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May 30, 2005

Barcelona. near the Cathedral

Filed under: — lbobke @ 8:56 pm


A statue outside the (old) cathedral of Barcelona.
The Sagrada Familia by Gaudí may be the most important tourist attraction in Spain, but Barcelona’s old cathedral is well worth a visit and the surrounding old quarter is much more fascinating than the modern buildings built in the harbour area - at least in my opinion…
BTW: any idea who this is? I found the way that the face remains in the shade quite fascinating…

May 29, 2005

Lucknow residency

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Residency Lucknow
The “residency” in Lucknow was demolished in the Indian mutiny of 1857. The uprising started when Indian soldiers refused to “bite the cartridge”. This referred to the way the paper cartridges containing gunpowder were opened at the time, the problem being that, in order to keep the dry, they had been greased with pork or beef fat.
This, of course, was not in accordance with Muslim and Hindu believes.

May 28, 2005

Barcelona

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Barcelona Skyline
Barcelona seen from a sailing ship.

May 26, 2005

Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal in Agra.

May 24, 2005

Maria Laach

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Maria Laach
The famous monastery church of Maria Laach.

May 22, 2005

Montreal skyscrapers

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Skyscrapers in Montreal Sky scrapers in Montreal

May 21, 2005

Laach Lake

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"Laacher See" - Laach lake
The Laach lake - close to the famous monastery of Maria Laach, Germany.

May 18, 2005

High Dam memorial

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Nasser memorial
Not exactly beautiful: the high dam memorial was meant to celebrate Soviet-Egyptian collaboration on the dam project.

May 16, 2005

Salamanca Bridge

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One of the bridges of Salamanca.
Salamanca is said to be the place where the “purest” Spanish is spoken and therefore many foreigners are inscribed in one of the many language schools.

May 14, 2005

Santa Catalina

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Santa Catalina
Inside the Santa Catalina monastery, Peru.

May 11, 2005

Fog over the Moosburg

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Fog in the park of the Grand Ducal palace in Wiesbaden Biebrich.
The Moosburg was built as a ruin - to lend a special flair to the park.

May 9, 2005

Small grave

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A small grave on the Fatimide Cemetery (Aswan, Upper Egypt).

May 8, 2005

Fatimide Cemetery.

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Fatimide Cemetery
Another photo from the Fatimide Cemetery.

May 7, 2005

Yet another Reflection

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Reflection in the water of a small pool in Wiesbaden
One more reflection seen in the Walkmühltal, Wiesbaden, Germany.

May 5, 2005

Feluccas on the Nile

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Feluccas on the Nile, Luxor
Just about every evening you can see this sort of sunset over the Nile in Luxor and Aswan.
Similar shots on this site:
Aswan Sunset, Luxor Sunrise, Egypt: an evening in Aswan.

May 4, 2005

Bush Fire

Filed under: — lbobke @ 11:42 pm

Bush Fire in Australia
The original owners of the land still know best how to protect it: many of the bush fires are actually started by aborigines to prevent much worse natural fires from spreading.
Also, many of the plants have adapted so well that they actually need such a fire from time to time…
Picture taken in Kakadu National Park, Australia.

May 1, 2005

Elephant Butt

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Elephant's tail
Seen at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka.
More photos from the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage



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