Saturday, 28 July 2012

Let The Games Begin!!!

The Temple of Kukulkan or Pyramid of Kukulkan, Cancun, Mexico, is also known by the name "El Castello", a term that was used by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century, seeking some architectural similarity known in the European continent. The current temple was built in the XII century AD , by the Maya Itzaes in the ancient city of Chichen Itza, originally founded by the  Maya in the VI century AD.

Taken by  i35mmporvida

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Saturday, 14 July 2012


I spent a few days exploring the temples in Madurai and Tiruchirappalli,
 India (also known as Trichy). What an awesome experience! Both cities are loud and chaotic places, but in the temples you'll find an oasis of serenity and cheerfullness. Hindu people who come here show a kind of devotion that is quite alien to me, but I did enjoy the atmosphere a lot. You'll find pilgrims, families and surprisingly few western tourists. There are places inside the temples that are off limits for non-hindus, but I could explore large areas (and the temples really are huge).

Taken by Lars Pohlmann

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Vampire Kit

On display at Houmas House Plantation, Louisiana, USA. It used to belong to Ann Rice.

Taken by Theodore Scott

Monday, 9 July 2012

Shiny Thing

There aren't any fancy cars in our humble little street in Charvil, England. My son's M3coupe was as 'sporty' as it gets until a neighbour 2 houses down brought a Lotus... But a visit by something exotic like this is exciting for all the kids.

Photo by maistora

Friday, 6 July 2012

Anemone Fish

Amphiprion clarkiiThis little guy has an attitude - Found: Toilet bowl, Okinawa-Japan.   Depth : 45feet on the reef.

Taken by Okinawa Nature Photography


Sunday, 1 July 2012

BBQ Chicken

When in Puer, China, we noticed the BBQ was very popular esp. chicken. I did try it and was very please with the end results!! Great BBQ!!

Taken by Robert Lio

Friday, 29 June 2012


Tanner dying skin in the Chouara Tannery, Fes, Morocco.

Picture by Claude Renault

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Gadi Sagar Lake

The shop at the entrance of Gadi Sagar lake, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan India

Taken by Claire Pismont

Monday, 25 June 2012

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The new Owners

The Manor at Hampton Gay, Oxfordshire, England built in the sixteenth Century was gutted by fire in 1887.  It is now unoccupied except by these white fellas with black ears.

Image by English Granpa

Monday, 11 June 2012

We shall try to put up a picture when we can; so please keep them coming, and remember please to include information about where the picture was taken.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

I'm your Venus...I'm your fire

Once again, a little while later...
I give you... (drum roll please) Venus in Transit. This shot is a little clearer and Venus has moved a little downward :)
No extra charge for the sunspots :)
Taken from Michigan, USA

Picture by Brad Worrell

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

We are on a brief holiday. Back soon....

Wednesday, 30 May 2012


I complained last week about UK weather on the page of a Southern California photo, I was told to go 'immediately' to San Diego :) Well, that was a little less-than-easy, especially the 'immediately' bit... But summer works in mysterious ways...
Just back from a busy and productive week in Berlin, where we were blessed with 30-degree heat every day. The city felt like a tropical resort - everyone was out in the streets, in shorts and flip-flops, drinking beer and having a party. Thousands of 'improvised' bars, cafes and clubs were overflowing with young and beautiful people, especially on the banks of the river and canals.
Incredible vibe! Wish I had more time and didn't have to... work (excuse the 4-letter word :(

Taken by maistora.  See his other version here

Monday, 28 May 2012

Sunday, 27 May 2012


Ningbo reflections, China.   Also an HDR version is available to view on his Flikr site, just click the image above.

Taken by Robert Lio