Various Places around the World

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This page contains photos from various places around the world (sorted roughly from East to West), usually at locations where I did not take enough photos to create dedicated web pages.

 

Japan | Hong Kong | Laos | Cambodia | Thailand | Singapore | Nepal | Kyrgyzstan | Tajikistan | Kazakhstan | Saudi Arabia | Eritrea | France (Paris) | Spain | Morocco | Peru | United States

 

Japan (1984):

Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto

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Todai-ji, Nara.

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Miyajima.

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Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto.

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Hong Kong (2009 & 2011):

View of Hong Kong Island from Kowloon.

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View from Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Island.

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Sunday picnic of foreign maids in the shadow of the HSBC bank, Hong Kong Island.

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Streets of Kowloon.

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Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island.

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Buddhistic statue making an offering to the Tian Tan Buddha, Lantau Island.

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Laos (2006): [For other photos of Laos (Luang Prabang) see here.]

Wat Si Saket temple, Vientiane.

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A well-connected computer shop, Vientiane.

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Cambodia (2004 & 2006):

Angkor and around.

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Banteay Srei.

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Tonle Sap lake.

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Thailand (2006): [For other photos of Thailand (taken in 1972) see here.]

Temples in Bangkok.

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Singapore (2004 - 2014): [For other photos of Singapore (taken in 1972) see here.]

Sri Krishna Temple, Waterloo Street.

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Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple (Buddhist), Waterloo Street.

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Boat Quay on the Singapore River (2004).

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Boat Quay on the Singapore River (2014).

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Dragon boat racing on the Singapore River.

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Floral exhibition, Suntec Exhibition Center.

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Heavy rain, lower Orchard Road .

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Marina Bay Sands building, behind Fullerton Bridge (2014).

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The gate of Fort Canning (2014).

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Nepal (2008-2014): [For other photos of Nepal (mountaineering) see here.]

Boudhanath, Kathmandu.

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Pilgrims and monks at the Boudhanath, Kathmandu.

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Streets, Kathmandu.

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Old house, Kathmandu.

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Bhimsen tower (or Dharahara) (left) and Clock tower (Ghantaghar), Kathmandu.

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Remains of Bhimsen tower after the April 25, 2015, earthquake. (I am not the author of this photo.)

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View over Kathmandu from top of Dharahara, with Swayambhunath on top of the hill in the far background.

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In Kirtipur, the least visited of the four royal cities in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

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Kyrgyzstan (2008 & 2011): [For other photos of Kyrgyzstan (mountaineering) see here.]

Statue of Kyrgyz ballet dancer Bibisara Beishenaliyeva in Bishkek (left) and Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity cathedral in Karakol.

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Tajikistan (2009): [For other photos of Tajikistan (mountaineering) see here.]

Ismoili Somoni monument, Dushanbe.

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Kazakhstan (2009):

Astana.

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Saudi Arabia (2008 & 2009): [For other photos of Saudi Arabia see here (Jeddah and Medain Saleh) and here (volcanoes of Harrat Khaybar).]

Mosque in Qasr (Castle) Ibrahim in Al-Hofuf, a Shia center in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The castle and the mosque were built during Ottoman rule in 963 AH (Anno Hijri, Muslim calendar), or 1556 (Gregorian calendar). The mosque has been the target of a suicide bombing in January 2016.

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Old Cadillac′s, near Dhahran, Eastern Province.

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under construction, in Thuwal, on the Red Sea Coast north of Jeddah (January 2008).

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Inauguration of KAUST by King Abdullah, attended by many heads of state, Thuwal (September 2009).

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King Abdullah delivering his speech for the inauguration of KAUST.

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Colorful, fancy, but non-alcoholic cocktails in a restaurant, Jeddah.

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Eritrea (1973):

Port of Massawa. (I took these pictures in 1973, when Eritrea was still part of Ethiopia. So, the Ethiopian flag flies over the ships.)

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France:

Paris (January 2016):

View over the Seine river and Pont Louis Philippe from Pont Marie.

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Notre Dame.

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Hotel de Sully.

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Place des Vosges.

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Bassin de l‛Arsenal.

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Spain (2007):

Mezquita, Cordoba.

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Plaza de Toros (opened in 1785), Ronda.

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Typical landscape of Andalusia near Ronda.

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Village of the Alpujarras.

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Morocco (2014 & 2016): [For other photos of Morocco (trekking) see here.]

In the Medina, Marrakesh.

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Fondouks, Marrakesh. These are ancient caravanserails. Today, many have been transformed into restaurants or clusters of artisan or souvenir shops

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Sweets, souk of Marrakesh. Bees love them! After all, the sweets are made with their honey.

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Grocery shop, souk, Marrakesh.

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Colorful patterns in the souks, Marrakesh: herb baskets, kufi caps, kebab skewers, small carpets, camel figurines, small jewelry.

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Koutoubia (left) and Medersa Ali ben Youssef (center and right), Marrakesh.

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Bab Agnaou, one of the main gates of the rampart wall surrounding old Marrakesh.

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Left: Moulay El Yazid mosque. Right: fountain located at the corner of Bahia and Derb Si Said streets, Marrakesh.

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Murals, Marrakesh. Such mural paintings are still rare in Marrakesh.

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Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh.

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Waterfalls, Ouzoud, Province of Azilal.

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Peru (2012): [For other photos of Peru (mountaineering) see here.]

Plaza de Armas, Lima.

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Multi-layer adobe pyramid at Huaca Pucllana, Miraflores. This site was an administrative and ceremonial center built around 500 AD by members of a pre-Incan society called the Lima Culture.

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United States:

 

California (November 2007):

Mono Lake.

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Death Valley and around.

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Massachusetts (December 2015):

Nauset marsh, Cape Cod.

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Race Point beach, Cape Cod.

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Salt marsh and breakwaterwalk in Provincetown, Cape Cod.

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New-Hampshire (December 2015):

Adams Point.

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Lonesome Lake and around.

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Maine (December 2015):

Piscataqua River and Wood Island seen from Kittery Point.

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Nubble lighthouse at Cape Neddick.

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In Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

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Meckerel Cove, Bailey Island.

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