Sunrise at Taj Mahal. Agra, India

Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World – check! :) According to a hotel manager, it was raining in Agra for the last five days (monsoon season). The first dry morning was the only morning I stayed in Agra… So I thanked God for the opportunity to photograph Sunrise at Taj Mahal and got there for …

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The Goat, Monkey and Pigeons. Jaipur. Rajasthan, India

It took about eight hours to relocate to my next destination – Jaipur, located in semi-desert lands of Rajasthan (east of Jodhpur). A road trip across rural India was fun, monsoon- not so much :) Jaipur consists of two totally different towns: New and Old. A new one is a modern city with business centers and billboard advertising; roads of …

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Pushkar Lake. Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India. It is one of the five sacred pilgrimage sites for devout Hindus. The city is often called “Tirth Raj” – the king of pilgrimage sites – and has in recent years become a popular destination for foreign tourists. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual …

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Dancing Women and Girls. Sambhali Trust, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

In Jodhpur I had the opportunity to provide my services (volunteering work) to a non-profit organization Sambhali Trust. The people I have met there and things they do for others have changed my life forever. Govind and Mukta, the founders of Sambhali Trust, Renu, Corinne, Marta, Shahrzad, Marina, and other volunteers, thank you for your kindness, unselfish actions, and true …

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Holly Cows on the roads of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Jodhpur. I have felt in love with Jodhpur, its blue cityscape, its people, its food… its everything! The memories from this part of my Indian trip are popping up with clear sunny sky, colorful women’s outfits, smiling faces of people I have met, and holly cows resting in the middle of traffic :) Jodhpur was the highlight of my trip. …

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Book Incredible India. Bring-backs Page Photo

Good news – I have started working on my next photo book – Incredible !ndia. Those who followed me during the last three years will recognize this page ;) I always start or end Nona Hora books with a “bring-backs” page – a photo of stuff from my camera bags. View other posts from my trip to India >> gmeanm3r

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Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India

The beginning. I have started my Indian Nona Hora project in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. I stayed two days / one night in Thar Desert with a wonderful Rajasthani family. I cannot thank enough Gemar and Mewa for the memories I captured during my stay in their hut. The rides in Gemar’s 1957 Jeep in desert sands, meetings with Bishnoi people, Camel …

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The Heineken Experience, Amsterdam, Netherlands

For a few hours I was hiding from the rain in The Heineken Experience, an historic Dutch brewery. Why do people say that men prefer beer more than women do? View other posts from my trip to Amsterdam >> gmeanm3r

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One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

To be honest, I had big photography plans for the Venice of the North. However, with all my luck that day came out as the coldest day of the Summer 2011 (end of July!) – very strong wind, heavy rain, 9 degrees Celsius = 48 degrees Fahrenheit. It was a lot of fun to hold an umbrella in one hand …

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Tuk Tuk reaches the gates of Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Prasat Bayon Built in the latter part of the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII, Bayon is one of the most widely recognized temples in Siem Reap because of the giant stone faces that adorn the towers of Bayon. There are 54 towers of four faces each, totaling 216 faces. There is still a debate as to who is being …

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Ta Prohm - Royal temple taken by jungle. Angkor, Cambodia

Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Located approximately one kilometer east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray, it was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as …

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Angkor Wat Temple Cambodia

Angkor Angkor Archaeological Park, located in northern Cambodia, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. It contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire of the 9th to the 15th centuries, including the largest pre-industrial city in the world. The most famous are the Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the …

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