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 | India | Kyrgyzstan | Tajikistan | Kazakhstan | Saudi Arabia | Eritrea | Turkey | Spain | Morocco | Peru | United States

 

Japan (1983):

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.

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The gate of Fort Canning.

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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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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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India (2013): [For other photos of India see here (Ladakh and Zanskar) and here (Andaman Islands).]

In the Lodi Gardens, New Delhi.

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In the Qutur Minar Complex, New Delhi.

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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).]

Old mosque near Dhahran, Eastern Province.

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Old Cadillac′s, near Dhahran.

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under construction, Thuwal (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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Turkey (2009-2012): [For other photos of Turkey see here.]

Fishermen on Galata bridge with Suleymaniye Mosque in the background, Istanbul.

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Stormy weather over the Golden Horn, Istanbul.

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Whirling dervish, Istanbul.

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Frescoes at Chora Church, Istanbul.

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Armenian church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island, Van Lake.

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

In the Medina, Marrakech.

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

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

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Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech.

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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:

Mono Lake, California.

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Death Valley and around, California.

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