Tag : Tourists

Athens of the North. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is my favorite city in the United Kingdom so far. I have found it as a very cozy old city with amazing skyline, beautiful architecture, friendly people, fun nightlife, fresh sea-breath, and, of course, with Edinburgh Castle! Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. The city was one of the major centers of the Enlightenment, led by the …

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El Castillo. Chichen Itza, Mexico

Cancun is my preferred “All-inclusive vacation” destination in Caribbean. Besides the Bright Sun, White Sandy Beaches, Colorful Underwater Diving, and Caribbean Cocktails there is always an opportunity for exploration of Mayan / Mexican culture. Cancun is located on the Yucatan Channel that separates Mexico from the island of Cuba in the Greater Antilles. The Cancun region is sometimes known as …

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Statue of Liberty. New York City

New York City, with a population of over 8,000,000 people, is the most populous city in the United States. It is known for its status as a financial, cultural, transportation, and manufacturing center, and for its history as a gateway for immigration to the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, it is also a destination of choice …

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April In Paris

Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the le-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,211,297 (January 2008), but the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 11,899,544 (January 2008), and is one of …

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A Baby Tiger. Tiger Temple, Thailand

Thailand is an independent country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia. The country is a kingdom, a constitutional. Thailand is the world’s 50th largest country in terms of total, with a surface area of approximately 513,000 sq km (198,000 sq mi), and the 21st most-populous country, with approximately 64 million people. The largest city in Thailand is Bangkok, …

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St Peter's Basilica (Saint Peter Cathedral). Vatican City

As many of you know, the current Memographer.com is my seventh photo blog since 2007. We have moved a lot around the Web :) Thanks so much for following me! And sorry about the instability. I just couldn’t find a publishing platform which would serve my needs. I really hope to stick to WordPress for a while and keep the …

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Steam Train. National Rail Museum, Delhi, India

Three days in Delhi were fun! The weather? – 100°F (+38°C), 100% humidity… not so much! However, almost all items on my To-Do-Go List were crossed out. I have memo-photographed Rajpath, Imposing India Gate, Parliament House, Chandni Chowk and Main Markets, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial and National Gandhi Museum, National Zoological Park, National Rail Museum, and other sights, taken a bicycle …

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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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