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DBT

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Any interest in a thread for sharing travel pictures? If not, it doesn't matter.

I'll start with the Athens Academy and lecture hall with a mural of the Greek Gods, Zeus with his lightning bolts....

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Under the Rose

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As one who does not travel much or too far, I very much enjoy the perspectives of those who do wander. Likewise, I am interested as much in what the poster finds of interest as the photography itself. :)
 

rousseau

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Scottish Highlands:

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Behind my ex-girlfriend's home in Southern France:

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Havana Cuba:

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A market in Montreal:

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Good seats at a Jays game in Toronto:
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Rhea

Cyborg with a Tiara
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Just got home from a 8,800-mile coast to coast and back to center (USA) camping trip - lots of memories!



One of my favorite camping spots in the world, Jumbo Rocks campground at Joshua Tree national park in California
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Mount Whitney, Ca (High point of continguous US) I climbed that!
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Death Valley, low point of western hemisphere, gorgeous colors!
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Back roads in Iowa
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Cape Cod
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New Bedford, MA
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Mississippi River
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Missouri Lakes
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Oklahoma Mesas
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Colorado High Plains (recovered from dust bowl)
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that's probably plenty for now.
 

DBT

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As one who does not travel much or too far, I very much enjoy the perspectives of those who do wander. Likewise, I am interested as much in what the poster finds of interest as the photography itself. :)

This is how you drive a horse and buggy in Giza, full speed down a slippery slope, the horse's front legs galloping and the rear legs sliding for balance and braking;

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DBT

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Where's the rest, DBT?

A bit at a time. :)

Camel driver hoping for a customer;
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Tanks and armoured cars parked outside Cairo museum, taken using my phone camera dangling casually at my side because taking photos is forbidden;

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Cairo from Muhammad Ali Mosque, and the Mosque itself:
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Thomas II

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DBT, do you have some from the main pyramid(Cheops), close-ups, from the steps, inside, etc?

Also people that called your attention in your trips?

Great stuff! :)
 

DBT

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DBT, do you have some from the main pyramid(Cheops), close-ups, from the steps, inside, etc?

Also people that called your attention in your trips?

Great stuff! :)


Couldn't do much because cameras are not allowed in the pyramids. Not very good, but still took a few shots with the phone camera. The lighting in the Kings chamber was too low and the phone flash too weak for photos. I have some film photos from other trips but haven't digitized them yet.

This is the first small ascending passage, no head room, you bend over nearly double to get to the Grand Gallery.

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The Grand Gallery leading to the Kings Chamber, which is through the small opening at the top, a sort of antechamber.

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The Great Pyramid viewing from the Architects tomb.

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Camel and horse rides.

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Not supposed to climb onto the monuments, some visitors having no hesitation clambering over everything,

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DBT

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My $24 dollar a night room overlooking Talaat Harb square in the Heart of Cairo, balcony and all;
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Just around the corner is Talaat Harb street, just after sunset:

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gmbteach

Mrs Frizzle
Awesome pics. I will post some from our trip as I go through them for the AV presentation the Kettles are expecting this weekend...
 

bilby

Fair dinkum thinkum


Portsmouth dockyard as viewed from the roof of Admiralty Tower.

HMS Illustrious, the last of the Invincible class light aircraft carriers, about to be decomissioned; HMS Victory, First rate of 104 guns and the oldest serving vessel in the Royal Navy; and HMS Diamond, one of the newest vessels - she is a Daring class air defence destroyer.
 

DBT

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Looks good, hardly a cloud in sight. Shouldn't it be overcast with a threat of heavy rain? :)
 

gmbteach

Mrs Frizzle
Looks good, hardly a cloud in sight. Shouldn't it be overcast with a threat of heavy rain? :)

Actually the weather we had in the UK was brilliant most of the time. We only had a rainy day in York, which worked in our favour as we had to take refuge in the pub which was the house where Guy Fawkes was born. :D The other day it rained was when we were leaving London, which was okay because we were driving. The rest of the month, it would drizzle, (or mizzle as was the case in Looe), that would stop when we wanted to get out to see something.
 

DBT

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Then there are the not so nice photos.

A little village in India:

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DBT

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Because of their condition, I've been reluctant to post pictures of some of the street beggars. I normally ask permission to take a photo.

I'll just post one as an example. This is bad, but not the worst.

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DBT

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The sheer number of tourists in Winter, St Marco square;

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Parthenon;

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rousseau

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Thanks for posting. If it doesn't slip my mind I'll share some of mine from over the years in the next couple days.
 

rousseau

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Cocoa Beach (east coast of Florida), 17'

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On a patio in Greenwich Village, New York City, 15'

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At the Village Vanguard in NYC, same night

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University of East Anglia campus (Norwich UK) during my study abroad, 05'

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Havana, Cuba, 10'

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DBT

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The sheer number of tourists in Winter, St Marco square;

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If the date on the image is correct, that was during Easter week.

Here is San Marco Sq in November 2013.

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It wasn't Easter. That happened while I was in Croatia, then again in Thessaloníki (Greek Orthodox), two Easters during that trip....however, November looks good. I have been thinking of going in mid November next time. Your post settles it.
 

DolphinDynasty

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I thought Easter was on the same day, at least for most Christina sects? It's the advent, like for seventh day Adventists versus baptists that is different, and in much of Europe Santa Claus Day is different to Xmas.

(Side note: I actually love that spellcheck thinks it's wrong to not privilege the different sects or religions by trying to say they need be capitalized. They don't, people do it out of misplaced respect for bad ideas and/or scary/delusional people).
 

DBT

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I thought Easter was on the same day, at least for most Christina sects? It's the advent, like for seventh day Adventists versus baptists that is different, and in much of Europe Santa Claus Day is different to Xmas.

(Side note: I actually love that spellcheck thinks it's wrong to not privilege the different sects or religions by trying to say they need be capitalized. They don't, people do it out of misplaced respect for bad ideas and/or scary/delusional people).

Greek Orthodox is on a different weekend to Catholic Easter;

''Greece is slowly but surely edging closer to Easter — a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in many other Western Christian countries.

Unlike most European nations, which will celebrate on April 1, Greece will adhere to the Orthodox Easter, which falls early this year — April 8.

Orthodox Churches still use the Julian calendar for Easter, meaning there can be a 13-day lag behind the Gregorian.

So, for example, on Mount Athos — an autonomous religious state in northern Greece under the protection of Athens — is it always 13 days behind the rest of Europe.''

So I happened to strike two Easters on two consecutive weekends. Which wasn't good for travelers such as myself.

Come to think of it, the first Easter may have been in Croatia, then Thessaloníki....too much has happened since.
 

DolphinDynasty

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Oh. I didn't know there was an orthodox as well as the gregorian one.

Figures, though, since each denomination has a different take on stupid, I mean faith and how to observe it. heh heh
 
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rousseau

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The sheer number of tourists in Winter, St Marco square;

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If the date on the image is correct, that was during Easter week.

Here is San Marco Sq in November 2013.

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It wasn't Easter. That happened while I was in Croatia, then again in Thessaloníki (Greek Orthodox), two Easters during that trip....however, November looks good. I have been thinking of going in mid November next time. Your post settles it.

Hopefully the end of September is bearable, but likely not.

We're getting in during the last span of good weather in the Greek Isles. (Rome first)
 

Tharmas

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Drove to Wyoming to see Devil'e Tower. Learned some geology. Met no aliens.

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Tharmas

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Drove to Wyoming to see Devil'e Tower. Learned some geology. Met no aliens.

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Were you expecting to meet aliens??

Do people who go to Devil's Tower usually expect to meet aliens there?

Is this one of those "legend" things like Area51?

In the Movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind (am I dating myself?), Devil's Tower is the location which the aliens pick to land on earth and contact the human race. Whatever the reason for it, it makes a great end to the movie.

Yikes, 1977, I guess I am dating myself!

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Tharmas

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What fun! We witnessed protest marches in Florence and Venice. In Venice we had just disembarked from the train and across the canal from the station protesters marched against a fairly small contingent of police, who eventually fired tear gas canisters and percussive grenades to break it up.
 

spikepipsqueak

My Brane Hertz
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In the Movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind (am I dating myself?), Devil's Tower is the location which the aliens pick to land on earth and contact the human race. Whatever the reason for it, it makes a great end to the movie.

Yikes, 1977, I guess I am dating myself!

It looks different in rock than in mashed potato.
 

Politesse

Sapere aude
I was going to propose to my ex-wife on one of those things, but got seasick and distracted, and ended up doing it later in the hotel room.
 
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