Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ocean treasures. At the black beach in Jökulsárlón in south Iceland. All the photos were taken handheld and I was especially mindful of the tricky situation given my mishap here some years ago. Note: Conversion from ProPhoto colourspace to sRGB for web viewing kills the colour.   The dance of colours with the advancing waves […]

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Amid the astounding ruins of Hampi. The Vijayanagara ruins in Hampi have been deemed a World Heritage Site. I went there in 2007 before grand plans were unveiled to transform the area into a tourist zoo. This shrine cut into rock is at the Malayavanta Raghunath temple. Notice the parakeet in the third photo.   […]

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High above Death Valley. High in the Funeral Mountains of the Amargosa Range, Chloride Cliff offers sweeping views of the north end of Death Valley from a vantage similar to that of Dante’s View and Aguereberry Point. It is, however, much more difficult to access than the other two points, requiring a high clearance 4WD […]

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An eventful evening. Memories of a drive in 2007 through the Thar Desert of Rajasthan heading west from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.       The village of Khichan is the winter destination for thousands of Demoiselle Cranes. Unfortunately, the birds had left en masse a day earlier and I missed this remarkable spectacle.     […]

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The railway line across the Bernina Range of the Swiss Alps is among the world’s great train rides, a singular feat of 20th Century engineering. The route is owned and operated by Rhätische Bahn (Rhaetian Railway) and has been declared a World Heritage Site. The journey begins in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, snakes […]

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