No Place Like Home – European travel photography

No Place Like Home is sounds always so good, and I like it, because I feel at home in almost all the  places I travel. I also like to take photos of what other people’s homes look like, or places that inspire home to me. I have quite a few homey looking images from my travels – too many to fit in one post. Therefore, this time I will stay with only European homes. As a matter of fact, Europe was my first home place, so I have special feelings for it. All the images are part of my Fine Art America gallery, available as art prints. Click on them for a larger view:

No Place Like Home in Europe

One of my favorite pictures that says home to me is the swallow and her nest under the balcony of an old home-building in Portugal (the top image). Here below there are some more:

Laundry and architecture in Estoi, Portugal

Old street in Paderne, Portugal and more swallows – I love them πŸ™‚

But laundry means home, so this is what a saw in a sunny spring day while visiting Faro, Portugal.
I liked to see this elderly lady hanging clothes to dry in the sun. Apparently she didn’t have another place to do that, so she went out in the small plaza πŸ™‚ I think this is a nice homey scene πŸ™‚ Some of you may know from my previous posts, that I also like to take photos of laundry


I took a lot of pictures in Spain, including one of Dali’s museums – his home actually in Figueres. I was also so fortunate to be able to visit his wife’s (Gala Dali) castle in Pubol – OMG!

Spain is a very artistic country in its very unique way. I can say that I could feel a special energy while visiting it, different than in other countries. That made me observe things that I would probably otherwise ignore… For instance, I noticed this rusted but artistically made keyhole. I saw it on a door in a small town πŸ™‚

You can see many more Spain travel pictures of Spain in my FAA gallery, where they are available as art prints.

But look at this little cutie in front of his home door like a brave devoted guardian. He will never be the victim of an attrition ha, ha πŸ™‚ I made my original photograph painterly using the digital media:

Chico in Sagunto painterly travel photograph
Chico in Sagunto

Oh, I cannot stop! Here are two more home images from Sagunto, Spain:


The french countryside is also known for it’s homey feeling. I had this impression especially in the Southern part of the country, the “Sweet Provence”.  When you visit this place you just cannot stop taking photos of everything. There is a special unique atmosphere there. That, along with the beautiful sunlight made so many artists go there for their paintings… I made some of mine painterly as well, and they are available as art prints in my Provence gallery at Fine Art America

French Glass Door Art Print featuring the photograph Provence, France by Tatiana Travelways
At home in Provence, France

Here we are at a small winery in an old country house in Provence.

We spent one night at this place in a guest room upstairs. Look at that french home window bordered by heavy grown ivy!

A very homey French and very French breakfast was included.

But in the area South of the French Alps on the Mediterranean coast, you will also see many urban homey areas. Here for instance is a narrow street with old beautiful buildings in Provence, which I digitally painted and sold it as art print from my Fine Art America gallery.

…and then, it’s the historic famous city of Monaco. I made a post on our Monaco one day visit a little while ago.


In Germany the guest-houses look totally different. This is the inside of the room in one where we stayed near Friedrichshafen, on Lake Constance πŸ™‚ This image is also part of another post/blog in this site: Toys in the world

And here is the guest house in that small village, viewed from the outside at springtime:

House-boating is quite common in Europe, and I saw this one in a small harbor of Bremerhaven Germany. I was impressed to see how well equipped it was…

Well, I guess that home can be any place where you have the feeling for it πŸ™‚

I will end this post with a candid photo of my husband feeling at home in one of the guesthouses in Germany. ** Not for sale πŸ™‚

I initially posted this blog for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #94: At Home. Now I just updated it with more recent photos from my Fine Art America site.
… and here we are again with the fan of challenges πŸ™‚
Today’s Prompt Word: Attrition

14 Comments on “No Place Like Home – European travel photography”

  1. You have some photos of beautiful homes. My s-i-l and b-i-l used to live i Provence and the houses were often quite beautiful. I especially liked the shutters in such lovely colors.


    • Thank you very much Janet. Not sure what you mean by s-i-l and b-i-l, but yeah… everything is nice there it it gives a kind of nostalgia. But from visiting the place to actually living there is a big difference πŸ™‚ Merci and Multumesc!

  2. I love your take on, Tatiana! Beautiful homey looking images from your travels. The country house of Provence is my favorite. πŸ™‚

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