Painting of flower petals by a temple

Published in: Nepal | December 30th, 2017
Painting of flower petals left by a temple in Nepal

A watercolor of a flower petals by a temple in Nepal It’s very common to see flower petals or whole flowers being left as offerings by temples in Nepal. Sometimes the flowers are placed on the shrines themselves. Sometimes they are placed in the wooden slates outside. In this case they are resting outside on… Continue reading more »

Rock formations & cave houses in Cappadocia Turkey – photograph

Published in: Turkey | December 29th, 2017
Rock formation and cave houses in Cappadocia Turkey

The Fairy Chimneys of Turkey Cappadocia is in Goreme Turkey. An arid region in the south that’s filled with dry mountains. The area’s inhabitants date back to the 6th Century BCE. It was once a part of the Persian Empire. Cappadocia also appears in the Bible, Book of Acts 2:19. Alexander the Great is said… Continue reading more »

Painting of a Bodhi Tree overlooking the Himalayan Mountains

Published in: Nepal | December 28th, 2017
Painting of the Himalayan mountains and a Bodhi tree in Bandipur Nepal

A watercolor of a Bodhi tree overlooking the Himalayan Mountains in Bandipur This majestic Bodhi tree sits on a high hill over Bandipur in Nepal. The view from here is of the majestic Himalayan mountains. The tree is reachable with a 45 minute hike from the town itself. The mountains aren’t always visible though. Dawn… Continue reading more »

Horseman at the Kano, Nigeria Durba – photograph

Published in: Africa - the missing years | December 27th, 2017
Horsemen at the Kano Durba in Nigeria

The Durbar Festival in Kano The Durbar festival is an annual event that marks the end of Ramadan in the Muslim faith. This is one of Africa’s most populous countries. It’s also the world’s 5th largest oil supplier. There’s a virtual 50/50 split right down the middle of the country between Muslim and Christian Religions.… Continue reading more »

Painting of a fisherman in Begnas Nepal

Published in: Nepal | December 26th, 2017
Watercolor of a boat man in Pokhara Nepal

A watercolor of a fisherman at Begnas Lake, in Pokhara, Nepal Pokhara is known for rest, relaxation and adventure. It’s also known as a the city of seven lakes. True be told, this is a bit of exaggeration. Of the seven lakes only three to four are “real” lakes. The others fill up in monsoon… Continue reading more »

Belém Tower or the Tower of St Vincent in Portugal – photograph

Published in: Discover World Culture, Portugal | December 25th, 2017
Belém Tower or the Tower of St Vincent

Photograph of Belem tower in Lisbon Belem tower is also known as the Tower of St. Vincent. It’s a fortified tower located in Lisbon and built in the early 16th Century. The tower played an important role during Portugal’s impressive maritime period during this time. The tower was a defensive building long the river Tagus.… Continue reading more »

Painting of Boudha Stupa in Nepal

Published in: Nepal | December 24th, 2017
Painting of a girl in front of Boudha Stupa in Nepal

A painting of the reconstructed Boudha stupa in Nepal It’s one of the iconic symbols of Nepal and Buddhism. The massive stupa known as Boudha was also damaged in the 2015 earthquake. In 2017 it was fully restored. While the initial damage did not seem like much, the upper part of the stupa sustained structural… Continue reading more »