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Italy

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Travelled to Italy... arriving in Rome, (Italy) via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore), then travelled to/through; Rome, Siracuse, Palermo, Trapani, Castellammare del Golfo, (Sicily), Bologna, Cesenatico, Rimini, (Emilia-Romagna), San Marino, Perugia, Tuoro, (Umbria) Rome (Italy) and back home via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore)...




The Colosseum
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The Colosseum aka Flavian Amphitheatre on a typical spring afternoon, Rome, Italy.





Piazza San Pietro
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Panorama of famous St Peter's Square, where people ridiculously wait in a queue over 1km long to gain entry, Vatican City.





Spanish Steps
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The surprisingly popular Spanish Steps, which connects Piazza di Spagna with Piazza Trinità di Monti, Rome, Italy.





Fontana Di Trevi
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The extremely popular and renovated Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy.





Roman Nights
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Walking the back-streets of Via del Boschetto, Monti, Rome, Italy.






Golden Arches
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The Colosseum hauntingly lit up during the evening, Monti, Rome, Italy.





Mount Etna
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Spectacular view of Mount Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy.





On the Streets
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On the picturesque baroque island streets, Ortigia, Sicily, Italy.





This Old House
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Traditional coloured house on the Mediterranean foreshore, Ortigia, Sicily, Italy.





Romantic Ragusa
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The irrepressibly romantic baroque town of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy.





Magical Modica
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View of the baroque hillside town from the main street, Modica, Sicily, Italy.





Siracuse Blues
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The alluring blue waters of the Mediterranean coast-line, Siracuse, Sicily, Italy.




Cattedrale di San Nicolò
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Restored to it's former baroque glory, the imposing Cattedrale di San Nicolò, Noto, Sicily, Italy.





Cappuccini Catacombs
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The macabre Cappuccini Catacombs, where people pay to be embalmed and hung in the monastery crypt, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.





Piazza Pretoria
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View to Quattro Canti along Via Maqueda from the Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.





Sicilian Artichokes
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Fresh Sicilian artichokes at the Mercato Zucciria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.





Corner of Paradise
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Originally a local fishing village, now a stunning and popular tourist beach, Mondello, Sicily, Italy.






Street Art
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Ceramic lemons on the walls of the Kasbah (ie. old Arab quarter), Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy.





Golden Beach
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Reputedly, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coastline, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy.





Smugglers Cove
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The stunningly beautiful old tuna fishing and smugglers bay, which now has much sought-after, but basic sea-side accommodation, Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily, Italy.



La Stanze
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The ornate and atmospheric 16th century lounge, formerly Palazzo Bentivoglio, of the Le Stanze bar, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.





The Morning After
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After a big night out, in the historic and now famous hipster 'eat and drink' street of Via Del Pratello, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.





Fresh Sardines
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Fresh sardines for sale at the Via Pescherie Vecchie markets, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.





Two Towers
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The famous Two Towers, (ie. Asinelli and Garisenda family towers), Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.





Italian Portico
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Typical Italian portico or porch built on the front of buildings, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.





Da Vinci Canal
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Old-style boats on the canal surveyed by Leonardo Da Vinci, Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.





Baptistery Ceiling
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The intricate mosaic roof of the Battistero Neoniano or Baptistery of Neon, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.





Cesta Tower
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Cesta Tower (aka De La Fratta) on the highest peak Monte Titano, San Marino.





San Lorenzo's Steps
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Italians love to sit on steps and drink, in this instance the steps of the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo in the Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Umbria, Italy.



Spello Streets
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Life? on the cobbled streets, Spello, Umbria, Italy.






Vino Rosso
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Late afternoon in the vineyards in the Umbrian country-side, Bagni, Umbria, Italy.



Orvieto Views
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View of the red-rock Etruscan city of Orvieto, Umbria, Italy.





Palazzo dei Consoli
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Entrance to the Museo Civico in the old Palazzo dei Consoli on a wet and rainy day, Gubbio, Umbria, Italy.





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Posted by joffre 17:33 Archived in Italy Tagged singapore italy sicily photography abu_dhabi vatican_city san_marino Comments (0)

Sumatra

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Travelled to Sumatra... arriving Pekanbau (Sumatra), (Indonesia) via (Singapore), then travelled to/through; Pekanbaru, Bukittinggi, Lake Maninjau, Bukittinggi, Pekanbaru (Sumatra), (Indonesia) and back home via (Singapore)...




Gardens by the Bay
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The spectacular Gardens by the Bay, lit up during the evening light and sound show, Singapore.






Bored in Bukittinggi
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End of a long day in the shops off Jam Gadang, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.






On the Lake
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Early morning on peaceful Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.






Volcanic Crater
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Cloudy day on the volcanic crater, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.






Old Wood House
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Charming old wooden house on the road around Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.






Minangkabau House
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Traditional Minangkabau roof on a foreshore house, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Clouds on the Horizon
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The recent influx of fish farms on the lake has raised environmental concerns over water quality in the future, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.





Life on the Lake
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Digging for clams on a misty morning, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.






In the Clouds
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A view of the northern end of the lake from Puncak Lawang, the para-gliding launch-pad, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.






Minangkabau Paddies
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Newly planted rice paddies at Kelok 28 on the way out of Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.







Bendy Drivers
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Bendy drivers or local 'horse and cart' taxi's, parked at Jam Gadang waiting for customers, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.






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Caucasus

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Travelled to Georgia/Armenia... arriving via (Singapore) and (Munich), then travelled to/through; Tbilisi, Kazbegi, Mestia, Borjomi, Gori, Tbilisi, (Georgia), Yerevan, Yeghegnadzor, Goris, Sevan, Yerevan, Alaverdi, (Armenia), Tbilisi, (Georgia) and back home via (Munich) and (Singapore)...



Masjid Sultan
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Sunrise over the Masjid Sultan, considered one of the most important mosques in the country, Singapore.






St George Cross
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St George cross carved in stone outside the St Nicholas Church in the Narikala fortress, Tbilisi, Georgia.




Sameba
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The impressive Georgian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral, or Sameba as it is locally known, Tbilisi, Georgia.







Ananauri Church
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On the banks of the Zhinvali Dam sits the famous Ananauri Church built in 1689, Ananauri, Georgia.







Kazbegi Trio
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The village of Kazbegi (aka Stepantsminda), the Kazbegi Church (aka Gergeti Trinity Church or Tsminda Sameba) and snowy Mt Kazbeg, Kazbegi, Georgia.






Classic Kazbegi
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Interpretation of the classic Gergeti Trinity Church against the mountain shot, Kazbegi, Georgia.





Svaneti Towers
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Medieval Svaneti Towers or Koshkebi built between the 8th and 13th centuries, Mestia, Georgia.






Alpine Autumn
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Autumn colours in the mountains around a ghost village abandoned after an earthquake in 1987, Zhamushi, Georgia.






Ushguli
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Stunning autumn colours surrounding the highest habitable village in Europe, Ushguli, Georgia.






Beautiful Borjomi
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Nestled on the banks of the Borjomula river is the famed mineral hot-waters town of Borjomi, Georgia.






Private Carriage
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The insignia on Stalin's private train carriage that was reputedly used to broker a deal at the 1945 Yalta Conference between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin, Gori, Georgia.






City of Caves
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The mythical ancient silk road 'City of Caves', which dated back to 5BC with a population of 20 000 inhabitants, Uplistsikhe, Georgia.






Armenian Genocide
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The Armenian Genocide memorial and museum built to commemorate the systematic and brutal murder of 1.5 million Armenian's by the Turkish, Yerevan, Armenia.






Opera House
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Yerevan's much loved and used Opera House lit up during the evening, Yerevan, Armenia.






Garni Temple
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Ubiquitous Armenian accordion player at the entrance of the pagan Garni Temple, Garni, Armenia.






Geghard Monastery
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Expression of piety in the lighting of a candle before a Saint within the 4th century Geghard Monastery, Geghard, Armenia.





Road to Nowhere
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A melon seller's seasonal road-side dwelling, on the road into the hills outside of Tigranashen, Armenia.






Armenian Fruits
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Armenian strung dried fruits and grape sujuk, sold by vendors on the streets of Yeghednadzor, Armenia.






Noravank Monastery
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Nestled in a stunning red-stone gorge is the Noravank Monastery just outside of Yeghednadzor, Armenia.






Snow Cover
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The trusty Lada covered with an over-night dusting of snow, the first for the season, Goris, Armenia.






On The Road
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On the snow-lined road between Goris and Yeghegnadzor, Goris, Armenia.






Sulema Pass
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Looking South while crossing the spectacular 2410m Sulema Pass on the way to Lake Sevan, Orbelian Caravanserai, Armenia.





Lake Sevan
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Lake Sevan was to be a relaxing couple of days beside the lake, ended up -2C and snowing, Sevan, Armenia.





Tombstones
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Carved tombstones of monks embedded in the floor of the Sanahin Monastery, Sanahin, Armenia.






Waiting for the Bus
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Waiting for the local bus to fill and leave, Alaverdi, Armenia.






Haghpat Monastery
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Haghpat Monastery built around 976AD, used as a production house of religious literature and home for the bard Sayot Nova, Haghpat, Armenia.






Neues Rathaus
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The gothic Neues Rathaus, or city town hall built 1867, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.




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Posted by joffre 22:16 Archived in Georgia Tagged singapore germany photography georgia armenia Comments (0)

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