Sunday, 30 September 2007

Sólo hay Paz (Just Peace)

"The picture was taken in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is at the side of one of the routes of the provincia (the county) of Buenos Aires, near to the Sierra de la Ventana. At the end you can see the sierras. The place is beautiful and quiet, just you and the nature. Just peace". Taken by M. Ávila

Saturday, 29 September 2007

On the Way...

"The view from the back of an auto-rickshaw darting about on the hot, dusty and colourful streets of Alapphuza, Kerala. This friendly wide-eyed gent stopped by his house, and we met his family and he proudly showed us his strange collection of well cared-for dogs of many breeds". Taken by Rich

Friday, 28 September 2007

In the Navajo Nation

"The Mittens and the Hub, rock formations in Monument Valley, Utah are iconic geological features in the vastness of the old wild west of the Western United States. There are many more but these three give some idea of the huge expanse of these rock formation". Taken by Benn

Thursday, 27 September 2007

In Cardiff I Saw Horses...

"A spinning Carousel with typical hurdy gurdy type music and bright lights reminded me of years gone by. Then I went on board and remembered why I never used to climb on these things as a youngster". Taken by Michael

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Tao Dragon

"The official opening of the International Taoist Centre for Quiet Cultivation in Orangeville. Two rainbows appeared in the clear blue sky leading up to the ribbon cutting ceremony. The rain also gave sacred signs of auspiciousness as monks chanted for the sanctification of the lands before commencing building". Taken by SachaMassaGonna

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Eagle Eye

"A wild bald eagle going about its natural routine on the tidal flats at Spanish Banks in Vancouver, BC Canada during low tide (fishing, hunting, chasing other birds, moving away from people and their dogs etc.) Notice the eagle's head is wet from fishing, piece of seaweed stuck in its beak with a water droplet on the end". Taken by Keta

Monday, 24 September 2007

Warsaw Balcony

"The most beautiful balcony- in Central Street of Warsaw in summer, full of flowers". Taken by Mary

Sunday, 23 September 2007

The Corridors of Power?

"A rare sunny day in July, a perfect opportunity to see London from a different angle. A boat trip down the Thames gives an unusual view of some of the famous iconic landmarks of this great city". Taken by Elliott

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Rosa Elvira Flores

"A saleswoman and her donkey in Peperina, San Javier, in the valley of Traslasierra, Córdoba, Argentina". Taken by MHerrero

Friday, 21 September 2007

Ghost Festival

This photo was taken in Luodong City, Taiwan. September the 10th marked the closing of Ghost Month, Lunar Month 7, when all of the spirits, freed from their otherworlds to enjoy incense, praise, and sacrifice, are wished a good journey back home. The offerings and festivities are used to not offend a potentially unwelcome guest; noone wants these 'good friends', as they call them, hanging around past their welcome. This shot is of some lanterns and lights at a Night Market Temple in Luodong on the first evening of Ghost Month. Taken by Dale

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Looking Up

"This photo is from a recent trip where we took our grandchildren to the Aquarium in Houston. This shot is my grandson Sullivan looking up through a glass bubble into a fish tank where stingrays are swimming". Taken by Steve Buser

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Suntan at the Docks

"Aker Brygge is a former shipyard area in Oslo harbour, right next to the City Hall and across from Akershus Fortress. In 1982 work started on demolishing the former shipyards and workshops of Norway’s largest shipbuilding yard. The architects, had the dream of creating Urban Qualities, the atmosphere of a living city, with the intention of providing identity, intimacy, drama, monumentality, friendliness, contrasts, humor and the feeling of festival! Today the docks are said to have the greatest number of outdoor seats in Norway". Taken by RennyBA

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Time for a Refill

"Quechua women ("chollas") get drunk at the Pelechuco festival, Bolivia". Taken by Joe

Monday, 17 September 2007

The Earth Mirrors the Stars... Draco and Angkor

"Cambodia was filled with interesting sights and strange smells. One of my favourite smells was of incense burning in the temples at Angkor Wat. The ancient Temples at Angkor Wat were one of my favourite sights". Taken by Dan S

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Sunday, 16 September 2007

Masked Tree

"An unexpected teaching whilst walking through ChinaTown, downtown Toronto, on the ephemeral nature of the masks that we don to the outside world. We must stay true to our roots of Divinity in Mother Earth regardless of whether the whimsical world views us with horns or not!". Taken by SachaMassaGonna

Friday, 14 September 2007

The Trumpet Sounds

"The steeple of St. Mary's Basilica, Old Town in Krakow, Poland. St. Mary's Basilica is situated at the end of the Royal Route. In the ancient times on the loft of church's main tower was positioned a trumpeter that alarmed people about enemy attacks. During the Tatars' invasion in the 13th century the trumpeter had alarmed citizens against the attack and was killed by an enemy arrow. So nowadays every hour in memory of his death the trumpet call is sounded in four parts of the world". Taken by Mary

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Glimpsing the Palace

"The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, is situated on the island of Gamla Stan - one of the many islands in the Stockholm Archipelago. This picture taken in the late evening on a beautiful sunny day shows it at its best". Taken by Mike

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

In the Cold, Cold Lands...

"Taken in Glacier Bay, Alaska. By thinking of these beautiful things it helps to ease the less pleasant aspects of life". Taken by Sheila

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Homage to the Still Mind

"This picture shows a monk meditating outside a temple in Nara, the first capital of Japan. The monk was there when we went in and when we left a couple of hours later he was still there chanting, blessing and meditating". Taken by Hannuna

Monday, 10 September 2007

At the Gates of the Palace...

"In the centre of London next to Kensington High Street is Kensington Palace, where Princess Diana lived. At the time of her death it became a focus for the floral tributes brought from all over the world in her memory. This August marked the tenth anniversary of her death and the flowers are back, with photos and poems". Taken by Elliott

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Crystal Illumination

"ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) unveils the new addition...the Micheal Lee-Chin Crystal on June 10... there was music and speeches by many including David Suzuki... the ROM then opened its doors to the public for free admission over the whole night into the next eve!". Taken by SachaMassaGonna

Friday, 7 September 2007

Nothing is Black and White

In the centre of Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kerala, South India. In a very Christian region of India, this magnificent temple is brightly and fantastically Hindu. Situated on top of the Shiva Jewellers. Taken by Rich

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Upon Elephant Mountain

"This was taken from Elephant Mountain just outside of Taipei. From here, it is possible to get a real perspective of the massive size of Taipei 101, until recently the world's tallest building. This elderly gentleman was doing the same". Taken by Dale

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Rosia Montana - Fool's Gold?

"I am a journalist outraged by what is happening to a beautiful corner of my country. The photo was taken on May 1st of this year in the oldest village in Romania, called Rosia Montana. The village is now the field battle of two sides: a Canadian based company (Gabriel Resources) that wants to tear four mountains into holes to get the gold out of them... and ecologists and other NGO members who do not want the beautiful mountains, the cultural and historical heritage to be destroyed". Taken by Mirela (for more information click here).

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Amongst the Yaks

"These Tibetan children were herding Yaks. They let me try using their slingshot- I tried to hit near a stray Yak. I couldn't get the accuracy or distance that either of these children could". Taken by Dan S

Monday, 3 September 2007

The Bat Capers

"Batman's influence is everywhere in Barcelona including on the lamp-posts!". Taken by Oliver

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Tales from the Thousand Lakes

"In the middle of the southern part of Sweden lies the district known as Dalarna famous for its forests and lakes. Many Swedes have wooden cabins in the region where part of the summer is spent". Taken by Mike

Saturday, 1 September 2007

The Be-Witching Hour

"Twilight is a magical hour no matter where you are, but the fiery sunsets in Cambodia are particularily bewitching, especially on the calm, serene waters of Ton le Sap lake near Siem Reap, Cambodia. Taken by Carrie