Wednesday, February 8, 2017

ABC Wednesday - E - Elephant Ride - Angkor - Cambodia


Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.






After a long day visiting the temples in the Archaeological Park we wanted to see the sunset, which meant a trek uphill quite a distance and it seemed like an ideal opportunity to take an elephant ride.

It was a fun experience and we were impressed with the treatment that the mahouts gave to the elephants in their care. I cannot recall the name of the one that gave us a ride but I do remember he was over 50 years old, the elephant that is!

I am sharing this post with ABC Wednesday

More Information about Angkor Archaeological Park  can be found by visiting the following links.

Angkor Archaeological Park      Trip Advisor      Wiki- Travel 


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

ABC Wednesday - D - Doors - Viterbo Region - Italy









My contribution to ABC Wednesday this week for the letter D is a selection of photographs of Doors in the Viterbo region of Italy.  I have a fascination with Doorways and these are just a few from my collection.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ABC Wednesday - C - Country Cottage and Cyclists - Stratford upon Avon - England




My contribution to ABC Wednesday this week for the letter C is a pair of Cyclists in front of this traditional  English Country Cottage in the Stratford upon Avon area in England.


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Monday, January 23, 2017

Macro Monday - Red Berry Delight - Cheddar - Somerset - England

                    Love these bright red berries.   I have also posted this photo on Instagram

                                                      Joining the MacroMonday Meme today



Friday, January 20, 2017

Iris - Floral Friday Fotos - Campo delle Rose - Italy




A stunningly beautiful white iris in bloom in my garden in Italy some years ago is my choice for the meme today.  Floral Friday Fotos

I have also used this photo today on my Instagram link

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Demi-John in Winter - Share Your Cup Thursday - Italy


Photo taken in my Garden in Italy whilst I was still living there in 2012 

I am joining in a meme today which is for sharing things that make you happy.
Photography makes me happy and I love sharing my photos via blogging and Instagram 


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