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Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

How can a photographer create without creations of others?

Paris, Centre Pompidou, Paris-Delhi-BombayParis, Centre Pompidou, Paris-Delhi-Bombay (Archives – Summer 2011)

The artist, Hema Upadhyay, recreated the Dharavi Slum of Bombay on two sides of a narrow corridor. This photograph plays with the lights and shows a detail the elaborated work.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Humayun's tomb, Delhi, India,

Couple inside Humayun’s tomb, Delhi, India (Photo Archives) 

Following the Daily Post

Abbaye Notre-Dame d’Orval

Abbaye d'Orval, Belgique, Europe

Orval Abbey, Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium

Founded as a Cistercian monastery, the abbey is well-known for its history and current spiritual life. Trappist Cistercian monks still welcome guests for short retreats.

The Abbaye Notre Dame d’Orval attracts also many tourists probably thanks to ist local production of Trappist Beer and typical cheese!

Die Welt der Habsburger – Schloss Schönbrunn

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Schloss Schönbrunn, Wien, Österreich, Europa

Vienna, Austria, Europe 

Der Wiener Stephansdom

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Wien, Österreich, Europa

Vienna, Austria, Europe 

Auf der Straße von Wien

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Wien, Österreich, Europa

Vienna, Austria, Europe

Up & Down the street of Shimla

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

Chandigarh is one of the best planned city in India.

In such a well organised and symmetrical city it is quite a wonder to discover a junk garden! When Chandigarh has been designed a lot of villages in the surroundings havec been demolished. An Indian, Nek Chand, felt concerned about the consequences. He started collecting the materials from these villages and building a garden with them: ceramics, bangels, poettery… Though illegal, his work reminded a secret for almost 20 years and grew up to 12 acres of statues, paths, waterfalls, gorges, buildings…

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Lotus Temple

Also known as the Bahai house of worship. So many people shouting outside become so quiet as soon as they enter the Lotus temple. It is a place where people from all religions are welcome.

 

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Around India Gate

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The perfect time of the day with a lovely sunset and an Old Ambassador parked under a floor lamp!

Humayun’s tomb

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Bangla Sahib Gurdwara

 

a Sikh temple in Delhi

 

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The Petronas Twin Towers

Dominating the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

 

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Sydney Opera House

There is a mistake… You will find it, no doubt about it!

 

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Melbourne by night

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The State Library of Victoria in Melbourne

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a quick look at Melbourne’s buildings

Architects had a great time in Melbourne and the city is still under construction!

 

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Streets in Melbourne

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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the second largest city of Thailand and is located in the mountains in the Northern part of the country. The Jungle is not far away from there!

The city is incredible: it looks like a European city with its surrounding walls and its narrow streets! Colorful temples almost everywhere remind you that you are still in a Buddhist country though!

 

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Ayutthaya Historical Study Center

In Ayutthaya there are not only temples and ruins… but there is also a museum where you can learn a lot about history of Siam, its relations with other countries around the world and how people used to live in that time.

The museum was established in the late 1980’s with a full support of the Japanese government.

I liked the way the architect integrated traditional elements into the white and blue building!

 

The air-conditioned museum is great to escape from the sun for a while!

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Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya

In the Ayutthaya Kingdom there was a Wat Mahathat in every provincial city.

 

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Wat Saket and the Golden Mountain

Bangkok, Thailand

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Wat Traimit

Bangkok, Thailand

 

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Wat Arun

Bangkok, Thailand

 

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Wat Pho and the sleeping Buddha

Bangkok, Thailand

 

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