Category Archive: Asia

Sunset on West Lake in Hangzhou

I took this with the Olympus XZ-1, a camera with the best JPG processing I have encountered so far. Advertisements

Hangzhou city scape from a boat on the West Lake

      I took this on a boat on the Hangzhou West Lake in China. Camera: Olympus XZ-1 at f2.1, ISO 200

Prohibition Signs (3) – A polite way to say “stepping on the rails forbidden” in Tokyo

This one can be found in the Tokyo JR Line, Japan. It is actually self-explaining – guess what it is written there? It’s actually a very polite, japanese way to say that you… Continue reading

Humorous prohibition signs (2) – no swinging and climbing in the metro

Obviously the Guangzhou Metro company (in Southern China) is worried about their safety rails to be damaged. I have never seen someone doing it, but then this proves the effectiveness of the prohibition… Continue reading

Humorous prohibition signs – no standing on the toilet

Prohibition signs have the primary function of forbidding us to do something for various reasons. Among those could be: protecting your own interest like your personal safety protecting nterests of groups of people… Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Mundane Philosopher:
The challenges of improving the world Whenever I saw beggars, children selling souvenirs or people charity events asking for donation I wondered whether I should help or…

Child street hawkers and other odd types in Angkor Wat

All over Southeast Asia you will encounter this in tourist areas, but in Angkor Wat it is even part of the travel guide book folklore: children working as hawkers, selling you food, drinks,… Continue reading

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Alright, I managed to use my damaged Tokina 11-16mm on my classic Nikon D90, even with a defect filter ring. And it does give better colours than the built-in camera of my Samsung… Continue reading

Sunset at Angkor Wat (Siem Riep, Cambodia)

At the end of a full, hot day in the ancient Khmer Empire visiting the so-called “Small Circle”, there it was – sunset in the world shaking Angkor Wat. The biggest surprise is… Continue reading

Sunset on the 4000 islands in Laos

Don Det is one of the 4000 islands at the border of Laos to Cambodia. Most of those “islands” on the Mekong just consist of a tree on a fleck of earth the… Continue reading

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