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January 28, 2007

Inner sanctuary, Abu Simbel

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When I last visited Anu Simbel in 2004, it was imposible to take photos of the inner sanctuary.
Fortunately, I had already done so 12 years earlier.
In the sanctuary there four seated statues of Amun, Ra-Harakhty, Ptah, and Ramesses.
The temple was constructed in such a way that the sun shines directly on 3 of the statues during two days of the year only the statue of Ptah - the god of darkness - remains in the shadow.
More pictures from Abu Simbel.

January 26, 2007

A rainy night in the Lake district

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rain falls at night in Keswick, Lake district

Nightly rain in Keswick, in the English Lake district.

January 24, 2007

Lotus Bud

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Lotus
A lotus flower in a Fukuoka Temple.

January 23, 2007

Get Well, Andy

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There is a beautiful “get well gallery” for Andrew Davidhazy who is currently recovering from an illness.
Andy is professor at the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (Rochester Institute of Technology) and founder of one of the liveliest photo forums on the internet whose members now have contributed the works displayed in the gallery.

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January 19, 2007

Canal St. Martin

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Another photo from the
Canal St. Martin in Paris.
The atmosphere here is completely different compare to the more renowned attractions, but I’d prefer it even to a stroll along the Seine.
A notice about homeless people camping in tents along this old canal reminded me of my last Paris visit.

More on this story:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0701/S00176.htm
http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,457516,00.html
http://www.paris-link-home.com/news/121/ARTICLE/1580/2006-12-19.html
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070108.wxhomeless08/BNStory/International/home
http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5318251

January 17, 2007

Nafplion: view from the mountain

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View from the mountan, Nafplion

View from Akronauplia mountain.

January 16, 2007

Costa Rica: Monkey on the Beach

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Hanging your rucksack from a tree may offer a certain protection against other species, however, the Capuchin monkeys are not easily deterred, especially if they know there are fruits to be found.
Actually, a few minutes later when nobody was looking, a colleague of the monkey in the picture retrieved a shopping bag full of fruit from another traveller and disappeared with it in a high tree.
Seen on a Costa Rica beach.

January 15, 2007

Pharaoh

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statue in the Egyptian museum, Luxor
seen in the beautiful Luxor museum.

January 13, 2007

Red, blue and black: evening in Marrakesh (Place Jemaa el Fna)

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Shortly after sunset, Place Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech

Blue hour over Place Jemaa el Fna

Night over Place Jemaa el Fna, Marrakesh
click on the pictures to see a larger version.

I was fortunate enough to get a table with an excellent view of Marrakesh’s main square on the evening before my flight back to Germany.
The sunset itself was not spectacular, but seeing the lively Place Jemaa el Fna and the spire of the Kotoubia Mosque under a rapidly changing sky was truly beautiful.
The square itself is already quite lively during day time and offers many attractions: there are many fruit stalls, musicians, magicians, tea vendors and artisans.
When night falls, however, it becomes even busier: there are long rows of food stall catering to tourists as well as the local population and Many people are passing through on their way to the extensive souks surrounding the square.
On the photos you can see the smoke rise from hundreds of grills.
Wikipedia told me that the name comes from the Arabic for “Assembly of the dead” and indeed, the heads of many executed people were on display here in ancient times.
Today, it is hard to imagine a livelier spot…

I very much enjoy looking at other people’s impressions of the same locations I visited, here are some I found interesting:

http://yourinnervagabond.com/blog//?p=122
http://www.evete.com/morocco2007/2006/09/djemaa_el_fna_s.html
http://blog.flickr.com/flickrblog/2006/08/oj_stand_on_jam.html
http://photosdumaroc.net/

January 12, 2007

Blue, green and yellow

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lush fields on the Isle of Man

A small cemetery between fields somewhere on the Isle of Man.
Seeing all the beautiful landscapes on this island it is very hard to believe that it is mainly known for motor races…

January 10, 2007

Streets of Marrakesh

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a woman with shopping bags in the Kasbah of Marrakesh, watched ba a mule
A street scene in the Kasbah area of Marrakesh, near the Saadian tombs.

January 8, 2007

Paris Lantern

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A lantern in the evening.
Taken on Fujichrome Velvia and scanned.

January 7, 2007

Green tea in the Garden

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woman prepares tea in shinjuku gyoen chaya
Not a full-fledged tea-ceremony - but still a very meditative process: with her back to us, a woman prepares two cups of green macha tea in Tokyos Shinjuku Gyoen Park.
Her silhouette is reflected on the lacquer wood of the table.

More on Shinjuku Gyoen Park at Wikipedia.

January 6, 2007

Jardin Majorelle Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle Marrakech, originally uploaded by laurenz.

Located in the heart of Marrakechs new city, Jardin Majorelle is a beautiful spot to somewhat relax from the other wonders of this city.

It once belonged to the painter Jacques Majorelle who also happened to be interested in botanics.
There is a small museum displaying his paintings as well as some islamic art, but possibly his most amazing work is the way brightly coloured buildings and ceramics blend with the tropical plants.
This very much reminded me of the modern glass installations of Dale Chilhuly in Miamis Fairchild Gardens.
The park was also once owned by Yves Saint Laurent.

Some more impressions from the Jardin Majorelle:
colourfully painted door in the Musee Majorelle

a cat strolls down a small alleway in the gardens

brightly colored ceramics

Website of the Majorelle Garden (French)

Other impressions of the same place were posted in the following weblogs:

http://parisart.typepad.com/d_signe/2006/11/blues_again.html
http://moroccanmaryam.typepad.com/my_marrakesh/2006/09/morocco_majorel.html
http://www.brindilles.net/2006/03/17/jardin-majorelle-a-marrakech/
http://reflets-du-monde.blogs-de-voyage.fr/archive/2006/12/28/2d7d46b95b4e4aa7c633f07fc3cb35cb.html

January 5, 2007

Titicaca Boat

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A few days ago, I posted a rowing boat in Essaouira now here is a slightly simillar small boat in a completely different setting at Lago Titicaca, Peru.

January 3, 2007

Carpet shop in Essaouira

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Moroccan carpet shop

A carpet shop in the old town of Essaouira (Morocco).

January 1, 2007

Blue Boat in Essaouira

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Essaouira is located North of Agadir, on the Moroccan Atlantic coast. It is a very picturesque (albeit touristy) town.
The UNESCO lists its Medina as a world heritage site.



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