Indian Peafowl

As the name suggests, the Indian Peafowl is primarily found in the wild in India and is the national bird of India. Indian Peafowl have been raised in captivity for centuries as historical documents mention them in Egypt, Greece and Rome. They are currently kept all over the world in zoos, aviaries and by individuals….

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Hyde Park – Australia

Hyde Park located in Sydney is Australia’s oldest park and covers an area of almost 40 acres. It is split into two sections with Park Street dividing it into Hyde Park north and Hyde Park south. Hyde Park north’s most iconic elements is Archibald Fountain which is featured in my lead photo and the three…

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Beaches of Barbados

Barbados is the easternmost island of the Caribbean’s Windward Islands. It is a small island measuring 21 miles long and 14 miles wide. The islands culture is a blend of British and Caribbean. The two most memorable features from my time in Barbados were the incredible friendly people and the beautiful beaches. Some of the…

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Lantern Festival Ceremony at Wat Phan Tao – Thailand

The lantern festival ceremony at Wat Phan Tao is one of the most photographed events of the festival. Almost every blog post that I have seen about the festival includes a photo of this ceremony. The first time I saw a photo of this ceremony my reaction was that this is a must see activity…

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Lantern Festival Night Parade – Thailand

The Lantern Festival Night Parade is held on the second night of the Chiang Mai Lantern Festival. The majority of the parade is made up of walking groups that are representing organizations but there are also floats, figurines and banners that are manually carried by small groups of people. The parade had periods where the…

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Chiang Mai Lantern Festival – Thailand

The Chiang Mai Lantern Festival is really a combination of two festivals, the Loy Krathong Festival and the Yee Peng Festival. The Loy Krathong Festival is also known as the Floating Lantern Festival and is celebrated by floating lanterns on the water. This festival is celebrated throughout the entire country of Thailand. The Yee Peng…

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Spree River – Germany

The Spree River flows primarily in Germany and is over 400 Kilometers long. The river starts in the Czech Republic and connects into the Elbe River before reaching the North Sea. The focus of this post is on the portion of the river that pass through Berlin. When I visit a new city, I always…

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El Arco – Mexico

El Arco is the locals name for the arch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This arch is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The peninsula is the second longest peninsula in the world and helps to form the Gulf of California. The arch is inaccessible by land so…

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Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher – Texas

The scissor-tailed flycatcher, also known as the Texas bird-of-paradise or swallow-tailed flycatcher. They derive their name from their mid-air aerobatics were they flare out their tail feathers to look like the blades of a pair of scissors. I have watched these bird perched on barbed wire fences and telephone lines all of my life. What…

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Silver Pagoda – Cambodia

The Silver Pagoda is located within the Phnom Penh Royal Palace grounds in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The pagoda was built between 1892 and 1902 during the rule of King Norodom in the Cambodian architectural style. The pagoda is where the King worshiped, prayed and practiced his Buddhist faith. The pagoda is unique because it has…

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Seabrook’s Painted Pelicans – Texas

I have always been attracted to urban art and urban art is expressed on many types of media. I have already made posts on inner city wall art and on painted doors. This is my first post on painted animals but I have seen several different painted animals in my travels. Many cities have incorporated…

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Lisbon’s Trams – Portugal

If you have been following my blog, you will know that I am a big fan of unique transportation. If there is a form of transportation that is outside of the normal then I want to do it for no other reason than for the experience. Trams are used in several places around the world…

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