Oradour-sur-Glane, France, 2004: The remains of the original village of Oradour-sur-Glane stand today as a memorial to one of the worse atrocities ever to occur in France… On the 10th of June 1944 the 2nd SS Panzer Division (Das Reich)- heading north from Toulouse after the D-Day landings- sealed off the town and ordered all […]

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Damascus, Syria, November 2005:  With the escalating crisis in Syria and it’s spiral into civil war, it’s about time I posted some more images from Syria in 2005… Of the seven countries I visited in my late 2005 Athens to Cairo overland trip- over half are now going through dramatic changes… Lebanon was once again […]

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Hotel du Commerce

Limoges, France, 2004: This hotel in Limoges had seen better days. Here’s to good times ahead for France… Nous ne manquerons pas vous Sarkozy- félicitations et bonne chance Hollande! 

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Cedars of God

Bcharre, Lebanon, Nov 2005:  One of the few remaining groves of Cedar trees (Lebanon’s national symbol) are on Mount Makmel near the town of Bcharre. One of the trees has been carved with religious icons such as the crucifixion of Jesus. Bcharre’ most famous son is Lebanese-American artist, poet and writer Khalil Gibran, born here […]

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Prague, Czech Republic, 2005: A contrasting shot in the old town… Local boys make first contact with an African street cleaner-  the Moser Gallery and an interested onlooker in the background…  Canon EOS 1N/28-135is 

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Hand Of

Karori, Wellington, NZ;  Karori Cemetary circa 2008/9.  Fuji Velvia cross processed. The hand of Jesus is missing on a statue in Karori cemetary.  I was there at the behest of Darkhalide. For some unconnected and unknown reason, I really got the spooks that night … Canon EOS 1N/75-300/Fuji Velvia 50 Xprocess  

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Girona, Catalunya, Spain 2005: Girona’s old defensive walls gave some interesting angles- Hendrix’s “all along the watchtower” springs to mind….   Canon EOS 1N/75-300

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South Taranaki, New Zealand, 2004: Cows are bizarre looking creatures when you take a closer look-  particularly in Taranaki where they are literally part of the landscape… Cows/cattle are the most common species of the genus Bos. The name cattle was borrowed from the old French word catel, meaning ‘moveable personal property’. The term is […]

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Hawera, Taranaki, NZ, 2006: An image shot from the top of Hawera’s iconic water-tower, looking north-west to Mount Taranaki. Canon EOS 1N/Sigma 17-35

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