Palau de la Música Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music) - Barcelona, Spain - a concert hall designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner - built between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in
Mijas - white washed city above nearby Marbella. The streets are closed to automobiles, and accessible only on foot or by donkey. Attractive old street in one of the better known pueblos blancos (white towns) of Andalucia.
Su Di Bridge on West Lake (Hangzhou, China). The Lotus flowers in the foreground are part of the Quyuan Garden, which features more than 200 species of lotus flowers growing in five ponds. (AND NO, THIS IS NOT JAPAN.
The red lotus is the symbol of the heart's original nature. It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion, activity and all the qualities of the heart. It is the lotus of Avalokitesvara. (Red Lotus Flower Reflections on Green Background by Bahman Farzad)