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Caucasus

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelling to Georgia/Armenia... arriving in Tbilisi, (Georgia) via (Singapore) and (Munich), then travelling 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)...



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Masjid Sultan
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Sunrise over the Masjid Sultan, located in the Muslim Quarter, and considered one of the most important mosques in the country, Kampong Glam, 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 a 1987 earthquake, 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, 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.





Piety
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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 Tigranashen, Armenia.






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





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



Other Caucasus photos from my travels;

Georgian photos
Armenian photos





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

Germany

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelling to Germany/Slovakia/Hungary/Poland... arriving in Frankfurt (Baden-Württemberg), (Germany) via (Singapore) and (Abu Dhabi), then travelling to/through; Frankfurt, Mannheim, Elzach, Friedrichshafen, (Baden-Württemberg), Berchtesgaden, Munich, (Bavaria), (Germany), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Krakow (Lesser Poland), Warslaw (Masovia), Wroclaw ( Lower Silesia), (Poland), Dresden (Sachsen), Berlin, Frankfurt (Baden-Württemberg), (Germany) and back home via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore)...



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TV Building
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The unique and transparent local Set Design company building, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.





Black Forest
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The beautiful Black Forest country-side, Elzach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.





Old Town
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The charming Old Town village, Meersburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.





Rooftop Views
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View of the village from the Munster Spire, Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.





View to a View
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Viewing platform on the edge of peaceful Lake Konstanz, Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.





Neuschwanstein Schloss
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The ubiquitous Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen, Bavaria, Germany.





Eagle's Nest
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Mountain-top tea house or Kehlsteinhaus built for Adolf Hitler, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany.





Hauptbahnhof
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The busy railway station or Hauptbahnhof, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.





On Track
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View to the Bratislava Castle along busy Obchodna street, Bratislava, Slovakia.





Hungarian Parliament
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The impressive Hungarian Parliament building during the evening, Budapest, Hungary.





Krakow Dorożka
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Dorożka horse carriage in the atmospheric Rynek Główny or old town square, Krakow, Lessor Poland, Poland.





Oświęcim Fencing
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Fortified fencing at the infamous Oświęcim (aka Auschwitz) Nazi death camp, Oświęcim, Lesser Poland, Poland.





Palac Mlodziezy
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The stunning 'Palace of Culture and Science', a gift from the Soviets, lit up during a cold evening, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland.





Rynek we Wrocławiu
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The colourful and historic Rynek or market square in the city, Wroclaw, Lower Silesia, Poland.





Hipster Heaven
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The Hebeda's hotel is a local institution, in the vibrant home of the hipster, Neustadt, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.





Schlossbrücke Statue
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A shining Schlossbrücke statue, with view over the Lustgarten to the impressive Berliner Dom, Mitte, Berlin, Germany.





Römerberg Ostzeile
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Rainy evening at the Römerberg Ostzeile or old town centre, Alstadt, Frankfurt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.



Other German photos from my travels;

German photos





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Mediterranean Adventures

Travel Map and Photographs

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Flew to the Mediterranean to travel from Egypt around to Morocco... arriving in Cairo (Egypt), via Singapore and Dubai... travelling to/through; Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor, Hurghada, Suez, Sharm al-Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweibaa (Egypt), Aqaba, Petra, Amman, Jerash (Jordan), Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa (Israel), Amman,(Jordan), Damascus, Palmyra, Tartus, Homs‎, Hamah, Aleppo (Syria), Antioch, Adana, Kas, Nevsehir, Göreme, Pamukkale, Selçuk, Kuşadası, Çanakkale, Istanbul (Turkey), Thessaloníki, Athens (Greece), Brindisi, Naples, Rome, Florence, Milan (Italy), (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Paris (France), Barcelona, Alicante, Granada, Córdoba, Algeciras, Sevilla (Spain), (Gibraltar) Faro, Lagos, Monchique, Evora, Lisbon, Sintra (Portugal) Madrid (Spain) and back home via Bangkok, Ko Phangan (Thailand)... (I was unable to visit Lebanon, Crete and Morocco).



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In the Desert
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Taking a break in the desert, while hitching between Aswan and Abu Simbel, Egypt.





On Da Nile
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Felucca's take a lazy 3 days to sail from Aswan to Luxor, Egypt.





On the Beach
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The laid-back Bedouin fishing village, Dahab, Egypt.





Hunter or Hunted?
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Hunting Falcons on the ferry journey between Nuweibaa, Egypt and Aqaba, Jordan.





The Monastery
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El Deir or 'The Monastery' in the ancient hidden trading town, Petra, Jordan.





On the Streets
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Walking the ancient streets in the historical roman ruins, Jerash, Jordan.





Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
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The bus that took me, music blaring, through the desert and multiple check-points to Palmyra, Damascus, Hauran, Syria.





Palmyra
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The ancient 3000 year old Assyrian site, Palmyra, Syrian Desert, Syria.







Norias of Hamah
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One of the 17 remaining Norias or waterwheels that traditionally channeled water for agricultural proposes, Hamah, Orontes Valley, Syria.





Winter Fairy Land
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Fairy Mountains, Goreme National Park, Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Turkey.





The Winner!
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A champion camel wearing the winner's carpet after a successful 'camel wrestling' tournament, Selcuk, Aegean Turkey, Turkey.





Gallipoli
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ANZAC Cove is the infamous site of the battle between the Turkish and Allied troops in 1915 and one which is commemorated yearly, near Canakkale, Marmara, Turkey.





Lykavittos Hill
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Rising from the upmarket suburb of Kolonaki is the spectacular Lykavittos Hill, Athens, Greece.





Flavian Amphitheatre
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Ruins of the Flavian Amphitheatre aka The Colosseum, Rome, Italy.





On the Canal
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One of the many canals in the unique canal-belt, Amsterdam, Netherlands.





Notre Dame
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The magnificent Gothic architecture of Notre Dame, Paris, France.




Glorious Granada
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The multi-cultural streets, from the amazing Alhambra, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.





Skyfall
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On top of 'The Rock', in the British territory, ceded in the 16th century, Gibraltar.





Cliff Fishing
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Fishing the 100m cliffs at Portugal's western-most point, near Lagos, Portugal.




Gruesome Grotto
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The gruesome Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) in the Igreja de Sao Francisco, Evora, Portugal.





Avenida da Liberdade
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View of one of the main historical boulevard's, Lisbon, Portugal.





Fairy-tale Village
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Just out of Lisbon you find the fairy-tale village, forests and castles, Sintra, Portugal.





On the Beach
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On the tropical 'Ban Tai' coastline, Ko Phangan, Thailand.



Other photos from my travels;

Egyptian photos
Jordanese photos
Syrian photos
Turkish photos
Greek photos
Italian photos
Dutch photos
French photos
Spanish photos
Portugese photos
Thai photos





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