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Sadhu at Pashupatinath

Sadhus (wandering holy men) and devotees of Shiva from all over India flock
to the 5th Century Pashupatinath Temple, the most important and oldest Hindu
temple in Nepal standing on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, that
survived the recent 7.9 magnitude earthquake which destroyed many
World Heritage monuments in the country.

Please help and donate to Nepal relief efforts generously.

Pashupatinath · Nepal | 2013
30 April 2015

Flight Over Durbar Square

Pigeons flying over the World Heritage monuments of Durbar Square in Kathmandu
is a common sight. Their flight might continue but unfortunately, many of
these monuments have collapsed during the recent 7.9 magnitude earthquake
in Nepal.

Please help and donate to Nepal relief efforts generously.

Kathmandu · Nepal | 2013
29 April 2015

Himalayan Views at Kathmandu

Views of the snow peaks of the Himalayan Mountains can be seen throughout the
Kathmandu Valley. Built in 1667, Taleju Bhawani Temple in Patan, across Bagmati
River from Kathmandu, is believed to have collapsed together with many World
Heritage monuments during the recent 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal.

Please help and donate to Nepal relief efforts generously.

Kathmandu · Nepal | 2013
28 April 2015

Tiny Mantis

A tiny mantis, about 3 mm in length, roams a railing at Chung Hom Kok beach on a
lazy Sunday. This image is captured with some difficulties without a macro lens.

Chung Hom Kok · Hong Kong | 2015
27 April 2015

Protesting Flyby Government Consultation

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam leads all major government bureau heads in an open-top
bus to perform 'local consultation' for the government's electoral reform package
but ended up in a bus parade through Kennedy Town, Lok Fu and Tai Po without
even stopping for one minute to talk to the citizens.

Protesters gather in the streets to voice their opposition and to demand real
universal suffrage (right banner). Banner on the left reads 'National Peoples
Congress August 31 framework violates Basic Law'.

Kennedy Town · Hong Kong | 2015
26 April 2015

Street Art by Rockwell and 4Get

Street art festival HKwalls has once again enlist local and international
graffiti artists to transform Sheung Wan’s walls and shutters. This is a
collaboration between 4Get and Stern Rockwell.

Sheung Wan · Hong Kong | 2015
25 April 2015

Yarn-bombed Central

Christine Moncoquet from Paris loves the yarn-bombing works of artist Esther
Poon at Pottinger Street, a Grade I historical site in Central named after
the first British Governor of Hong Kong.

Central · Hong Kong | 2015
24 April 2015

Yarn-bombed Shatin Park

Artist Esther Poon, Hong Kong's own yarn-bomber, works with over 1,000 local
students and people from community groups, to cover the entire Lek Yuen
Bridge and many part of Shatin Park with their knitting works.

This is part of the Jockey Club Community Arts Biennale 2015 – which is
hosting a number of interesting art events organised by the Hong Kong
Youth Arts Foundation until July.

Shatin · Hong Kong | 2015
23 April 2015

McCreedy Blue Debuts in Hong Kong

South Africa-born artist Conon McCreedy opens his first solo exhibition at
Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong until 2 May. He introduces me to his
favourite work of the show - 'I came in my calvins'.

Sheung Wan · Hong Kong | 2015
22 April 2015

Kacey Wong with Tin Man 11

Hong Kong visual artist Kacey Wong inside his Tin Man No. 11, an urban sleeping
unit built on top of a moving trolley, one of his three art works at the Mobile
Space Exhibition at Jockey Club Creative Art Centre (JCCAC) at Skek Kip Mei,
Hong Kong from 17 April to 7 May.

Tin Man No. 11 is transformed into an attractive piece of public art when
parked vertically like a tin toy robot; lying down, it is a comfortable
home with a bed, a desk and a chair. It enables the homeless to stand
up with their own two feet in the face of hardship.

Shek Kip Mei · Hong Kong | 2015
21 April 2015

Donald - The Wall

20 year-old Donald Li is body-painted as 'The Wall' and morphed into the
background at the Sunday festival at Shatin Park organised by the Boys'
and Girls' Club Association.

Shatin · Hong Kong | 2015
20 April 2015

Albert Wins Wyng Masters Award 2015

Spanish photographer Albert Bonsfills from Barcelona, wins the Wyng Masters Award
2015 on 'Waste', with one of his winning works on 'e-Life' showing a mountain
of disposed obsolete keyboards in Guiyu, Guangdong, China. The city is a
major dumping site for the world's electronic waste while poisoning
itself in the process.

Central · Hong Kong | 2015
19 April 2015

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Gran Teatre del Liceu, located off La Rambla in Barcelona, is pne of Europe's
greatest opera houses. Smaller than La Scalla of Milan but larger than
Venice's La Fenice, it seats up to 2,300.

Barcelona · Spain | 2015
18 April 2015

Mercat de la Boqueria

Mercat de la Boqueria, located off La Rambla in Barcelona, is probably Spain's
biggest and best food market where foodies will enjoy the sounds, smells and
tastes. Delicious Iberia jamon (ham) features prominently.

Barcelona · Spain | 2015
17 April 2015

Gaudi's Casa Batllo

Casa Batlló is a modernista building, one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces, located
in the centre of Barcelona. A remodel of a previously built house, it was
redesigned in 1904 by Gaudí. Locals call it Casa dels ossos (House of Bones),
as the balconies look like the bony jaws of some strange beast.

Barcelona · Spain | 2015
16 April 2015

Barcelona Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, also known as Barcelona Cathedral,
is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain. The cathedral
was constructed from the 13th to 15th centuries, with the principal work done in the
14th century.

Barcelona · Spain | 2015
15 April 2015

Fallen Petals at Santiago

Fallen flower petals in a garden at the heart of the historic old town of Santiago
de Compostela in North-western Spain, where St James the Apostle preached and
was buried, creates a mesmerising backdrop to the UNESCO World Heritage city.

Santiago de Compostela · Spain | 2015
14 April 2015

Holy Week Procession at Santiago

The procession of the Blessed Christ of Patience started at the Cathedral of Santiago
de Compostela winding through the streets of the historic old town for two hours
ending at the Church of Merce Conxo carrying the paso of Jesus on crucifix
carried on the shoulders of the cargadores.

Santiago de Compostela was designated a UNESCO World Heritage in 1993.

Santiago de Compostela · Spain | 2015
13 April 2015

Combarro Fishing Village

The old quarter of Combarro, on the northern shore of the estuary of Pontevedra,
in north-western Spain, is a postcard-perfect fishing village that looks like
it was plucked straight out of the Middle Ages. With a jumble of seaside
horreos (granary built in wood or stone, raised from the ground by pillars)
and dotted with cruceiros (crucifix), it is a perfect break from the
cathderals, churches and pilgrimage.

Combarro · Spain | 2015
12 April 2015

Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the reputed burial-place of Saint James
the Great, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. The cathedral has historically
been a place of pilgrimage on the Way of St. James, since the Early Middle Ages.
The building is a Romanesque structure with later Gothic and Baroque additions.

This is the east-side fascade as the stunning main fascade of the Obradoirois under
renovation. Santiago de Compostela was designated a UNESCO World Heritage in 1993.

Santiago de Compostela · Spain | 2015
11 April 2015

Torre de Hercules

Breogan, a mythical Celtic warrior who is credited with the founding of the
port city of A Coruna in Northern Spain, stands guard at the access ramp to
the Tower of Hercules, the oldest working lighthouse in the world built by
the Romans in the 1st Century AD - a beacon on what was then the furthest
edge of the civilised world.

Torre de Hercules was designated a UNESCO World Heritage in June 2009.

A Coruna · Spain | 2015
10 April 2015

Catedral of Oviedo

Catedral de San Salvador of Oviedo, Spain, displays an array of architectural
styles, from Pre-Romanesque to Baroque, including Romanesque, Gothic and
Renaissance parts. The Cathedral was founded by King Fruela I of Asturias
in 781 AD, and enlarged in 802 by his son Alfonso II. It was designated
a UNESCO World Heritage in 1985.

Oviedo · Spain | 2015
9 April 2015

Catedral de Leon

Leon's 13th-century Gothic cathedral, with soaring towers, flying butresses and
impressive interior with an extraordinary gallery of vidrieras (stained-glass
windows), is the spiritual heart of the city.

Leon · Spain | 2015
8 April 2015

Plaza Mayor of Salamanca

Salamanca's grand baroque plaza, widely considered as Spain's most beautiful central
plaza, was designed by Alberto Churriguera and built between 1729 and 1755. The
illumination at night results in a stunning effect.

Salamanca · Spain | 2015
7 April 2015

Easter Sunday Procession at Zamora

A festive procession on Easter Sunday concludes the Holy Week (Semana Santa) at Zamora,
Spain as hundreds of citizens parade through the streets in the old town with the paso
of the resurrected Jesus carried on the shoulders of the cargadores.

Zamora · Spain | 2015
6 April 2015

Holy Week Procession at Zamora

An evocative and solemn procession during Holy Week (Semana Santa) at Zamora, Spain
as hundreds of penitents in black hood and robe weaving through the streets in
the historical district in complete silence.

Zamora · Spain | 2015
5 April 2015

Holy Week 5am Procession at Avila

Avila is one of the best places to watch the solemn procession during Holy Week
(Semana Santa). The most evocative event is the Good Friday 5:30 am procession
that circles the city wall carrying the statue of Jesus on the crucifix.

Avila · Spain | 2015
4 April 2015

Plaza Mayor of Madrid

The grand central square of Madrid, a rare but expansive opening in the tightly
packed streets of the city, is one of the prettiest open spaces in Spain.
Designed by Juan Gomez de Mora in 1619 in typical Herrerian style.

Madrid · Spain | 2015
3 April 2015

Porta de Santiago

Porta de Santiago, also known as A'Famosa, is fort built by the Portugese in
Melaka in1511. The Dutch were busy destroying the bulk of the fort when Sir
Stamford Raffles came by in 1810 and saved what remains today.

Melaka · Malaysia | 2015
2 April 2015

Chee Ancestral Mansion in Melaka

Ancestral Mansion of the Chee family, across from Hotel Puri at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock,
formerly called Heeren Heeren Street which was also known as the Millionaire’s Row in
Melaka. Many years ago, Peranakan millionaires used to live along this street.

Melaka (Malacca) is designated a UNESCO World Heritage in 2008. Peranakan are those of
Chinese descent also known as Straits Chinese who inter-married with locals in
Southeast Asia.

Melaka · Malaysia | 2015
1 April 2015

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