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Sunning Salted Fish

Drying salted fish on the waterfront of Cheung Chau, one of the many out-lying
islands of Hong Kong, on a sunny day.
Cheung Chau · Hong Kong | 2012
28 Feb 2014

Silhouettes and Shadows

Jacqueline, Kelvan and their friends at Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Promenade
- Class of 2014, Business Administration, City University of Hong Kong
Tsim Sha Tsui · Hong Kong | 2014
27 Feb 2014


Sunlight streams through the roof of the Tin Hau Temple in Yau Ma Tei, a Grade I
historic building in Kowloon, while a man is making offerings to the
Goddess of Heaven (Tin Hau) - protector of fishermen.
Yau Ma Tei · Hong Kong | 2012
26 Feb 2014

Press Freedom At Risk in Hong Kong

Political commentator Ching Cheong told some 6,000 protesters at government
headquarters that freedom of speech is threatened in Hong Kong - part of the rally.
for press freedom organized by by the Hong Kong Journalist Association.
Central · Hong Kong | 2014
25 Feb 2014

More images and news at award-winning newswire (Front Page story on 24 Feb 2014)

Thousands Rally for Press Freedom in Hong Kong

Over 6,000 in Hong Kong answered the call by the Hong Kong Journalist Association to
protest what they see as waning press freedoms with concern over abrupt dismissal
of Commercial Radio host Li Wei-ling, an outspoken government critic.
Central · Hong Kong | 2014
24 Feb 2014

More images and news at award-winning newswire (Front Page story on 24 Feb 2014)

Sun-Craft at Reykjavik

A monument by Jon Gunnar Arnason at the waterfront that catches the imagination of the
visitors with a structure like a hull of a ship or ribs of a human, capturing the
adventurous Viking spirit.
Reykjavik · Iceland | 2014
23 Feb 2014

Sunset at Reynisdrangur Vik

The cluster of sea stacks known as Reynisdrangur, at the western end of the black-sand beach
like sinister fingers rising from the ocean, is the most famous sight at the small town of
Vik (population 300). They are believed to be ill-fated trolls that got caught out in the sun.
Vik · Iceland | 2014
22 Feb 2014

Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon at Sunrise

Spectacular luminous-blue icebergs set adrift in an ethereal Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, set against
snowy mountains in the background, are lit-up shortly after sunrise. The lagoon is over 18 sq km
and 250 m deep, close to the coast in south-east Iceland.
Jokulsarlon · Iceland | 2014
21 Feb 2014

Iceland from the air

Experience the stunning beauty of the rugged Icelandic landscape seen from the air.
Reykjavik · Iceland | 2014
14 Feb 2014

** May be taking a break of about 1 week for traveling. Thanks for your patience. **

Colossi of Memnon

Two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III over-looking the plain of the
Theban necropolis on the west bank of the River Nile for the past 3400 years
(since 1350 BC), from the modern city of Luxor.
Luxor · Egypt | 2014
13 Feb 2014

Upper Terrace of Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut

4 of the 24 colossal Osiris statutes on the upper terrace of Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut,
restored by a Polish-Egyptian team over 25 years.
Luxor · Egypt | 2014
12 Feb 2014

Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut's funerary temple is distinctly different from all others in Luxor.
Built on three terraces against the rugged limestone hills of the Valley of the Kings,
its modern design blends in with the cliffs from which it is partly carved.
Luxor · Egypt | 2014
11 Feb 2014

Sun Court of Amenhotep III at Luxor Temple

The Sun Court of Amenhotep III is enclosed on three sides by double rows of towering papyrus-bundle
columns. In 1989, workmen found 26 statutes buried which had been moved to the Luxor Museum.
Luxor · Egypt | 2014
10 Feb 2014

Great Court of Ramses II at Luxor Temple

The Great Court of Ramses II is surrounded by a double row of columns with rose-bud capitals,
and statutes of Ramses II. The columns are decorated with scenes of the pharaoh
making offerings to the gods.
Luxor · Egypt | 2014
9 Feb 2014

Great Hypostyle Hall of Amun Temple at Karnak

Covering 5500 sq metres with 134 towering papyrus-shaped stone pillars, the Great Hypostyle Hall
of Temple of Amun at the Temple Complex of Karnak is one of the greatest religious monuments
ever built. The size and grandeur of the pillars and the numerous colorful reliefs is awesome.
Luxor · Egypt | 2014
8 Feb 2014

Avenue of the Ram-headed Sphinxes at Karnak

The Approach to the Temple of Amun at the Temple Complex of Karnak in ancient Thebes (modern Luxor)
is an avenue bordered with two rows of ram-headed sphinxes.
Luxor · Egypt | 2014
7 Feb 2014

Felucca Captain Abdulah and Crew

Gentle Nubian felucca captain Abdulah lives on Elephantine Island on the Nile.
He bursts into singing and dancing spontaneously when we set sail into the sunset.
Aswan · Egypt | 2014
6 Feb 2014

Sunset on the Nile

The Nile looks fabulous and magical at Aswan and one of the most relaxing things to do is to set sail
on a felucca just before sunset, listening to the flapping of the sail and to Nubian boys singing
from their hideouts followed by a candle-lit dinner on board with fish from the river.
Aswan · Egypt | 2014
5 Feb 2014

Reliefs on the Wall of Great Temple of Ramses II

Reliefs on the north wall of the Great Hypostyle Hall depict the famous Battle of Kadesh (c 1274 BC),
in current-day Syria, where Ramses inspired his demoralised army and won the battle against
the Hittites. Ramses is in his chariot, shooting arrows at his fleeing enemies.
Abu Simbel · Egypt | 2014
4 Feb 2014

Inside Great Temple of Ramses II

The roof of the Hypostyle Hall is decorated with vultures, symbolising the protective goddess
Nekhbet and is supported by eight columns each fronted by an Osiride statue of Ramses II.
Reliefs on the walls depict the pharaoh's conquests and battle scenes.
Abu Simbel · Egypt | 2014
3 Feb 2014

Great Temple of Ramses II

Carved out of the mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 BC,
Ramses II's imposing temple is fronted by four colossal statutes of the deified pharaoh that
are over 20m high. The inner left statute collapsed and the head and upper body lie under its feet.
Abu Simbel · Egypt | 2014
2 Feb 2014


Some of the numerous blossoming narcissus on sale at the largest flower market that ran for
a week at Victoria Park before Chinese New Year. The warm weather induced early blooms.
Victoria Park · Hong Kong | 2014
1 Feb 2014

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