THE HILLS OF LISBON

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The Hills of Lisbon

Gazing from the top of the Elevador de Santa Justa, you get a panoramic view of the hilly city with its whitewashed buildings topped by terracotta tiled roofs. It still exudes much of its old world charm complete with castles and Moorish battlements which make it a really great place to explore.

AFRICAN SAFARI SUNSET

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African Safari Sunset

We were bush-trekking while on safari in South Africa when I noticed the setting sun silhouetting these bare acacia trees. Being wintertime, they were shorn of their leaves and all the branches and twigs were exposed, making quite a stark abstract painting against the empty canvass of an afternoon sky.

(Shot with a Nikon D80 in GwalaGwala Camp, South Africa)

DANCING FELUCCAS

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Dancing Feluccas

These feluccas, white sails dancing to a steady breeze, move sedately down the Nile amidst a grove of trees backdropped by a ridge where they say Alexander the Great’s army camped out on their way to conquer more land further down south.

(Location: Aswan, Egypt)

BEAUTIFUL BELLAGIO

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Beautiful Bellagio

Stunning! That’s what I could think of when the boat approached Bellagio on that cold morning with clouds partially enveloping the horizon. Straddling the tip of the peninsula that splits Lake Como into two, this holiday destination looks as pretty as a postcard and lives up to all the hype that you read about: splendid hotels and villas with gardens overflowing with flowers that bedazzle your eyes, old cobblestone streets with cozy corners where you could sip your capuccino as you watched the world go by, and great views wherever you turned to look. What else could you ask for!

THE EDEN PROJECT

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The Eden Project

Buried in an old pit mine site, these domed biomes look quite unearthly – like an alien spaceship that landed from out of nowhere. The two huge structures hold thousands of plant species representing the various regions on earth from temperate to dry to cold ecosystems.

We drove all the way from Heathrow Airport in London to get to this place in Cornwall at the the southwestern end of England.

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

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After going around Alcatraz, the former infamous prison island off the coast of San Francisco, and seeing nothing but derelict structures and depressing concrete surroundings, I turned a corner and chanced upon this bunch of beautiful flowers that seemed so … Continued

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