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Buddhist artwork in Wat Lolei in Angkor, Cambodia

Buddhist Artwork at Wat Lolei in Angkor, Cambodia

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Today’s travel photo is of some beautiful Buddhist artwork inside Wat Lolei in Angkor, Cambodia. This is inside the modern temple at Lolei, one of the ancient Angkor temples in the Roluous group of ruins. This temple was covered floor to ceiling in this colourful artwork, and I spent quite some time wandering around and… Read More

The Gallery of Maps in the Musei Vaticani in the Vatican City

Gallery Of Maps in the Vatican City

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Today’s travel photo is of the Gallery of Maps inside the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City. This hall is one of my favourite parts of the Vatican Museums. It contains 40 detailed maps of the Italian regions and cities frescoed on the walls, as well as some other incredible frescoes covering the entire ceiling… Read More

Painting in Khai Dinh Tomb in Hue, Vietnam

Ceiling Art at Khai Dinh Tomb in Hue, Vietnam

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Today’s travel photo is of some amazing ceiling art inside the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh in Hue, Vietnam. Of the three tombs that I visited near Hue, the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh was by far the most impressive and elaborate. The architecture is magnificent, but it was the details that really impressed me… Read More

A Tinga Tinga Artist in Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania

Tinga Tinga Artist in Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania

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Today’s travel photo is of a tinga tinga artist in the village of Mto wa Mbu in Northern Tanzania. Tinga Tinga is the traditional paintings in Tanzanian art. I took this photo at a work shop while wandering around the village and I was really taken away by the colours put into their paintings. These… Read More

Intricate carving in Banteay Srei in Angkor, Cambodia

The Amazing Carvings of Banteay Srei in Angkor, Cambodia

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Our second day of exploring the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia led us to the distant but popular temple of Banteay Srei. It is a small temple, its buildings looking miniature compared to the other grand structures in Angkor, but what makes it so popular is its intricate wall carvings. Banteay Srei is a 10th… Read More

Wild Mother Lioness and Cub Painting by Jane Taylor

Wild Mother – Lioness and Cub Painting by Jane Delaford Taylor

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Instead of putting up a travel photo today, I’ve decided to put up a photo of this amazing painting of a lioness and her cub by talented artist Jane Delaford Taylor. Titled “Wild Mother”, Jane used one of my photos from my Up Close with a Pride of Lions post from Serengeti National Park in… Read More

Mosaic Floor in the Vatican City

Mosaic Floor in Musei Vaticani, Vatican City

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Today’s travel photo is an old one of a beautiful mosaic tiled floor inside Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums) in the Vatican City. The Vatican is an absolute must see if you travel to Rome, but don’t just visit St Peter’s Basilica. Take the time to visit the Vatican Museums on your way to the Sistine… Read More

Wooden bowls for sale in Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania

Wooden Bowls for sale in Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania

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While wandering through the village of Mto wa Mbu at Lake Manyara, Tanzania, we came across a traditional wood carver’s workshop where their beautiful carvings were up for sale. This photo is of some wooden bowls that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. I rarely buy souvenirs when I travel so I had to… Read More

View of King and Queen's Pagodas at Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon, Thailand

The Twin Royal Pagodas of Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon, Thailand

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We had spent most of the morning travelling from Chiang Mai and exploring Doi Inthanon National Park – the highest point in Thailand. Next on our tour was a visit to the twin royal pagodas of Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon. Located not far from the top of Doi Inthanon, the two pagodas were built to commemorate… Read More

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