Aug 5 2015

Kjeragbolten

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Less scary than it looks like

 

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Jul 28 2015

Alesund

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Feb 20 2015

View from Rothorn, Graubünden

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One week of weather like this while staying in Arosa. Awesome.

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Okt 22 2014

Sagrada familia in Barcelona

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During our annual meeting, this time in Barcelona we had a guided tour into the world's most crazy church, the "Sagrada familia".

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Aug 13 2014

Zhang Jia Jie, Avatar mountains

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Aug 7 2014

Fushimi Inari-Taisha - Endless Tori path to the mountain

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I tell you...it just doesn't stop.

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Aug 7 2014

Fushimi Inari-Taisha

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Aug 6 2014

Kiyomizu-dera Geishas

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Aug 6 2014

Kiyomizu-dera #2

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Aug 6 2014

Kiyomizu-dera

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Aug 6 2014

Kinkaku-ji temple Kyoto

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Aug 5 2014

On the way to Kyoto through the Japanese alps

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Aug 3 2014

Asakusa Shrine, Tokyo

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Aug 2 2014

Telecom Center, Tokyo

Category: Martin @ 15:23

Telecom Center near National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. This was also the place where some ambitious teen girl combos practised for the annual music competition.

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Jul 31 2014

Tokyo Skytree

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Jul 30 2014

Shinjuku

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View from the Park Hyatt hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Kabuchiko, Shinjuku

Some elderly dudes, doing hard late-night construction work

 Business buildings near Shinjuku station.

 

 

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Jul 28 2014

Shanghai North Bund

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 Nice view from the Banyan Tree Hotel terrace.

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Jun 21 2014

Trip to Mysore

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Chawundi Temple. Compared to Myanmar I was a bit whelmed. The stream of people was enourmous. At least paying 10x the amount of the locals had its advantage and I could skip the queue.

 

Apparently this guy is called Nandi the Bull (seen at Chamundi Hill, Mysore)

This schoolboy wanted to earn a bit of school tuition money. For some reason he only could make silly faces. Right: Colorful chalk swastikas painted on the wall of Chamundi temple

 Mysore Palace. Unfortunately the most beautiful part were the large halls inside where photography was strictly forbidden.

 

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Jun 15 2014

Surayanarayana Temple Bangalore

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 Nice temple near the old airport in Bangalore. The place is hard to find and surrounded by small houses. 

Cows near the temple feasting on delicious rubbish.

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Mrz 20 2014

Trip to Bagan

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Start of our tour de force one-day Pagan trip. The flight to Nyaung U started at a mental 6:15. The return flight was 17:55, just in time to arrive back in Yangon before going out at night. We rented a taxi for the whole day with a very enthusiastic driver that wanted to show us as many temples in as little time possible.

 There were so few tourists that many of the temples were either completely empty or only had 1-2 people visiting. A situation unheard of in other countries (especially China).

 This spectacular view was taken from a small temple with stairs to the roof, looking a bit like a Mayan Pyramid. 

After taking a rest and some picture from up the temple roof we left with our taxi. Only after having finished seeing another temple I realized that I've left my bag containing my passport on the temple top. Upon driving back there we saw a gathering of people around a table next to the temple. The whole contents of my bag were nicely spread out on the table including my passport and a few other nice items such as used handkerchiefs and a dirty sock. An imposing police officer stood next to the alleged thief who was in obvious distress and with teary eyes. I got my stuff back and the thief probably a few baton hits.

 I don't know what these two fellas were doing there, but they enjoyed posing for a few photos.

 

 

 

 

Buddhas galore.

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Mrz 19 2014

Yangon exploration

Category: Martin @ 15:00

 Kandawgyi Palace Hotel at the Kandawgyi Lake

 Karaweik Hall Restaurant

 

 Aung Sang Suu Kyi's former residence and place of house arrest

At the site of the giant lying Buddha: A Chinese Monk (left) who was very chatty (probably bored), and a young Padawan apprentice (right)

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Mrz 18 2014

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

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Mrz 18 2014

Yangon center and Sule Pagoda

Category: Martin @ 15:00

Independence Monument in Maha Bandula Park, Central Yangon

 

Attaching gold to the Buddha. A real life Buddha assuming the correct hand position. 

Girls working at the Sule Temple

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Mrz 17 2014

..and the world's your oyster

Category: Martin @ 20:00

 View from Bayoke tower

This was our lovely view from the hotel.

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Mrz 13 2014

Similan Island Liveaboard Diving

Category: Martin @ 23:58

 Staying on a liveaboard in the Andaman Sea around the Similan islands.

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Feb 7 2013

Mount Agung, Tulamben, Bali

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Mount Agung, place of Gods and center of the Balinese coordinate system. It stretches from sea level up to 3000 m. The volcano last erupted in 1964 and due to some massive pyroclastic flows sunk the USAT Liberty that has been lying on the beach off Tulamben since 1942. The shipwreck is now one of Bali's major attraction for divers.

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Feb 5 2013

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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Okt 11 2012

Galeries Lafayette Paris

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Jun 16 2012

Niagara Falls

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Jun 15 2012

Toronto

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View of the Toronto Skyline from the Quay West Marina.

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