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Spain/Portugal

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Travelled to Spain/Portugal... arrived in Barcelona (Catalonia), (Spain) via Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Tokyo (Japan) then travelled to/through Barcelona (Catalonia), Santiago de Compostella (Galicia), (Spain), Porto, Douro Valley, Lisbon, Sintra, Portalegre, Guardia (Portugal), Salamanca, Segovia, (Castile and León), Madrid (Spain) and back home via Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Tokyo (Japan)...



Siesta
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An elderly Spanish couple catching an afternoon siesta in the Placa de la Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.


Spiral Stairs
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In the baroque styled Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval, built in the 13th century, you'll find this unique triple spiral staircase designed by Domingo de Andrade, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.


Porto Views
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Multi coloured apartments in the old riverside district of Ribera along the Rio Douro, Porto, Portugal.


What a View!
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It always pays to be 'looking-up' as this 'mannequin on the balcony' has become quite an institution, Porto, Portugal.



Tipple Ripples
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A Rio Douro river boat meanders it's way along the peaceful Douro Valley, Portugal.


Sintra Palace
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Over looking the historic village you'll find the gothic-designed 'Palacio Nacional da Pena', Sintra, Portugal.


Iconic Lisbon
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Lisbon's archtypal yellow trams, Lisbon, Portugal.


Roof View
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Roof-top view of houses from the 14th century castle in the fortified village, Castelo De Vide, Portugal.



Light and Shadows
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View through one of the many alleys in the historic city, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain.


Roman Aqueduct
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Famous Roman aqueduct in the World Heritage town, Segovia, Castile and León, Spain.


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Sri Lanka

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Travelled to Sri Lanka... arrived Columbo (Sri Lanka) from New Delhi (India), then travelled to/through Columbo, Galle, Unawatuna Beach, Negombo (Sri Lanka) and back home via Singapore...



Unawatuna Beach
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Another beautiful day at the beach, Unawatuna Beach, Sri Lanka.





Netting Bench
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Netting bench on Negombo Beach, just outside of Colombo, Sri Lanka.




Tip-Top
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Cleaning staff have many 'novel' ways of keeping everything in tip-top condition, Changi International Airport, Singapore.




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North India

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Travelled to Northern India/Sri Lanka... arrived New Delhi (India) then travelled to/through Chandigarth, Shimla, Kalpa, Songla, Rampur, Kullu, Naggar, Manali, Mandi, McLeod Ganj, Bhagsunath, (Himachal Pradesh), New Delhi (India) and back home via Sri Lanka...


Shimla Views
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Picturesque mountain views from the beautiful English hill-retreat, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.


Spectators
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Women watching the 'Baisakhi Festival' (end of winter 'death' and beginning of summer 'life') from the roof tops around the willage square on a cold spring afternoon in the small Kinnaur mountain willage, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Kinnaur Kailash
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The imposing Kinnaur Kailash towering over a small mountain village, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh, India.





Sangla Skyline
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The small, isolated and remote Kinnaur village, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, India.


Naggar Views
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View across the picturesque Kullu Valley from the spooky Naggar Castle, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, India.

River of Rubbish
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Rubbish "embedded" along a mountain stream, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India.



Bhagsu 'Sardu'
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Met this Bhagsu 'Sardu' character on the walk back from Bhagsu waterfall just past the small Shiva temple, Bhagsunath, Himachal Pradesh, India.




Bustling Streets
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On the lively streets in the home of the Dalai Lama, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India.



Buddhist Devotee
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Buddhist Devotee in the courtyard between the Namgyal Monastery and Tsuglagkhang for one of the Dalai Lama's readings, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India.



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Posted by joffre 14:36 Archived in India Tagged india photography sri_lanka joffre Comments (0)

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