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February 3, 2008

Wiesbaden Carnival 2008

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A glorious winter day provides a good opportunity for the participants to show off their beauty…
Last year’s images:
Wiesbaden: Carnival 2007 - I
Wiesbaden: Carnival 2007 - II
Photos from the Carnival parade 2006
and
http://www.travelphoto.net/a-photo-a-day/wordpress/2006/02/25/carnival-in-wiesbaden/

January 26, 2008

Dance performance at Shamwari Game Reserve

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dance performance, Shamwari Park

South African Dance Performance, Shamwari

dancer at Shamwari, South Africa

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 16, 2008

Near the temple, Dendera

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Everyday life goes on beside the ruins.

February 18, 2007

Wiesbaden: Carnival 2007

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

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 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.

December 7, 2006

Calcutta Dancer

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dancer in Calcutta
A dancer in a dance show in Calcutta (India).

August 24, 2006

Japanese Theatre: “Kyougen play”

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Japanese Theatre, originally uploaded by laurenz.

This is a scene from a funny “Kyougen” play: distrusting his servants, the a master binds them before leaving the house.
However, even bound, they find a way to get to the master’s sake provisions and drink from it.

Gion Corner in Kyoto presents short snippets of Japanese arts including various styles of theatre, the tea ceremony and the art of flower arrangement.
All this is quite touristy, but still fun and a good way to get some fascinating shots (you can even use flash throghout the performance).

June 9, 2006

Wiesbaden: Theatrium 2006

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posing at the cocktail bar

The Theatrium is the street festival of Wiesbaden’s most fashionable street, the Wilhelmstra▀e.
The name of course is related to the state theatre of Hesse which re-opened in 1977 with a relatively small festival.
Today, there are several music venues, 140 food stalls, lots of street events and many artisans.
This picture was taken at a Brazilian stall where one could buy the cocktails to go with the international speialties sold nearby.

June 8, 2006

Eltville

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A stately knight enjoys his glass of local sparkling wine in Eltville (Rheingau).

May 23, 2006

Train to Machu Picchu

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For most travellers visiting Machu Picchu from Cuzco, the starting point of the train ride is Ollantaytambo.
It would be a pity though to miss out on the Inca ruins in Ollantaytambo itself, which are also very impressive.

March 5, 2006

Carnival Procession in Santa Cruz

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An archbishop?
Due to bad weather the main carnival event had to be postponed.
So the procession in Santa Cruz took place in the evening which completely changed the atmosphere.
I had the chance to see the other big corso in Puerto de La Cruz today (in broad daylight) - photos from that event later…

February 25, 2006

Carnival in Wiesbaden

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musician from Basle

Even though the big carnival parade in Wiesbaden only takes place tomorrow, there were many international groups to be seen in the city today.
This is a costumed musician from Basle (Switzerland).

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a clown selling balloons

November 16, 2005

Dance Group

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Egyptian Dance Group
An Egyptian Dance Group in Aswan, 1992.

November 4, 2005

Ghats of Varanasi, before sunrise

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Ghats of Varanasi
Varanasi is maybe the “holiest” place in Hinduism. Many people believe that “death in Varanasi is Liberation” meaning that if you are cremated here, you have a good chance to escape the cycle of rebirth.
Consequently, many people come here to die, dead are brought here for cremation and there are millions of pilgrims.
There are over 100 “ghats”, some of which are dedicated to burning bodies while others are pure bathing ghats for the ritual cleansing (puja).
There also are plenty of small rowing boats for pilgrims and tourists who want to see this all from the water of the holy river Ganges.

Other names for Varanasi: Benares, Banaras, Kashi.

September 11, 2005

Passers-by (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Passers-by, originally uploaded by laurenz.

Presumably actors from one of the many theatre performances going on simultaneously in the hundreds of venues.

September 5, 2005

Tao - Japanese drums in Scotland

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Kodo drums at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
This is a picture from the 2005 Edinburgh Festival.
Flash photography was explicitly prohobited so I took this shot without flash with my small Lumix FX8.

June 6, 2004

Egypt: dates are nice

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picking dates in a palm tree
… but I wouldn’t risk this for any sweet!

February 27, 2004

Indonesia: going to work on the fields

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Peasant on the way to his fields, photo: Laurenz Bobke
Seen near Ubud (Bali, Indonesia)

February 3, 2004

Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Geisha conducting a tea Ceremony Kyoto, Japan
What is the real purpose of the Tea Ceremony? Philosophy? Zen? The perfect cup of tea?
Well, I would guess that, today, the answer is simple: money.
The event no longer takes place in a small garden house but in theatre-style halls.
Even so, one shouldn’t miss the opportunity to attend such a ceremony. It’s beautiful.
And you even can take photographs, which would not exactly be compatible with the traditions of Cha-Do - the way of tea.

February 2, 2004

China: Street in Chongqing

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Even on rainy days, the streets of Chongqing (China) are full of people.
The traditional way of transporting goods are sticks on which porters carry over their shoulders

Traeger, Chungqing, China

February 1, 2004

Japan: Fly-fishing in Kamakura

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A beautiful sunset in Kamakura. More on taking pictures of silhouettes.

January 31, 2004

Images of Asia: Japan.

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I’m going to post some pictures from Japan in this Weblog, in addition to this, here’s my Japan photo gallery .



    

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