View of northern Ljubljana from castle hill towards the Kamnik Alps

Ljubljana, in Eight Grainy Photos

On Friday I reported from Ljubljana’s War-Free Zone that I recently shot my second roll of film in two months –and the second in ten-plus years. Here are the highlights from the rest of the roll which turned out to be an impromptu if unconventional tour of the Slovenian capital …


The Street Crawl Daily Dozen: an Introduction

Today’s Pics du Jour inaugurate another (near) daily photo project hereby dubbed the Street Crawl Daily Dozen, a selection of mobile snaps shot and collected in and around Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital.


After 122 Months, a Return to Film

This wall is near the Cobbler’s Bridge in Ljubljana’s old town center, the first picture I shot on film in ten years and two months. I intend to make many more. This journey ‘back’ began innocently last fall when on a whim at a flea market I dropped €22 on …


Abandoned: 21 Photos From Ljubljana’s Oldest Pool

This is the Kopališče Kolezija, the oldest swimming pool facility in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital. Located southwest of the city center, a public pool has been in this area since at least 1879. It probably hasn’t always been this colorful, making it a fitting inauguration for a new and occasional urban …


The World’s Most Beautiful Cemeteries – La Recoleta, Buenos Aires: A Tour in 32 Photos

Last year a CNN correspondent listed la Recoleta among the world’s 10 most beautiful cemeteries. As pomposity, style and grandeur go, the final resting place for many of Argentina’s most rich and powerful who passed on over the past two centuries is difficult to beat. And it is also beautiful. …


Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany – Travel | Stock Image Gallery

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bavaria, southern Germany Date: February 2014 Weather conditions: unseasonably warm, rainy, cloudy All images (c) Bob Ramsak 2014. All rights reserved. For stock or editorial use please get in touch. For print purchases please visit here; for greeting cards and post cards here.    

Laguna Torre, Glaciares National Park, Argentin

Patagonia’s Laguna Torre and Glaciar Grande – A Seven Image Gallery

Wrapping up this three-post series on a pair of day hikes from El Chalten, Argentina, is this mini-gallery of the Glaciar Grande and the lake it overlooks, Laguna Torre. Even shrouded in clouds the scene does an admirable job advertising this corner of Los Glaciares National Park as the hiker …

Sendero Fitz Roy 7

Hiking Patagonia’s Fitz Roy Trail: El Chalten Day Hike 1

Fitz Roy Trail Trailhead: El Chalten, Argentina Duration: Approximately four hours to Camp Poincenot, one way; distance about 9.5km (6.mi), one way Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation gain: about 350m (1,148ft) Whether you’re aware of it or not, it’s quite likely that you’ve seen Mt. Fitz Roy, arguably the most …

Sarajevo Olympic Bobsled course

Sarajevo Olympic Bobsled Run, 30 Years Later

The 22nd Winter Olympic Games officially get underway today, just one day shy of the 30th anniversary of the opening of the 1984 Games in Sarajevo. Above, a shot of what the bobsled run looks like today, part of the Bosnian capital’s Olympic legacy. Constructed in 15 months at a …

Trg Republike at dusk, Split, Croatia

Trg Republike, Split, Croatia (Pic du Jour)

A quiet moment on this large square surrounded on three sides by attractive neo-Renaissance buildings known as the Prokurative. With a population nearing 200,000 –its metropolitan area is home to about 350,000– Split is the largest city on the Dalmatian coast and the second-largest city in Croatia. Split, Croatia, 12-Feb-2008