Ambassadeur Everlasting

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Frankrijk

Frankrijk

Geoogst lavendel...ve

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net terug van en nog een heerlijk vakantie in Frankrijk. twee rustig campings gevonden, allebei in in een mooi omgeving, eerst in la Drome en toen in de Provence. Heerlijk gewandeld en genoten van het natuur en zon. Geoogst (maar toch mooi) lavendel velden in La Drome.

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BirmaYangon

BirmaYangon

Times are changing

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Yangon has changed fast over the past few years since the opening up of Myanmar. Private cars, new hotels, electricity in homes, shoppings malls and improved infrastructure to name but a few. But for the vast majority of Burmese, life goes on the same. For them change is slow. They can only stand and look.

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BirmaRakhine

BirmaRakhine

Chin vrouwen

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Out of the old box, Chin women in Rakhine state that now is out of bounds to foreigners, however with special permits and guides it is now permitted to travel to remote areas of Chin state which has always been off-limits. When one door closes another one opens, :)

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IerlandDublin

IerlandDublin

Trinity College...Lib

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The Book of Kells Exhibition is a must-see whilst in Dublin. Located in Trinity College Library the Exhibition displays the Book of Kells, a 9th century manuscript that documents the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ. The Book of Kells is Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript.

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IerlandDublin

IerlandDublin

Trinity College...Lib

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One of the most beautiful libraries in the world, built between 1712 and 1732, the Long Room at Trinity College’s Old Library holds the collection’s 200,000 oldest books.

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IerlandDublin

IerlandDublin

Homeless in Dublin

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Although Dublin is a prosperous city but you do see many homeless and this statue outside Christchurch I found poignant. Notice the holes in the feet

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IerlandDublin

IerlandDublin

Change lipstick

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Time to change lipstick says the MAC advertisement, I don't think he minds. Eye -catching street photogrpahy in Dublin

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IerlandDublin

IerlandDublin

Think Bigger

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Dublin’s rich musical heritage is a real point of pride for its locals. Its place in their hearts is evident just by strolling down Grafton Street, where a soundtrack is provided by the melodies of impassioned buskers covering old favourites from legends such as Van Morrison, Sinead O’Connor, and U2, or trying their hand at that own written songs, no music lover should miss these precious Dublin haunts.

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BirmaKayin

BirmaKayin

Kyauk Kalat

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My last upload showed the monastery and here you see the Kayak Kalat Pagoda, unusual for its position on the rock and its upside down wineglass form.

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BirmaKayin

BirmaKayin

The Kyauk Kalap...mon

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Just as impressive as the pagoda itself here you see the Kyauk Kalap monastery, being soaked in the late afternoon sun

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Italië

Italië

Herculaneum

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Destroyed by the same eruption of Vesuvius as Pompeii albeit in a different way. Herculaneum was destroyed by a pyroclastic surge which killed inhabitants, carbonised wood and left the city buried under 16-25 metres of rock, much of which is still not excavated.

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Italië

Italië

Old and New

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On the outskirts of Napels, and easily reached with the local train is Herculaneum. Much smaller but an alternative to Pompeii. The well-to-do Roman coastal town was destroyed by the same eruption of Vesuvius in AD79 which destroyed the larger Pompeii. Partly lying under the modern Naples suburb of Ercolano, the site of Herculaneum hasn't been fully uncovered and is much smaller and more manageable to visit than Pompeii. Destroyed in a different way, by a pyroclastic surge which killed inhabitants, carbonised wood and left the city buried under 16-25 metres of rock, the archaeological site offers a different kind of insight into the Roman world. The new town is built just above and the views of Vesuvius are ever present as you walk around this fascinating site.

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ItaliëNapels

ItaliëNapels

The bookshop

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Tucked away in a narrow alleyway an old man in his bookshop. Volumes of old books, the dust hit your throat as you entered, but it was the hat, the rose and the radio that attracted me to this timeless image.

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ItaliëNapels

ItaliëNapels

View over the Bay of.

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Leave the narrow streets of the city and take the funicular railway to Montesanto and enjoy the clear air and views over the city and the bay stretching to Mount Vesuvius.

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ItaliëNapels

ItaliëNapels

Smoking and talking

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Smoking and talking on the street corner. Everywhere in Napels you see graffiti, sometimes you can call it street-art, but more often than not its mindless tagging.

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ItaliëNapels

ItaliëNapels

A quick bite

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Street photography is fun on the gritty, narrow streets of Napels but coming across such a tableau you have to have luck. ;) Caught in the act.

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ItaliëAmalfi kust

ItaliëAmalfi kust

Espresso and trainers

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A city trip to Napoli - not only do you have the culture and history of Herculaneum and Pompeii close-by but the old historic center of the city with its winding narrow streets, old palatial buildings covered in graffiti is a must for every street photography. Andthe food is pretty good as well :)

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BirmaKayin

BirmaKayin

Kyauk Kalat Pagoda an

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Here in this panorama you can see not only the Kyauk Kalat Pagoda and Zwekabin mountain but the adjacent monastery as well bathed in the late afternoon light. Hpa-An is definitely a place to stop for a few days whilst in Burma.

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BirmaRakhine

BirmaRakhine

THE restaurant

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The place where we stayed was so remote this was the one and only place to eat, therefore I'm calling the photo THE restaurant. Luckily the food they served was not only organic, grown in their own gardens, or fish straight from the sea, but delicious a fusion of culinary delights. Rakhine food with a difference. They had built a stone oven so in the mornings we woke to fresh bread being baked. I've entered this into the categorie, eten, drinken en uitgaan, but could have also chosen bijzondere locatie, for this truly was.

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BirmaKayin

BirmaKayin

Saddan Cave II

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I recently showed you the pagoda in the first hall of Saddan Cave which is the largest temple Hpa An. As you wander through the various halls and chambers you emerge finally to an impressive hall with a huge stalagmite, illuminated by daylight and a beautiful view. Continuing further you will arrive at a lake where you can make a wonderful boat trip back to the entrance

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BirmaRakhine

BirmaRakhine

The fishing boats are

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The fishing have returned and it is the women that help to unload the fish, most of which is dried. Only the very few larger fish are taken off to market to sell. Southern Rakhine

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BirmaKayin

BirmaKayin

Saddan Cave

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Saddan Cave is the largest temple Hpa An. Saddan meaning Royal Elephant, and there are 2 stone elephants at the foot of the stairs, leading up to the cave. This is the hall as you enter with a golden pagoda in the center, passing through other halls one has a large reclining Buddha, other Buddha statues and gold tablets on the walls. There is an impressive hall at the end with a huge stalagmite, illuminated by daylight and a beautiful view. Continuing further you will arrive at a lake where you can make a wonderful boat trip back to the entrance

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BirmaRakhine

BirmaRakhine

Morning Glory

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Waking up to this every morning was a real feast for the eye, and the beach stayed like this . This is not a candid shot before he crowds arrive. This was pure, untouched and a privilege to be here.

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BirmaRakhine

BirmaRakhine

The fisherman and...f

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Early morning, the sun is up but not over the coconut grove that fringes the beach, the fisherman prepares his (handmade) boat for his next voyage. I am sitting on my verandah drinking tea, how idyllic can life be.

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