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February 27, 2007

Ksar At-Ben-Haddou

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At-Ben-Haddou maybe is the most famous “Ksar” in Morocco.
This fortified village has been featured in many Hollywood productions although Ksar Ouled Soltane in Tunisia may be even more famous.

February 26, 2007

Peru: Somewhere in the Altiplano

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Seen from the Andean Explorer train connecting Cuzco to Puno (Lago Titicaca).
More pictures from Peru at my Weblog and the Peru country galleries.

February 24, 2007

Bodhgaya

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Just a short distance from the town centre, Bodhgaya looks like just another small village -not like one of the most important religious places on Earth.
More photos from India.

February 21, 2007

Sapporo Nightfall

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A red sky on a slightly rainy evening in Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan)

February 19, 2007

Wiesbaden: Carnival 2007 II

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Some more pictures of the carnival parade in Wiesbaden.

February 18, 2007

Wiesbaden: Carnival 2007

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Some pictures from this year’s carnival parade in Wiesbaden.

February 17, 2007

Menara Gardens II

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The pavillion and the great water reservoir were built by Saadian Sultan Abd er Rahman in 1870.
I visited Marrakesh in winter-time and the temperature was quite agreeable. However, in the heat of summer, those gardens must have been a veritable oasis and a welcome escape from the city.

February 16, 2007

Menara Gardens

Menara Garden, Marrakesh

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Surrounded by olive groves, Menara Gardens makes for a very scenic change from the bustle of central Marrakesh.
Even though the water of the pool in front of the pavilion looks somewhat murky. it’s still one of the most romantic places the city has to offer.
You can see the door in the red wall on both photos, by the way.

February 12, 2007

Medersa Ben Youssef II

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More impressions from the Medersa, one of the most important sights of Marrakesh.

February 11, 2007

Medersa Ben Youssef

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Medersa Ben Youusef

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Some impressions from the Medersa Ben Youssef in Marrakesh.
This Islamic school dates back to the 16th century and used to be the most important such institution in the whole Maghreb.

February 9, 2007

Punta Arenas

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Punta Arenas is the southernmost city in the world.
Seems that the brightly coloured roofs have to make up for the rough climate…

February 7, 2007

Bunraku in Kyoto

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Gion Corner in Kyoto may not be the most authentic place for Japanese Theatre, but it’s a good way to see different styles of theatre in one evening - and photography is allowed.

Bunraku is the art of the Japanese puppet theatre - one puppet may require several puppet players although there’s always a lead player who sometimes is fully visible.

More about Bunraku
Bunraku at Gion Corner, Kyoto

February 4, 2007

Los Roques… and the Teide

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The Cinchado rock, one of the most famous rocks in Tenerife.
Los Roques are one of the most attractive results of the volcanic eruptions.

February 3, 2007

Picturesque bad weather (Patagonia)

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View of the sea in Patagonia (Southern Chile).
Although the waether is not exactly inviting, the atmosphere is something unforgettable…

February 2, 2007

Tourist bus in Marrakesh

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Quite a nice way to get an overview of the city before diving into the souks of Marrakesh: the tourist bus stops at all the major sites and you can hop on and off as much as you like for 24 hours.
It’s also a good way to shoot some photos that you normally couldn’t but one should bear in mind that most Moroccans prefer not to be photographed.

February 1, 2007

Saadian Tombs

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The Saadian dynasty ruled in southern Morocco in the 16th and 17th centuries.
There are the remains of about 60 members of the dynasty within the mausoleum, outside are the graves of servants and soldiers.



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