Category : Nona Hora

Tiger Temple: All-inclusive Resort for Tigers

Tiger Temple, or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand that was founded as a forest sanctuary for wild animals. The majority of animals are Indochinese tigers. From my (visitor’s) point of view, Tiger Temple is like all-inclusive resort for tigers :) Tigers get free meals, drinks, Thai body massages, and entertainment. They have …

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Monks on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand

This week I had to go through some of my travel photo archives and realized how many Captured Memories I still haven’t shared with you here in my Travel Photo Journal. One of the most missed photo archives is ‘Thailand’. I published only 11 photos from my trip to Thailand when transferred an old travel photo blog two years ago. …

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Machu Picchu - The Lost City of The Incas

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley. Often referred to as the “City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. Since the site was not known to the Spanish during their conquest, it is …

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Prague, Czech Republic

This is the “pilot post” of my EuroTrip 2013. I’ve taken 2,500+ photos in Prague, Czech Republic and Minsk, Belarus and can’t wait to share with you my favorite shots. As usual, during the trip I worked on several subjects/themes. So, the following themed posts are at the top of my publishing list. Some of them will have multiple parts. …

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Winay Wayna - Little Machu Picchu

Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young) is Inca ruin located along the Inca Trail. Peruvians call it Little Machu Picchu. It’s built into a steep hillside overlooking beautiful scenery of the Urubamba River and Sacred Valley. The site consists of upper and lower house complexes connected by a staircase. A long flight of fountains/baths runs between the two groups of buildings surrounded …

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Thai Buddhist Art Gold Paintings in The Grand Palace. Bangkok, Thailand

Thai Buddhist Art is one of the most wide ranging cultural forms of artistic expression, and the world’s richest source of Buddhist Fine Arts. One of the masterpieces of Thai Buddhist Art is the Mural wall painting in The Grand Palace located in Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Mural has 178 scenes, which illustrate the …

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Garudas in Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the Old Bangkok, Thailand, also known as Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of Emerald Buddha, the symbol of the Thai state. Since the founding of Bangkok as the Nations capital by King Rama I, The Grand Palace has been the major architectural symbol of The Thai Royal Family. And I …

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Stranger Portraits: Behind the Artist's Shoulder

While I was roaming the streets of Lima, Peru earlier this year, I met an artist who was drawing a caricature of a girl. I took a few shots over his shoulder and thought it would be interesting to take photos the other direction, because passers were constantly stopping by to watch over the artist’s shoulder. That’s how my ‘Stranger …

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Photo Trilogy: Rapa Nui - The Museum

Dedicated to this blog’s 2-year Anniversary. Here is the closing part of my photo-trilogy “Rapa Nui- The Island. The People. The Museum”. If you are about to explore Easter Island by yourself, I would highly recommend to start your exploration at The Father Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum – Rapa Nui Museum. The museum is dedicated permanently to safeguard cultural heritage …

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Photo Trilogy: Rapa Nui - The People

This is the second part of my photo-trilogy “Rapa Nui- The Island. The People. The Museum”. Rapa Nui are native people settled on Easter Island in the first millenium CE and created a thriving Rapa Nui culture, as evidenced by the moai and other artifacts. However, human activity and overpopulation led to gradual deforestation and extinction of natural resources, which …

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Rapa Nui - The Island

The opening post of my photo-trilogy “Rapa Nui- The Island. The People. The Museum”. Rapa Nui is the island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean (also known as Easter Island), It’s just 14 miles (22.5 km) long and 7 miles (11.3 km) wide and is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The nearest continental point lies in …

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Cambodia

This post was transferred from my old blog in July 2011. And only today I noticed that the photo slideshow wasn’t showing the images… I’m so sorry! Here is the re-post of the photos hidden from you all these years. Siem Reap The City of Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia, and is …

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