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Last but not least!

Enjoy some photographs taken on Sunday the 1st of July, 2012 from the VIP steam boat Côte-d’Azur.

After a two-week break in Lorient, the fleet is on the way to Galway for Leg 9.

Despite of a tough start Camper managed to win Leg 9. Groupama sailing team arrived second in Galway which means… no matter how they will sail the last In-port Race in Ireland… they won the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012! Congratulations to the French Franck Cammas and his teammates!

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Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Lorient (France) to Galway (Ireland) 

 

 

More photographs of the Volvo Ocean Race: the end of Leg 8 and arrival in Lorient and the French Acrobatic Patrol over the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly.

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Way too early!

On Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Lisbon (Portugal) to Lorient (France) Groupama Sailing Team arrived first and earlier than expected!

The dedicated Race Village of Lorient is not ready yet but will open tomorrow.

Volvo Ocean Race, Lorient, France

The Volvo Ocean Race is  the world’s longest and toughest ocean race!

The 2011-2012 edition started at Alicante (Spain) the 5th of November 2011.

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!

Because today is World Oceans Day

Plage de Donnant, Belle-Île-en-Mer, France

Fort-Bloqué, Morbihan, France

Morbihan, Brittany, France 

Real Ones!

Untitled to refer to last post.  These horses are no statues!

Fort-Bloqué, Morbihan, France

Morbihan, Brittany, France

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

I have not been really committed to share photographs recently… I just discovered a challenge that will (hopefully) help me to upload photographs on a regular basis:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/weekly-photo-challenge-today/

So from now on, one photograph every week (at least): ENJOY!

Note:

I did not share many photographs recently… but it does not mean that I do not play with my camera! It is just laziness which prevents me from sitting in front of a computer and updating this blog!

This morning roses in the garden were smiling to me, reminding me of The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

In the mountains

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McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India

Off the tourist routes: a small village in Himachal Pradesh

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Barot, Himachal Pradesh, India

Shimla: 7 hills and other wonders

When India was ruled by the British, the government used to move to Shimla for the hot season to enjoy fresh air up on the seven hills. Some great buildings remind from this past.

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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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Pulau Perhentian Kecil

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Last days in Malaysia…

… Tonnerre de Malaisie!

Butterfly Parc on Penang Island

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Off the tourist routes

Taiping, Malaysia

It is completely out of the tourist routes but Taiping has a lot of history in its buildings. It used to be one of the most important English settlement with the first asian zoo, the first golf course and some of the eldest churches of Malaysia!

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The KL Bird Park

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Some australian animals

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A day in the Blue Mountains

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The Jim Thompson House

A peaceful place in the heart of Bangkok!

 

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Along the Mekong river: That Phanom

Not only along the river but also in the countryside… for a cockfight!

 

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Along the Mekong river: Nakhon Phanom

The photographs are taken from Thailand but on the other side of the river, it is Laos!

 

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Along the Mekong river: Nong Khai

During the rainy season along the Mekong river

Beautiful sunrises and sunsets!

 

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Treckking in the jungle

Somewhere in the mountains… West from Chiang Mai!

 

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La Double Arche en Chartreuse

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La Double Arche en Chartreuse, au dessus du Col de Marcieu

Just another day in Francfort-am-Main

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Frankfurt-am-Main, Hessen, Deutschland

Francfort-am-Main. A city of contrasts. Past & Present. Urban Life & Living Nature.

Am Rhein

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Wiesbaden, Hessen, Deutschland

Through the trees

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Wiesbaden, Hessen, Deutschland

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