Breakwater Dover

Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal defense or to protect an anchorage from the effects of both weather and longshore drift.

Pigs in Nicaragua

Tomorrows steaks enjoying their remaining time unaware of the inevitable future.

Hiking Vietnam

Vietnam has some wildly beautiful nature, from the yellow terraces in harvesting season of the North stretching to central highland or the fascinating bustles of the Mekong Delta in the South. We did some jungle trekking and mountain hiking, which was brutally exhausting since there was not a path. The view was rewarding then however.

Barba Vieja

This stuff hanging form the trees is called barba vieja. Picture was taken in San Gil, Colombia.

Clapham Common Tube Station

The station is at the eastern tip of Clapham Common and was opened in June 1900 as the new southern terminus of the City & South London Railway, which was extended from Stockwell. It remained the terminus until the Morden extension was opened in 1926. Apart from a small domed entrance building on the tip …

Southbank Centre London

The Southbank Centre is not a beauty, is it? Still, I like it there – lots of things going on there.

Simple Kitchen Vietnam

A kitchen in a Nothern Vietnamese Hut – including the inevitable puppy (added for commercial purposes).

Vietnamese Woman at the Beach

From Wikipedia: Since the 1980s, some women from Vietnam have become victims of kidnapping, the bride-buying trade, and human trafficking and prostitution in China.,Taiwan, South Korea, and in the cases of human trafficking, prostitution and sexual slavery, Cambodia. The present-day struggle of the Vietnamese female victims of “bride-brokers” can be summarized by the larger-than-life poem …

Vietnamese Buddha

Buddhism in Vietnam as practiced by the ethnic Vietnamese is mainly of the Mahāyāna tradition. Buddhism may have first come to Vietnam as early as the 3rd or 2nd century BC from South Asia, or from China in the 1st or 2nd century AD. Vietnamese Buddhism has had a symbiotic relationship with Taoism, Chinese spirituality, …

Alison Lapper Pregnant Tafalgar Square

A great piece of art by Marc Quinn back in 2005-2007. More about Alison Lapper here. More about Marc Quinn here. [hr] Another exciting project by Marc Quinn is called “Self”, a frozen sculpture of the artist’s head made from 4.5 litres of his own blood, taken from his body over a period of 5 years: [hr]

The Port of Mandalay

This is the port of Mandalay in 2001. Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Burma. Located 445 miles (716 km) north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, the city has a population of one million, and is the capital of Mandalay Region. Mandalay is the economic …

Graffiti in a Favela in Rio de Janeiro

A favela is the term for a shanty town in Brazil, most often within urban areas. The first favelas appeared in the late 19th century and were built by soldiers who had nowhere to live. Some of the first settlements were called bairros africanos (African neighbourhoods). This was the place where former slaves with no …

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