Photoblog - Hendrik van Zwol

Tibet

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China

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North Korea

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Japan

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Iran

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Morocco

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Cambodia

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Vietnam

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Hong Kong

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Cuba

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New York

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Netherlands

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Tanzania

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Pelgrims at Potala Palace

People at the Portala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site.

Pelgrims praying at Jokhang Tempel

The temple, considered the "spiritual heart of the city" and the most sacred in Tibet, is at the center of an ancient network of Buddhist temples in Lhasa. It is the focal point of commercial activity in the city, with a maze of streets radiating from it.

Pelgrims at Potala Palace

Monks at Sera Monastery

The Sera Monastery, as a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges, was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe of Zel Gungtang

Forbidden City Beijing

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty—the years 1420 to 1912. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

Yonghe Temple

The Yonghe Temple also known as the Yonghe Lamasery, or popularly as the Lama Temple, is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism located in Dongcheng District, Beijing, China. The building and artwork of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.

Chinese guardian lions

hinese guardian lions or Imperial guardian lions, traditionally known in Chinese simply as Shi and often called "Foo Dogs" in the West, are a common representation of the lion in imperial China.

Forbidden City Beijing

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty—the years 1420 to 1912. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

Forbidden City Beijing

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty—the years 1420 to 1912. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen ("Gate of Heavenly Peace") located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe.

CCTV Tower Beijing

CCTV Tower is a skyscraper in the Chinese capital Beijing. It is the headquarters of the Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). The tower was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and German architect Ole Scheeren. The tower consists of two legs with a transverse connection in the top. In December 2008 the CCTV tower was finished.

Pyongyang Metro

The Pyongyang Metro is the metro system in the North Korean capital Pyongyang. It consists of two lines: the Chollima Line, which runs north from Puhŭng Station on the banks of the Taedong River to Pulgŭnbyŏl Station, and the Hyŏksin Line, which runs from Kwangbok Station in the southwest to Ragwŏn Station in the northeast.

Pyongyang Metro

The Pyongyang Metro is the metro system in the North Korean capital Pyongyang. It consists of two lines: the Chollima Line, which runs north from Puhŭng Station on the banks of the Taedong River to Pulgŭnbyŏl Station, and the Hyŏksin Line, which runs from Kwangbok Station in the southwest to Ragwŏn Station in the northeast.

Pyongyang Metro

The Pyongyang Metro is the metro system in the North Korean capital Pyongyang. It consists of two lines: the Chollima Line, which runs north from Puhŭng Station on the banks of the Taedong River to Pulgŭnbyŏl Station, and the Hyŏksin Line, which runs from Kwangbok Station in the southwest to Ragwŏn Station in the northeast.

Pyongyang Metro

The Pyongyang Metro is the metro system in the North Korean capital Pyongyang. It consists of two lines: the Chollima Line, which runs north from Puhŭng Station on the banks of the Taedong River to Pulgŭnbyŏl Station, and the Hyŏksin Line, which runs from Kwangbok Station in the southwest to Ragwŏn Station in the northeast.

Pyongyang

Pyongyang is the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known as North Korea, of which it is the largest city.

Pyongyang

Pyongyang is the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known as North Korea, of which it is the largest city.

Pyongyang streetlife

Pyongyang is the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known as North Korea, of which it is the largest city.

North Korea DMZ

The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula. It was established at the end of the Korean War to serve as a buffer zone between North and South Korea.

Kim Il-sung Square

Kim Il-sung Square is a large city square in the Central District of Pyongyang, North Korea, and is named after the country's founding leader, Kim Il-sung.

Juche Tower

The Juche Tower is a monument in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, named after the ideology of Juche introduced by its first leader Kim Il-sung.

Juche Tower

The Monument to Party Founding is a monument in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. The monument is rich in symbolism: the hammer, sickle and calligraphy brush symbolize the workers, farmers and intellectuals.

Monument to Party Founding

The Monument to Party Founding is a monument in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. The monument is rich in symbolism: the hammer, sickle and calligraphy brush symbolize the workers, farmers and intellectuals.

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Woljong temple

The Anak Woljongsa is an historic Buddhist temple, one of the National Treasures of North Korea. It is located in Woljong-ni, Anak County, South Hwanghae Province.

Woljong temple

The Anak Woljongsa is an historic Buddhist temple, one of the National Treasures of North Korea. It is located in Woljong-ni, Anak County, South Hwanghae Province.

Woljong temple

The Anak Woljongsa is an historic Buddhist temple, one of the National Treasures of North Korea. It is located in Woljong-ni, Anak County, South Hwanghae Province.

Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto

Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island

Museum Tokyo

Museum Tokyo

Kamikochi, Japan

The Japanese Alps are a mountain range in Japan, which shares the island of Honshu in two. It consists of the Japan Alps, the Kiso Mountains and Akaishigebergte. The mountain range has a number of mountains that soar above 3,000 meters.

Tokyo skyline @ night

Tokyo skyline @ night

Kamikochi, Japan

The Japanese Alps are a mountain range in Japan, which shares the island of Honshu in two. It consists of the Japan Alps, the Kiso Mountains and Akaishigebergte. The mountain range has a number of mountains that soar above 3,000 meters.

Shukkeien Garden, Hiroshima

Shukkeien Garden, Hiroshima

Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island

Hiroshima, Tram

Hiroshima, Tram

Hashima Island, Gunkanjima, Nagasaki

Hashima Island commonly called Gunkanjima , is an abandoned island lying about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the city of Nagasaki, in southern Japan.

Hashima Island, Gunkanjima, Nagasaki

Hashima Island commonly called Gunkanjima , is an abandoned island lying about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the city of Nagasaki, in southern Japan.

Hashima Island, Gunkanjima, Nagasaki

Hashima Island commonly called Gunkanjima , is an abandoned island lying about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the city of Nagasaki, in southern Japan.

Golestan Palace

The Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Mosque shiraz

Mosque shiraz

Birds head Persepolis

Persepolis is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC

bathhouse shiraz

bathhouse shiraz

Lotfollah moskee

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran.

Mosque Isfahan

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Dasht-e Kavir desert

Dasht-e Kavir desert

Shahyad Monument

Shahyad Monument - built by by the Shah to commemorate Persia's 2500th anniversary

Golestan Palace

The Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Dasht-e Kavir desert

Dasht-e Kavir desert

bathhouse shiraz

bathhouse shiraz

Golestan Palace

The Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran.

Nasir al-mulk mosque

Nasir al-mulk mosque

Mosque Isfahan

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Tehran Skyline

Tehran Skyline

Abandoned city, Kharanaq

Abandoned city, Kharanaq

Yazd

Water towers Yazd

Fez tanneries

Fez tanneries

Sources of Oum er-rbia

Sources of Oum er-rbia

Ziz valley

Ziz valley

Monkey's @Azrou

Monkey's @Azrou

Sahara

Sahara

Sahara Camel

Sahara Camel

Angkor Wat

This picture was taken at Angkor Wat. This are the monks to see who daily visit the temples.

Bayon Temple

The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman's death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences.

Preah Khan Temple

This is the Preah Khan Temple, which is known from the movie Tomb Raider. Here we see that the temple is completely overgrown by trees.

Preah Khan Temple

This is the Preah Khan Temple, which is known from the movie Tomb Raider. Here we see that the temple is completely overgrown by trees.

Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu godShiva. Located in the area of Angkor in Cambodia.

Ants @Banteay Srei

Ants @Banteay Srei

Neak Pean Temple

Neak Pean Temple

Neak Pean Temple

Neak Pean Temple

Bayon Temple

The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman's death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences.

Bayon Temple

The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman's death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences.

Bayon Temple

The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman's death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences.

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hội An is a city of Vietnam, on the coast of the East Sea in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam. It is located in Quảng Nam Province and is home to approximately 120,000 inhabitants.

Cần Thơ floating market

Cần Thơ is the fourth largest city in Vietnam, and the largest city in the Mekong Delta. It is noted for its floating market, rice paper-making village, and picturesque rural canals.

The market at Mai Chai

The market at Mai Chai

Mai Chau morning

The view from our lodge in the morning

Mai Chau Town

Mai Chau Town

Hoi An Laterns

Hoi An Laterns

Hạ Long Bay

The bay consists of a dense cluster of some 1,600 monolithic islands each topped with thick jungle vegetation, rising spectacularly from the ocean.

Lizard at My Son Ruins

Lizard at My Son Ruins

Hoi An Fisherman

fisherman busy catching fish

Hong Kong Skyline

Personally I think this is the most beautiful skylines in the world.

Hong Kong Skyline

A beautiful garden in Hong Kong, with behind the sklyine

Hong Kong Landscape

This photo was taken at the Tian Tan boeddah in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Skyline

They Skyline of Hong Kong by night.

Hong Kong @night

They Skyline of Hong Kong by night.

Viñales view

This photo was the view from our hotel in Los Jazmines Viñales.

Old car @ trip to Triniad

Old car @ trip to Triniad

Havana Coco Taxi

Photo taken from Coco Taxi in Havana

Men with Cohiba

Men with Cohiba

View Trinidad

Trinidad view

Santa Clara @ night

Santa Clara @ night

Old building in the center of Havana

Old building in the center of Havana

Cafe Paris Havana

Cafe Paris is a very cozy cafe in Havana. You can eat and drink and there are several times a day live performances

Storm in Trinidad

At the end of the day it was stormy in Trinidad

New York Skyline @day

This skyline is really great!

New York Skyline @ day

New York Skyline @ day

New York Skyline @ night

New York Skyline @ night

Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge

New York Skyline @ day

New York Skyline @ day

View from High Lane Park New York

View from High Lane Park New York

New York Skyline @ night

New York Skyline @ night

Overasseltse Vennen

The Hatertse and Overasseltse fens fens is an area of approximately 520 hectares in the municipalities of Heumen and Wijchen, Gelderland Province. The area consists of about twenty named pools and the surrounding rivierduin-, heath and woodland

Zutphen

Zutphen is a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland, the IJssel river. It is the capital of the municipality of Zutphen and has 38.335 inhabitants. The history of Zutphen covers more than 1700 years.

Radio Kootwijk

Radio Kootwijk is a former transmitter network in the Veluwe which is an important communication link in the first half of the 20th century was between the Netherlands and its former colonies, notably the Dutch East Indies. It was built from 1918.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Group Elephants

This picture was taken during our trip through Tanzania. During this trip we visited a number of beautiful parks, including the Serengeti. In this park we were very close to a group of elephants who were just passing through, so I was able to make this picture.

Elephant @ Serengeti

This picture was taken during our trip through Tanzania. During this trip we visited a number of beautiful parks, including the Serengeti. In this park we were very close to a group of elephants who were just passing through, so I was able to make this picture.

Hippo

Hippo lying in the mud

Monkey landscape

Maasai tribe

The Maasai are a nomadic tribe and live mainly in Kenya and Tanzania. Here we visited a village of the Maasai.

Maasai tribe

The Maasai are a nomadic tribe and live mainly in Kenya and Tanzania. Here we visited a village of the Maasai.

Lion Head

The lion came to our car, very close so I have to make this lovely photo

Hyena

hyena

ostrich

ostrich

Sandstorm

On this day we were on safari in the Serengeti national park. On this great day we saw elephants, lions and giraffes. At this safari drive we saw for several minutes a sandstorm.

Bustrip to Arusha

Bustrip to Arusha

Truck with passengers

Truck with people

Lions

lions

Lion

The lion came to our car, very close so I have to make this lovely photo

Me @ Maasai tribe

This day we were at the Maasai tribe