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Arches of Umayyad Mosque

Arches of Umayyad Mosque

Arches of Umayyad Mosque in Damascus now severely threatened by civil war
Jaisalmer Palace sketch - completed

Jaisalmer Palace sketch – completed

Completed. Jaisalmer Palace, India. The Rajasthan region has plenty of daylight. The palace is intelligent in that it incorporates many levels of depth into its design allowing for a beautiful play of light. Visited in 2012.
Jaisalmer Palace front elevation - in progress

Jaisalmer Palace front elevation – in progress

Jaisalmer Palace front elevation. India. In progress shot.
Catedral da Se, Sao Paulo

Catedral da Se, Sao Paulo

15 min sketch of Catedral da Se, Sao Paulo. There are times when I'm less worried about proportion or the level of 'realness' in my sketches. My ability to sketch depends totally on my mood at that particular time and space.
An unexpected instagram repost and a thousand thanks!

An unexpected instagram repost and a thousand thanks!

Had a great surprise yesterday when one of my sketches had been reposted by a Brazilian architectural and art instagram page and have garnered over 2000 likes!
São Paulo - Latin America's largest and greatest

São Paulo – Latin America’s largest and greatest

I have a huge fascination with cities. No doubt. The larger the better. It's natural for me to be excited to visit by far, Southern Hemisphere's largest - Sao Paulo, Brazil. The city proper has a population of over 11 million whilst the metropolitan area, 19 million residents.
My Big Win with Etihad Airways

My Big Win with Etihad Airways

This post was long due.   It was 7:30am in the morning and I was ready to leave for work. The year 2013 has been a very quiet one for me for all things TendToTravel. However, that morning was different. I decided to check my twitter timeline and was surprised to see Etihad Airways was...
Design Scandinavia - Copenhagen - A new kind of travel

Design Scandinavia – Copenhagen – A new kind of travel

After years of visiting far flung places searching for something unique, I've finally decided to change the way I travel..
Ljubljana - a small capital city with a lasting impression

Ljubljana – a small capital city with a lasting impression

I’m usually good with names of the places I’ve been to, especially the names of capital cities. Let me take you back when I was 8. I was in living in London back then and one of my prized possession was a world atlas given to me by my dad. I loved the atlas. I...
My Favourite Building – Casa da Musica

My Favourite Building – Casa da Musica

Located just across the Rotunda da Boavista, this standout was designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, and in no time became one of Porto’s city icons.
Kuala Lumpur's skyline from 1960's - the age of our fathers and grandfathers

Kuala Lumpur’s skyline from 1960’s – the age of our fathers and grandfathers

We all know how relatively new Kuala Lumpur is compared to other capital cities around the world. But does that make you wonder how quick KL's skyline has changed over the years?
Photo Essay - Spectacular shots of Petronas Towers after a heavy downpour

Photo Essay – Spectacular shots of Petronas Towers after a heavy downpour

How often do you see photos of the Petronas Twin Towers on the web these days? Too often I would assume. These shots I've taken actually made me think. Had the architect ever crafted this building tailored to Malaysia's intense weather?