Thursday, December 31, 2009

Around the world, Day 7: GMT +1

Praga - Czech Republic
November 2008

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Czech puppets, but the not frightening ones

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The main square of Praga, with City Hall and the old astonomical clock

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The old astronomical clock

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Orchestra of Praga's castle

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A view from the castle

The famous Charles bridge

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The Castle

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Like a puppet on the wall

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The old Jewish cemetery

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View from the City Hall

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Around the World, Day 5 : GMT + 3

Sorry guys, I kind of fell asleep during the journey and forgot that we had a stop in Kenya with me. These are pictures I prepared quickly, which I am absolutely sorry for, furthermore because they do not do justice to the beauty, the luminosity and generosity of this country (well, beginning to learn about photography did not help either!). I hope you will still enjoy this.

Sunrise on Samburu National Park, the beginning of the journey

Giraffes are one of the most gracious creature

A kind of antelope in the Aberdares mountains.
As you can see, this part of the country is very green, most of the water comes from this region.

Navaïsha Lake (and the head of an hippopotamus in the bottom right

Nakuru Lake, famous for its pink flamingos

Zebra mother and baby

The Masaï Mara National Park(can you see how the lion is hidding behind a bush in the left picture?)

Two predators, the vulture and the cheetah, in the Masai Mara National Park

The Amboseli National Park, with its view on the Kilimanjaro

Ostrich family leaving, it's time to say goodbye

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Around the World, Day 5 : GMT +7

After having admired the amazing sceneries of New Zealand, we are today in another exotic country, Vietnam. This was one of my favorite trip, full of discoveries and surprises. I hope you'll enjoy watching these photos as much and that you'll want to visit in your turn.

The But Thap Pagoda, near Hanoi, the Imperial Palace in Hue and frangipani flowers

But Thap Pagoda


Water buffalo and the mountains of Sapa

Kids on their way to school, in the traditional Hmong outfit (Sapa)

Sunrise on the Halong Bay (at 5 a.m!)

Fishing boat on the laguna beach near Hue

Tam Coc, where you can have a boat ride and the traditional fried rolls (that we made in a cooking class)

Ninh Binh and a lotus flower, the symbol of Vietnam

Van Long

Monday, December 28, 2009

Around the World, Day 4: GMT + 13

During this fourth day, you can go to New Zealand and see my pictures taken during my holiday there, last August (it was winter there at that time whereas they had a sunny and hot Christmas)

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My first view of New Zealand country

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A Nestor Kea, a bird that you can only see in the South Island of New Zealand

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What happens in the sheep land, stays in the sheep land...

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Beginning of a hike, near the Mount Cook

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The Mount Cook

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One of the most beautiful lake in New Zealand : Lake Hawea

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A river you can see in the Lord of the Ring movie

A way along the river

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The Mirror Lakes, on the road to the Milford Sound

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Otaries waiting for the tourists on the Milford Sound

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A sail between South and North Islands

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Cathedral Cove. Have you seen Narnia II ?

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A typical house of the North Island, in Rotorua, a "Maori place"

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A zoom of the nicest dog we met in New Zealand, the John's dog, in Rotorua

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Te Puha, the biggest geyser in New Zealand, Rotorua

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the Auckland tower