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Hampi, a photographer's paradise

 If you ever plan to visit India, one place you must include in your itinerary is Hampi in the state of Karnataka. Recently I had a chance to visit this magnificent ruins of a prosperous empire called Vijayanagara which literally means “The City of Victory”in the local language of Kannada. Vijayanagara empire ruled South India for over two centuries from 14 AD.The ruins of Hampi, as it is known today, is a vast open museum of history, architecture and religion  As the epicenter of Hampi'... continue reading

Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan, India

Jaisalmer fort is a World Heritage Site situated in Jaisalmer (also known as "Golden City), Rajasthan, India. The name comes from a Rajput Ruler, Rawal Jaisal, who built the fort in 1156 AD.The fort stands on a hill - Trikuta Hill. The beauty of the fort comes from yellow sandstones that radiate different shades of yellow like lion-like, honey-like, and golden yellows during different times of daylight. This is the reason why it is also called "Golden Fort".  At night, the fort looks... continue reading

Historical sites, war, and photography

Hi all,War is a disaster !!I took thesephotos before the horrible war in Yemen. Nowadays, these sites are destroyed totally as this building  or partially as this site  As a photographer, I should be happy that my photos of these sites can not be taken anymore, but actually I am so sad for the consequences of war on heritage and human life.:(I think similar photos could increase the awareness of war disasters, to take all of us to the world of peace that we all dream... continue reading

Singapore Botanic Gardens

 Singapore may be a small country but it has one of the loveliest gardens in the world. On 4 July 2015 the Singapore Botanic Gardens becomes the first garden in Asia to be inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also the only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.The Gardens is more than 150 years old, with its present site being founded in 1859.In its early years, the Gardens played a very important role in the agricultural development of Singapore and... continue reading

Living heritage of India: Rathyatra

India is country of festivals. Almost all months of the year has unique festival.The State of Gujarat in India celebrates the journey of Lord Jagannath in the city of old Ahmedabad from last 130 years. Its the most popular tourist attraction around the world. Three small chariots with the idols of Lord Jagannath (Krishna), Balarama (Balabhadra) and Subhadra are pulled by the devotees through the cities, towns and villages. Thousands of devotees throng the streets on the day to have blessings.... continue reading

Warsaw's Old Town, testimonial of Polish culture

          The Warsaw's Old Town was declared as the UNESCO's World Heritage Site in 1980 and is listed as "an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century.         The Warsaw Old Town was established in the 13th century. In the heart of the Old Town is the Old Town Market Square that served as a place for regular fairs and festivities until the end of the 18th century. Surrounding streets feature medieval... continue reading

My Son Sanctuary - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.                          continue reading

Ha Long Bay - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, within Quang Ninh Province, in the northeast of Vietnam, is165 km from the capital of Ha Noi. Covering an area of 43,400 ha and including over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabitated and unaffected by humans, it forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and is an ideal model of a mature Karst landscape developed during a warm and wet tropical climate. The property’s exceptional scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological... continue reading

Idaho Heritage: Snake River +

I am going to talk more about technique. The reason both these photos work is the shadows.        . I try to think about how they would look on a wall before I pressed the shutter button. The rock makes the second photo. In the albums there is on large rock toward the lower center that sits just of the road. It sits too low andgets cropped off when it is put in the blog. Any way look carefully and you will noticethe shadows coverthe background of the photos making both are look farther... continue reading

Idaho Heritage: Snake River

It is one of the deepest rivers in the Western U.S.. It has nine Hydro Electric Dams that harnesses enough power for southern Idaho and parts of bordering western states.        The basalt canyon that towers above the river on each side becomes, Hell's canyon the deepest gorge in the United States. Despite all the river's natural glory, man has decide to dump farming waste in the river and it tributaries. Making it a polluted river. Moss grows so easy in the slower parts of the river... continue reading

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