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Yellow bar

[Trinidad, Cuba]
One of bars in historical part of Trinidad – waiting for tourists and their Dollar’s.

Wild, Wild West is dead

[Benton, California, USA]
Somewhere on the road during crazy road-trip from San Francisco,CA to Denver,CO. Refuel before heading to Death Valley’s deserts. Guy riding a horse is slowly approaching bar at the petrol station. Do I have sun-stroke already? It was something mystic,unreal. Wild, Wild West is dead.

In loving memory

[Howth, Ireland]
Celtic cross (Irish: cros Cheilteach) is a cross with a ring surrounding. It became popular for funerary monuments, spreading well beyond the British Isles.
Read more at wikipedia.

Crispy pink

[Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong]
One of the things I love in Asia are street markets. Hong Kong have them as well and Flower Market being one of most colourful ones is worth visiting. It’s located in Mong Kok, next to the famous Bird Garden. Variety of colours is astonishing, what is actually not visible on this picture.

Missing part

[Athens, Greece]
Acropolis Restoration Project by wikipedia:
The Project began in 1975 and is now nearing completion. The aim of the restoration was to reverse the decay of centuries of attrition, pollution, destruction by acts of war, and misguided past restorations. The project included collection and identification of all stone fragments, even small ones, from the Acropolis and its slopes and the attempt was made to restore as much as possible using reassembled original material – with new marble from Mount Penteli used sparingly. All restoration was made using titanium dowels and is designed to be completely reversible, in case future experts decide to change things. A combination of cutting-edge modern technology and extensive research and reinvention of ancient techniques were used.
… A total of 2,675 tons of architectural members were restored, with 686 stones reassembled from fragments of the originals, 905 patched with new marble, and 186 parts made entirely of new marble. A total of 530 cubic meters of new Pentelic marble were used.

Giant(s) pitcher

[San Francisco, California, USA]
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies: Giants’ pitcher to defeat Rockies’ batter.

Street life

[Trinidad, Cuba]
Brick street in historical part of Trinidad, just before dusk.
Simple life in colorful houses goes very slowly.

Lantern canopy

[Seoul, Korea]
Lantern canopy at the Bongeunsa temple.

Hotel@night

[San Francisco, California, USA]
Night photo session after exhausting day is (usually) very relaxing – try it.
The Westin St. Francis hotel at Union Square treated by long exposure.

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Westin St. Francis hotel at Union Square

Dark rider

[Seogwipo, Jeju Island, Korea]
Night photo session in Seogwipo – on jet-lag as always …while suddenly, Dark Rider gracefully appeared on the pedestrian crossing.

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Scooter rider waiting for his turn

Sky-made pattern

[Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong]
Sky reflections of the hotel’s windows during cloudless, sunny day created this pattern composition.

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Sky reflection in windows grid

Nature is beauty

[Seoul, Korea]
Nature is beauty – beauty doesn’t need any comments.

korean girl couple tree

Korean couple staring at blooming tree

Navajo’s portrait

[Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, USA]
When you enter Navajo Indians area, there are some DO’s and DON’Ts you should respect. One of them is not to take pictures of people without asking permission.
This Navaho mother was happy to grant me a permission, especially after selling me some souvenirs from her stand, located next to one of canyon’s vista points.

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Navajo family portrait

Moonlight flower

[Tokyo, Japan]
At Tokyo’s oldest temple – Sensō-ji, with pagoda of Senso-ji in the background.
Note: Flower was plastic, grain was post-processed. Moon was real.

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Flowers in the moonlight, next to Senso-ji pagoda

Xiangqi

[Seoul, Korea]
Xiangqi is commonly called Chinese chess, in English. Far from being similar to what I knew as chess.
Read more in wikipedia.

Xiangqi game Seoul old

Sunrise Peak grassland

[Jeju Island, Korea]
This picture was taken from the Sunrise Peak (Seongsan Ilchubong) grasslands, towards town of Songsan-ri.
Sunrise Peak is a volcanic crater located on Jeju Island – Korean’s favourites honeymoon destination. Its name comes from the fact, that as located on the easternmost side of island, this is the first place to meet sunrise on Jeju.

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Sunrise Peak grassland on Jeju island