As a traveler who takes a lot of photographs (it’s an abiding passion!), I try to keep my gear as light as possible. Usually, along with my Nikon DSLR, I bring a 24-200mm zoom which takes care of most situations … Continued
The huge colossi guarding the entrance to the chamber. There is no better example of the phenomenon called “mass tourism” than the trip to Abu Simbel (“Father of the Ear of the Corn” in Arabic). You all travel … Continued
The remains of Pompeii were dug up in the 16th century after it remained buried for 1500 years since the devastating eruption in 79 AD. Vesuvius still looms high over the town which is swamped with tourists like us who … Continued
Everybody knows this icon of Paris and I have climbed it a couple of times – almost on every visit to this city. The views from the top are awesome and therefore worth the long queue to ride the lifts. … Continued
Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure – this triumvirate has stood still for what seems to be since time immemorial on the Giza Necropolis a few kilometers outside present-day Cairo. Still as magnificent and mysterious as when they were first built some … Continued
Snaking 8,000+ kms. through the mountains of northern China, the Great Wall is such an amazing sight that nothing quite prepares you when seeing it for the first time. No matter how many pictures and images you’ve seen of it, still, … Continued
This symbol of Wall Street’s financial prosperity is a hit with tourists. In the few minutes that I was there, people did many things with it, many rubbing its shiny scrotum probably for goodluck! Oversized at 3meters high x 4.5meters long and cast out of bronze, the bull’s aggressive posture makes you wanna engage it somehow. Here, a bunch of boisterous teenagers couldn’t help but ride it complete with shouts of “yeehah!” for the benefit of their friend’s camera.
(Location: Manhattan, New York, USA)