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January 28, 2008

Windmills of San Francisco

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A Dutch windmill in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

January 27, 2008

Coral Bay, Cyprus

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Coral Bay, a beautiful beach near Paphos

Coral Bay, situated north of Paphos.

January 26, 2008

Dance performance at Shamwari Game Reserve

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dance performance, Shamwari Park

South African Dance Performance, Shamwari

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Dancer at Shamwari

This performance wass held in Shamwari Park, one of the many game parks along the Garden Route, South Africa.
Decidedly touristy, but a very nice photo opportunity and good fun.

January 25, 2008

Egyptian God Bes at Dendera

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God Bes, Dendera
Ugly and never shown in profile this dwarf-like god looks very un-Egyptian, and indeed it is suspected that he was imported from somewhere else, maybe other parts of Africa.
Still, as a protector of homes and childbirth, Bes was quite popular although no temples were dedicated to him.
He also acted as god of war and music.
This high relief of Bes (also spelt: Bisu or Bez) is at the entrance to the Dendera temple of Hathor (near Luxor)

January 20, 2008

Gamelan Music

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Gamelan orchestra in Ubud, Bali
A Gamelan orchestra performing in Ubud, Bali.
For ears used to European classical music, this sounds very strange and noisy, but the atmosphere of such a performance is truly unique.

January 17, 2008

Japanese soldier guarding Kumamoto Castle

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well maybe his distant offspring…

January 16, 2008

Near the temple, Dendera

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Everyday life goes on beside the ruins.

January 11, 2008

Colca Canyon

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For a long time, it was believed that the Colca Canyon was the deepest canyon on earth, but it turned out that the nearby Cotahuasi Canyon is even deeper.
In any case, the Colca Canyon is an attraction and walking there is a unique experience.
It is quite a strenuous effort, however, - after all it is situated at a height of approximately 3500 meters and acclimatisation is essential.
More on the Colca Canyon at Wikipedia.
More pictures from Peru on my main site and in this blog:
http://peru.travelphoto.net/
http://www.travelphoto.net/a-photo-a-day/wordpress/category/photos/peru/

January 10, 2008

Another View of the Levada Nova

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Levada Nova
It is a very relaxing experience to walk along a levada through woods and fields.
The levada Nova in the Western part of Madeira is quite an easy walk and very varied.
Local agencies organise the walks, but it is quite easy to do a walk on your own as well: although there are hardly any signposts, the “levada” carrying the water across the island usually clearly identifies the correct way.

More Levada images:
http://www.travelphoto.net/a-photo-a-day/wordpress/2008/01/03/walking-the-levada-nova-madeira/
http://www.travelphoto.net/a-photo-a-day/wordpress/2004/03/22/madeira-levada-wanderung/

January 7, 2008

Castlerigg Stone Circle, near Keswick

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sheep, tourists and a stone circle in Castelrigg (Cumbria, England)

Castle Rigg Stone Circle, England, near Keswick

Castlerigg Stone Circle, United Kingdom, photo Laurenz Bobke

The stone circle is about 5000 years old and today consists of 38 stones of varying size.
I’ve seen it in good and bad weather and don’t know which atmosphere to prefer.

more about the Castelrigg circle and more pictures of the stone ring and the sheep:
http://www.travelphoto.net/a-photo-a-day/wordpress/2006/11/12/sheep-at-castlerigg-stone-circle/
http://www.travelphoto.net/a-photo-a-day/wordpress/2005/08/21/castlerigg-stone-circle/

Even more facts at Wikipedia.

January 5, 2008

Near Ouarzazate

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In the back, you can see the Atlas mountains…

January 3, 2008

Walking the Levada Nova (Madeira)

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This is a typical Levada - the water runs in the small canal and it is possible to walk on the stones beside it, - even in rough terrain.
The Levada Nova is a very beautiful and easy walk.

January 1, 2008

Strange Creature in Bad Hersfeld

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Sculpture in Bad Hersfeld
A rusty statue seen in a Bad Hersfeld park.
Actually quite cute, isn’t he?

Happy New Year!

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portrait of Senior, an old toy bear
What will 2008 bring?
A happy and prosperous New Year To All - and all the best for any travels you may undertake!



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