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post #1 of 70
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Thought I would bring this back up again (mostly just to gloat over my weekend on an island)

So these are my pics from Phu Quoc, which is an island off the south coast of Vietnam.







post #2 of 70
matt, always love your photography. since I have a newish camera I can now participate in this thread.. hopefully I'll have some cool stuff of San Diego up here.
post #3 of 70
I'll join in with photos from the South of France - they're from the two last summers. Not the most exotic destination, but one of the loveliest.

Note: The best photos were not taken by me, but by the gracious host, G. The worst are from my mobile phone camera, so please excuse the technical quality;





That's my bedroom window on the wall there:



View from the other bedroom window:



Next bedroom window-sill (these are all G.'s):







post #4 of 70
From my Europe 2005 trip...

San Giorgio Maggiore, a 16th century basilica by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. I am the center person in the picture.
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From my hotel room overlooking the village of Murren, Switzerland, high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley.
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The entrance to Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, built for Nicolas Foucquet, the finance minister to King Louis XIV. This building was the predecessor to Versailles, and was Hugo Drax's residence in the James Bond film, "Moonraker."
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post #5 of 70
wow the palladio building is huge. it's hard to tell from pictures in books when there's no people around it.

i believe there might be an account of the building of the chateau vaux le vicomte in the 48 Laws of Power, but I might be mistaken.

and lastly, i want to live in the glass dome at the lower right corner of the switzerland photo. what a view.
post #6 of 70
The minister was executed for building the Vaux-le-Vicomte because it almost rivalled the King's residence at the time.
post #7 of 70
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
The minister was executed for building the Vaux-le-Vicomte because it almost rivalled the King's residence at the time.

ah yes. law #1: Never Outshine the Master.
post #8 of 70
Everytime I see the rustication on the columns of Vaux le Vicomte, I immediately think of Sansovino's Zecca, in Venice.
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place jean-adolphe fontanel, carrouge, suisse

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colosseo, roma, italia

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san pietro, citta del vaticano
post #10 of 70
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ah yes. law #1: Never Outshine the Master.

Unless you are willing to kill the master and take his place.

Jon.
post #11 of 70
I like the shot looking up past Bernini's Baldacchino hermes.
post #12 of 70
Two of my favorite pictures from Bangkok. The street food, this lady was selling grilled baby bananas, mmmmmmm. And a monk hanging robes to dry.



This was my last glimpse of Hong Kong as I waved goodbye to my old home.


And here are some pictures from my new home. The first two are of Charminar ("four minarets" if you trust my novice Hindi), and the third is a neighborhood scene nearby.




Here's a picture from Kolkata (Culcutta). Note the rickshaws at the bottom of the picture. Kolkata is one of the last places in the world you can have someone pull you around a city.

A colorful market in Goa

And nearby, cows on the beach. No one paid them any attention.

Great sunset--the boy in the left of the picture is holding a cricket bat. They played cricket using sticks stuck in the sand as wickets. Hitting a ball into the surf was 6 points.


Here I am helping a group of women involved in microfinance out in the middle of nowhere in the state of Orissa.


Sara
post #13 of 70
Nice pictures Sara
post #14 of 70
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Originally Posted by skalogre
Nice pictures Sara
Second that. The one of Hong Kong in the fog is very good - it's much like the classic black-and-white school of photography.
post #15 of 70
M@t, can you please post the full res pic of your avatar? I love that smile.
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