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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.

Up in the sky

A great family band helped me with the title of this post: thanks! But the title only. The content is, once again, related to the Volvo Ocean Race and its stop in Lorient, France.

 Patrouille de France, Cité de la Voile, Lorient, France

The Alpha Jet of the Patrouille de France (French Acrobatic Patrol) performed an acrobatic demonstration to welcome the teams of the Volvo Ocean Race.

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Saturday the 16th of June 2012, Up in the sky of Lorient over the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly, Morbihan, Brittany, France

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.

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

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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Bangla Sahib Gurdwara

 

a Sikh temple in Delhi

 

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Pulau Perhentian Kecil

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Last days in Malaysia…

… Tonnerre de Malaisie!

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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Along the river Sungai Melaka

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Fremantle, Western Australia

 

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Sydney Opera House

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

 

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Port Phillip Bay

South of Melbourne

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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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New Sukhothai

The weather was rather good there… but it gets almost overflooded!

 

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Coucher de soleil au fil de l’eau

Sunset with the flow

 

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Base de Sous-Marins de Keroman, Lorient, Bretagne, France

Submarine base of Keroman, Lorient, Brittany, France

Cimetière de bateaux sous les lumières du soir

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Début de matinée sur la digue de Kermelo

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Digue de Kermelo, Lorient, Bretagne, France

Am Rhein

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Wiesbaden, Hessen, Deutschland

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