Posted for Paula’s B&W Sunday.
As you probably already know, I was in Bangkok not long ago. Let me tell you that they beefed up the security when I visited Bangkok. They even put handcuffs in my hotel room, just in case…
I’ve been traveling lately: Milano in the beginning of the month and tomorrow I’m heading to France.
As you already know I went hiking on the West coast of Norway this summer with three Frenchies and one Italian. I’m still working on processing all my photos from the trip, so I asked Maurizio – the Italian – if it was OK for him that I shared his photos in my blog, which it was.
I think it’s an interesting experiment to share two photographers impressions from the same trip: even though we saw pretty much the same things, we have captured and processed the photos differently. I’ll share my photos later, but all the photos in this post is taken by Maurizio – except for the few that he’s in. Then it’s me behind the camera (but with Maurizio’s post-processing).
If you read Italian, you can check out Mau’s blog about his journey to Norway. If you don’t read Italian, you can have a look at the photos here and in his blog. You can also follow him on Flickr.
The photo comments in this gallery is written by me (which is quite obvious for those of you who know me). Enjoy Mau’s photos!
Thanks to Maurizio Ghielmetti for letting me post his photos and thanks to Maurizio, Marine, Aurelien and Marie for joining me on this rare adventure. It killed my Iphone, but it was totally worth it (it’s a shame that we lost the timelapse video though…). Iphones aren’t built for Norwegian climate – never trust a fruit!
Check out his Flickr gallery and blog:
In Nepal I got on the wrong bus to Kathmandu. Two buses were leaving at the same time, from the same bus station, heading to the same destination…
This photo was shot one early morning at «Hotel Yes, Please» in Delhi, India. Shot with film on a point&shoot camera, then scanned.
My friend over at Knowallsbox recently visited the derby in Calcutta. You can check out his post from the derby and mine from the Delhi derby, plus some more of my India related posts here:
Met these snake charmers in Jaipur, India – not an ordinary event for me, but I sat down with them and picked up a snake. Later I learned that the snake charmers remove the fangs of the cobras that they capture, so the snakes die from internal poisoning after a few weeks. The photos are scans from film shot with a pocket camera and the quality is debatable…
For more unusual stuff, check out Paula’s B&W Sunday: https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/black-white-sunday-unusual/
Or for more photos of this & that, Lucile has a “Photo101 Rehab” project: http://luciledegodoy.com/2015/01/14/the-clinic-photo101-rehab-is-open-again/
Kraków. Some info from Wikipedia: The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland’s second most important city. It began as a hamlet on Wawel Hill and was already being reported as a busy trading centre of Slavonic Europe in 965. The city’s full official name is Stołeczne Królewskie Miasto Kraków, or “Royal Capital City of Kraków”.
Kraków (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkrakuf] also Cracow, or Krakow (US English /ˈkrækaʊ/, British English /ˈkrækɒv/) is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland’s most important economic hubs.
Visit other cities in other blogs:
- Novi Vinodolski: bopaula.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/a-walk-along-the-adriatic-coast-novi-vinodolski/
- Stockholm: kerlundphoto.se/2014/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/
- New York: nylondaze.com/2014/02/19/full-metal-jacket/
- Kolkata: knowallsbox.com/2014/02/22/reminiscing-victoria/
- Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and Kolkata: theurgetowander.com/2014/02/24/caught-in-the-act/
Know-All’s Box and myself had a conversation in his blog and it made me remember this song that I recorded with my friend Sjur 7 or 8 years ago. That’s when I decided to make a slide-show with some photos and the song. The lyrics are a mix between English and Hindi, with a few Hebrew words here and there – If there’s any wishes for it, I’ll include the lyrics.
This is an entry for both Ailsa’s “Travel Theme: Romance” and Paula’s “Thursday Special”. Follow the links to visit their posts:
Recently I posted two photos from a trip we had to Mallorca in 2010 and as I was sifting through my photos, I came across these from The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma.
I googled The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and found that it has an interesting history as well as architecture. Apparently the great Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi was involved in the building of this Cathedral too. I’ve always wanted to go to Barcelona to check out his famous architecture there. Maybe someday…
When we went to visit our dear friends in Grenoble this Easter/Pesach/Days-off-work, and I promised you that I would keep you updated with some photos from Grenoble. I’ve already posted two in a post called Evening in Grenoble, and today I felt that the time was right to post another photo: this one slightly more photoshopped than the other two 🙂
Here’s one of Grenoble’s many fountains – one of countless charming features to this charming city.
(Needless to say, but as always you can click the image for larger version).
Any feedback (positive/negative) or questions is highly appreciated.
- Evening in Grenoble (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Emploi (movingtogrenoble.wordpress.com)
- Chateau d’eau, place Grenette, Grenoble. (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- At the fun fair – the Tivoli in Grenoble (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary Fight (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
For those of you who follow the blog, you’ve already know (from my last blog post) that we just visited “the last unknown frontier in Europe to have been discovered & settled by man, this was the land known to the Greeks as Ultima Thule, a place beyond the borders of the known world, where it was said land, air & water all converged.”