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murder poems

Murder Poems

Shooting machine guns in Vietnam – out of Saigon.

So out of Season

So out of Season

Hotel Room, Manila 1995

rishikesh TRAYAMBAKESHWAR TEMPLE

Rishikesh Trayambakeshwar Temple

On the banks of the river Ganges is the fantastic Trayambakeshwar temple located.

Old Woman in Vietnam

Old Woman in Vietnam

An old woman selling food in Vietnam.

Buddha in a Cave in Vietnam

Buddha in a Cave in Vientam

A Buddha sitting peacefully in a cave for a couple of centuries. Shot in Vietnam in 2008.

Squatters in Vietnam

Squatters in Vietnam

Squatters in Vietnam occupy some unused land in Northern Vietnam.

hiking Vietnam

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.

UH-1 Huey

UH-1 Huey Vietnam War Helicopter

The UH-1 Huey became the symbol of American involvement in the Vietnam War. Photos is taken War Museum Saigon, Vietnam.

Simple kitchen Vietnam

Simple Kitchen Vietnam

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

Vietnamese Woman a the beach

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 […]

woman crossing bridge northern vietnam

Woman crossing a Bridge in Northern Vietnam

Shot back in 2006, Vietnam is a great country.

Vietnamese Buddha

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, […]

Self Portrait in the shower Singapore

Self Portrait in the Shower Singapore

2006, it seems I was bored.

Thai Boxer is Warming up

Thai Boxer is Warming up

Photo was taken 2006 on a business trip.

The Port of Mandalay

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 […]

delhi old temple

Old Temple in Delhi, India

I forgot the name of that temple in Delhi. Picture was taken 2008.

indian curiosity

Indian Curiosity

Some Indians joke around with poor tourists (me) in Delhio’s Purana Qila.

Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Bridge, India

Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula, India

That is the bridge called Lakshman Jhula. It is said that Lakshmana crossed Ganges on jute ropes between the place where this bridge is built. Lakshman Jhula was built in 1939. There are spectacular views from the bridge.

Delhi Old Fort Purana Qila

Purana Qila Delhi India

From Wikipedia: Purana Qila (Hindi: पुराना क़िला, Urdu: پُرانا قلعہ‎, translation: Old Fort), is the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi and, the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi. It was re built by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri, on the same site, which was perhaps the site of Indraprastha, believed […]

Indian Gaze and Glance

Indian Gaze & Glance

Taken somewhere between Rishikesh and Delhi on a really long car drive.

Street children in India

Street children in India

Delhi 2008. It is estimated that more than 400,000 street children in India exist. Mainly because of family conflict, they come to live on the streets and take on the full responsibilities of caring for themselves, including working to provide for and protecting themselves. Though street children do sometimes band together for greater security, they […]

India Advertisement

India Advertisement 2008

Somewhere between Rishikesh and Delhi.

indian rickshaw driver picture

Indian Rickshaw Driver Picture

The Rickshaw is the world’s oldest form of wheeled transportation and in India today Rickshaws are still a major method of taxi style transportation for people taking short journeys. Multitudes ride them to and from work. Business people going to appointments use them. Women travel on them for shopping and children going to and from […]

Snake Charmer India

Sanke Charmer India

Taken in Rishikesh, India. Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument called pungi. A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performance staples, like juggling and sleight of hand. The practice is most common in […]

bahai house of worship new delhi

Baha’i House of Worship New Delhi

The Bahai house of worship. Architecturally is a cross between the modern Catholic Cathedral in Liverpool and the Sydney Opera House, with a lotus leaf design surrounded by turquoise pools. The Bahai religion is based upon universal peace and elimination of prejudice, their devotees staff the place and help orient you round, offering leaflets explaining […]

driftwood-picture

Driftwood Picture Indonesia

This is when I visited my dear friend Paula Yayha back in 2006.

eating-insects-Bangkok

Challenging Food Bankok

This is 2006 in Bangkok – we tried some of this specialities. However its so long time ago I don’t remember. Thanks.

hairdresser-Rishikesh

Hairdresser Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the Gateway to the Himalayas and its nice! I recommend everyone to go there – even the Beatles did in the 60ies.

find-paradise

Find Paradise

Still trying to find paradise.

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Toilets on Trains

This time: Indonesia – long distance train service.

making-friends-in-mumbai

Making Friends In Mumbai

A guy I came across in Mumbai, he did not become my friend however.

Vietnam-Post-Office

Vietnam Post Office

Ho Chi Ming is omnipresent. Taken in Hochiminh City.

the-water-buffalo

The Water Buffalo

This water buffalo photo shows an asian water buffalo, found in Vietnam. I heard they produce some great water buffalo milk, water buffalo yogurt and even water buffalo mozzarella!

Travelling-Young

Travelling Young

Life was fun in my 20ies. Half a year studying at university and half a year travelling through the world. The picture was taken in 1993.

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Traffic In Indian Cities

A random pick – on a business trip in 2006. Traffic Conditions and transport are even worse than in the UK (I know).

driftwood-picture

Driftwood Picture

Taken in Sumatra, Indonesia. Driftwood can be used as part of decorative furniture or other art forms, and is a popular element in the scenery of fish tanks.

sikh-regiment

Sikh Regiment

Sikh religion considers the beard to be part of the nobility and dignity of their manhood. Sikhs also refrain from cutting their hair and beards out of respect for the God-given form. Alright – let your manhood grow! British people [and the british army] are highly indebted and obliged to Sikhs for a long time. […]

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Indian Ferris Wheel

Indian actuation of a Ferris Wheel – and a rather human manual actuation. Near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

shanghai-traffic

Shanghai Traffic

Streets over Streets

uncle ho

Uncle Ho

Ho Chi Minh died on the morning of 2 September 1969, at his home in Hanoi at age 79 from heart failure. In Vietnam today, he is regarded by the Communist government with god-like status in a nationwide personality cult, even though the government has abandoned most of his economic policies since the mid-1980s. He is still […]

happy puppy

Happy Puppy?

Puppies being sold on a busy street in Saigon, Vietnam.

waiting on the world to change

Waiting On The World To Change

Barber in Vietnam.

everything to loose

When You Have Everything You Have Everything To Lose

A candle throws its light into the darkness In a nasty world,so shines the good deed Make sure the fortune, that you seek Is the fortune you need. Taken in Borobudur.

Death Of A Workhorse

The Death Of A Workhorse

Slaved into brittle and worked for a lifetime Shaved into rhythm to die on duty The Death of A Workhorse (obituary archives)

back to nowhere

Back To Nowhere

Back to somewhere back to anywhere – time has no meaning. I go with you Taken in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Loneliest dog Hongkong

Loneliest Dog Hong Kong

This one was shot from my hotel room. There’s not much room in Hong Kong…

lotus flower meaning

Lotus Flower Meaning

Purple Lotus flowers to be found in Vietnam. It grows in the deep mud, far away from the sun. But, sooner or later, the Lotus reaches the light becoming the most beautiful flower. The meanings of Lotus flowers are different across the cultures of the world. The Lotus can be associated with the soul of the humans or […]

snake-charmers-in-india

Snake Charmers In India

Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument. The snake charmers typically stitch closed the mouth of their performing snakes, leaving just enough opening for the animal to be able to move its tongue in and out. The downside for the snakes is that they soon die of […]

define insane

Get Insane

This guy drove us insane by following us in Delhi India for one hour. Talking to him did not really help – all we got was insane staring to an unbearable extent. We escaped by jumping into a taxi. Can you feel the crazy eyes?

jamamas jiddelhi photography

Jama Masjid Delhi

Jama Masjid in Delhi is the largest mosque in India. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The image was taken before a thunder storm.

landscapes-of-india

Landscapes Of India

This landscape pic was taken near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India in HDR.

The Art Of Doing Nothing

The Art Of Doing Nothing

We all know how to lay around and waste time – but can we relax and enjoy the nothingness? Doing nothing can be even hard work sometimes. But I believe we all need to apply more methods to relax like these stress-reducing techniques shown on the picture. So? Do nothing!

You-cant-kill-rock-and-roll

You can’t kill rock n roll

An unforgettable night with this Indonesian band in Jakarta. They were the exact opposite to rock’n roll but good.

Rice Flowers

Rice Flowers

Beautiful flower pics: purple flowers of the rice to be found in Vietnam. I don’t know what they are called but I watched a guy picking them from a rice field hence I call them rice flowers.

the temple of borobudur

The Temple Of Borobudur

The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues (and lots of stupas) Approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Yogyakarta, Borobudur is located in an elevated area between two twin volcanoes, Sundoro-Sumbing and Merbabu-Merapi. The construction has been estimated to have taken 75 years. Just a great place!

Graduates Singapore

Graduates Singapore

These freshly graduated girls begged me to takes picture of them so I did.

Asian pussy

Asianpussy

Where can you find love in Bangkok these days? Btw, this is not an asianporn / asiansex site.

Opening The Third Eye

Opening The Third Eye

This guy is clearly practicising third eye meditation in his car. He’s observing in that moment chakras and auras. It’s time for awakening you third eye now.

Muay Thai Boxing Bankok

Posh China

1 night in china at a posh bar in Shanghai. Forgot the name of the bar – but it’s a common hangout for expats.

Muay Thai Boxing Bankok

Muay Thai Boxing Bankok

Taken in Bangkok. To watch the fight is much fun – lots of shouting and betting. Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science Of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” […]

Caodai Vietnam

Cao Dai Vietnam

Cao Đài (道高台) is a syncretistic, monotheistic religion, officially established Vietnam, in 1926. Roughly 3 millions are following. Cao Dai says there are 36 levels of heaven and 72 planets harboring intelligent life, with number one being the closest to heaven and 72 nearest to Hell. Earth is number 68. It is said that even the lowest citizen on planet […]

unknown soldier laughing

Unknown Soldier Laughin

Bangkok, Thailand  – some soldiers hanging out and having fun. Joe is out of school didnt fucking ask for much couldnt get a job the marines his last hope down at the frontline with a gun not a toy killing many men not asking what for Joes family the comrads next to him die one […]

Self Singapore Street Photography

Self Singapore Street

Photo of myself in Singapore in 2006. Taken by a smart salesman.

India Workshop

Indian Workshop

Amazingly poor work environment  and working conditions in this sweatshop in India. I wonder what’s the average weekly pay? Accidentally came across workshop in New Dehli’s old city in 2006.

Balloon Girl Khao San Road Bangkok

Balloon Girl Khao San Road Bangkok

Been there many time in my 20ties in the 90ties as a backpacker. This place changed quite a bit towards mass tourism and entertainment. E.g. you can find a Burger King there now etc.

meditation-cave Burma

Meditation Cave Burma

If you manage to squeeze yourself into that cave you get to a really nice cave full of Buddhas and stuff. Great travel experience. Bit like this one.

flight from hell

Flight from Hell

My trip was horrible. The plane was struck by lightning which considerably delayed the scheduled arrival time!


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