what I thought summer holiday would be like (Arcachon)

beach with a single woman arcachon bordeaux france And since, frankly, this has nothing to do with wine you get one bonus picture today: hotel riviera arcachon bordeaux france – Arcachon, Gironde, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant […]

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Not your average shopping street, but still crowded (Riquewihr, Alsace)

main street riquewihr alsace france – Riquewihr village, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Riquewihr is the most visited of the picturesque towns in the wine region of Alsace. In this fairytale town of 1200 inhabitants 90 […]

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Some photos from Castilla y Leon wineries

Here are a few galleries with images from wineries and vineyards, and some towns, in Castilla y Leon in north east Spain: Castilla y Leon Arribes del Duero Bodega La Setera Castilla y Leon Benavente Bodegas Otero Castilla y Leon Cigales Bodegas Concejo Pilcar Castilla y Leon Cigales Bodegas Frutos Villar Castilla y Leon El […]

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New Wine Stock Photos on BKWinePhotography.com

A whole lot of new photos are now available on www.bkwinephotography.com. Some 6000 new stock photographs are now there. I will be posting stock photo sample galleries in the sidebar on the right in the near future. Subjects for this set of pictures includes: – Alentejo in Portugal – The Douro Valley in Portugal – […]

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Nice view and well ventilated abode

Nice view and well ventilated abode

Roman Diana temple with columns. Evora, Alentejo, Portugal [Evora is one of the historic towns in the Alentejo wine region.] – THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Evora, Alentejo, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. Evora is the central city (or town, it’s […]

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