Archive from March, 2013
Mar 27, 2013 - Asia, Lao, Sunset    No Comments

Farmer’s Life

Going south

I am in the bullet train going south to Kumamoto. I am suppose to go hiking in the Caldeira of the Ason-San volcano. But last time I checked, the volcano was active and spraying some deadly gases around… Still, there is a lot of natural hot springs around to pass the time so I’ll be fine.
Cherry trees are slowly beginning to blossom, giving me an idea of the wonder when full blossom will arrive. I can’t wait to see it!

Farmer’s life

Here is a photograph I took in Laos, when we were bicycling around the 4000 thousand islands. Technical it’s not the best I took, I made some mistakes and ISO where way too high, composition wasn’t that good and I had to crop a big chunk of the initial picture. Despite that, I think it’s my favorite picture from Laos so far! I really like the atmosphere, the sky, the reflection in the rice field…

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Mar 23, 2013 - Africa, Morocco, Waterscape    No Comments

Fishing time

Words from Honshù

Hi there, after two days driving all around the mighty Fuji-San, I am in a train passing trough the Japanese Alps on my way to Takayama.
It has only been 4 days but I already had some great experiences, bathed naked with a lot of Japanese folks, slept in a 2m3 capsule, woke up at five to see the Mount Fuji totally hidden in clouds, took a hike in the scary suicide forest… And still, more than 20 days remaining!

Fishing time in Essaouira

Something different for today. I don’t usually take photograph of people, I am not really good at it, and a little bit shy too but big photo lens helps ;D
Today’s pictures are some ordinary scenes that you can witness in the small harbor of Essaouira. Just everyday things, kids helping to take back on the ground one of the many blue fishing boats or a big ship going home after sunset.

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Mar 21, 2013 - Angkor, Asia, Cambodia    No Comments

The doorstep to adventures

News from Tokyo

I am on my flight to Tokyo, writing the post for today picture. I am going to spend 1 month in Japan, mostly in the south in order to witness the famous sakura, or blossom of the cherries trees.

I have prepared some pictures to post during my journey, most of them are from morroco or from Asia. As I didn’t bring any computer, it will be hard for me to put some stuff from Japan, apart iPhone stuff, so you will have to wait for my return !

The doorstep to adventures

Today’s picture is another one from the Angkor complex in Cambodia. The place is really amazing and a must see for every fan of Indiana Jones, Tomb raider or any old building lover.
I really like this photograph, it give a nice impression of what you could see if you beat the crowd by waking up early to see the temples.

I am not quite sure but I think this is Ta Prohm. These small temples, lost in the forest, might not be the most impressing by their architecture but the fight between rocks and vegetation, humain and nature, is a wonder to the eyes.

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Mar 13, 2013 - Church, Europe, Poland    No Comments

The Wawel Cathedral

Just a quick picture from Krakow. I am currently preparing my trip to Japan so I am quite busy ;D

Even if I really enjoyed my stay in Krakow, thanks to the beautiful city, good food and cheap beer, I don’t have a lot of good pictures from Poland. I had to travel light on Easy Jet so I couldn’t bring my tripod and all my lenses.
Anyway here is one picture from the Wavel Cathedral inside the Royal Castle. The full name of the cathedral is the Royal Arch-cathedral Basilica of Saints Stanislaus and Wenceslaus on the Wawel Hill.
Oh my god!

Mar 6, 2013 - Asia, Thailand, Urbex    2 Comments

USS Lincoln – Part II

Here is the second Part of an older post about this abandoned and rusty Land Shipping Tank, The USS Lincoln County (LST-898).

After getting into the boat, I spend few hours carefully walking inside this vessel. Even though I was too scared to go deeper than the third level, it was a great experience.

I still have to process some pictures of the inside so there will be a part three.

For updates, it is confirmed that The USS Lincoln has been sunk in late November and is now lying offshore of Kho Chang.

 

After hours of darkness, the sunset was waiting for me when I finally got out of this metallic beast.

The magnificent view from the inside.

A really really narrow hatchway.

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Mar 1, 2013 - Africa, Morocco    No Comments

Hassan II Mosque

I took this one during my trip to Casablanca.
I was hosted by some friends and they show me the city on these rainy days.
We arrived at the Hassan II Mosque just after the call for prayer and we had the chance to witness thousands of believers leaving the Mosque.
The mosque was completed, after seven years of works, in 1993 and built by french company Bouygues. It’s the 7th largest mosque in the world and has the tallest minaret which climb up to 210 meters, it’s 60 stories or 2/3 of the Eiffel tower.
Aside the figures, the place is really huge and beautiful. Even if I didn’t had the chance to go inside, the outside is magnificent. The square is huge and thanks to the rain that soaked it few hours prior to our visit, reflections on the floor were a delight for photography, .

I can really say that this was one of the most impressive contemporary buildings I ever saw. It just feels like ancient and strong. You know the feeling when you are walking around a centuries old monument.
No offense to architects but I think nowadays we aren’t able to construct something that can compete with a old cathedral or castle. This is as close as it can be ;D

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