Negev Desert / Afternoon in the Nubian ibex human domain

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A close encounter with majestic Nubian ibex in Sde Noker is a true delight, but raises questions about relations between people and wild animals.

ANZAC cavalry is back to charge at Beersheba after 100 years…

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A hundred men and women, history enthusiasts and descendants of Australian Mounted Division and ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) soldiers, came to the Negev to retrace the ANZAC cavalry charge at Beer Sheba that took place exactly a hundred years ago, during World War I

Austrian interactive theater reenacts Jewish refugees’ exodus over a high Alpine mountain pass

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“Ins Gelobte Land – Eretz Austria” by “teatro caprile” is a unique interactive theater conducted outdoors. Presented in Krimmler Achental, Austria, it tells the incredible story of 5,000 Jewish refugees, who after the holocaust, crossed the 2,634m Krimmler Tauern mountain pass, on their way to the Land of Israel.

Delhi – Street Scenes – December 2016

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Some urban scenes from amazing Delhi, December 2016.

Where are you today? People of Nha Trang, Vietnam 1996

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Back in July 1996, Nha Trang was a beautiful quiet beach town, with a lively fishing industry. Here is a collection of photos of people from that visit. Can you identify yourself..?

Kolkata – Kumartuli idols and statues workshops

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A tour through the alleys of Kumartuli – a historical quarter in Kolkata where local artisans build majestic statues of idols, deities and festive figures

Kolkata – People and Street Scenes – Photo Gallery

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A collection of street scenes and people in Kolkata, from a visit in December 2016.

Micro Living and Working in Kolkata

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Join a visit to a neighborhood with a mix of small workshops, mainly for processing metal and creating various tools, and tiny dwelling units surrounding common courtyards where meeting and washing take place.

Haifa Fire Photo Diary – 24.11 – 29.11 2016 – Fire day and aftermath

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On the 24th of November 2016, the city of Haifa witnessed its first large scale fire. Its delicate greenery surrendered to extreme dry weather, and flames engulfed buildings burning apartments. Several urban nature spots were completely burned. In this photographed diary I describe my day by day experiences – from the day of the fire to field trips in affected areas.

The startling rehabilitation project of Haifa oil refineries cooling tower

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The western ex-cooling tower of Haifa Oil Refineries was turned into a visitor center. In order to accept visitors, the decaying concrete structure had to be renovated. A documentation in video and photos provides an opportunity to get a glimpse of this unique challenging project.

Azrieli Towers Tel Aviv Under Construction – 1997 – 1999

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A nostalgic journey back in time to see the iconic Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv under construction, with charming night sights and city views from the top.

Abandoned President Hotel Jerusalem – Fine intimate architecture smashed and decayed

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Once a small intimate hotel with distinguished guests and some “bad luck” incidents. Today an abandoned shattered and battered building, which still holds some clues to its past glory.

Israel’s most visited abandoned site is probably more attractive than it was supposed to be if completed

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Photographed visit in an abandoned hotel that was nearly completed and never opened. The place became a familiar cool hanging out place, with alternative life created by visitors.

A multipurpose sustainable water feature that spices up a street corner

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Is it a statue? An irrigation device? A refreshing corner for birds and dogs? An intriguing element in the street? Take a look at this interesting urban element…

Living Root Bridges and Structures of North-East India Explained

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Villagers in North-East India developed an innovative technique to construct bridges and other useful structures out of living aerial roots of rubber (Ficus Elastica) trees. Watch a short documentary and an inspiring photo gallery showcasing root bridges and ladders, with commentary analyzing their structural principles. A must for any civil engineer, architect and designer!

Why being an avid traveler & backpacker makes you a better architect & city planner

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Exploring the world earns you important skills and tools to become a better architect and city planner; From developing sensitivity and feel for spaces, through learning communication skills to getting inspiration from vernacular architecture.

Urban Exploration – Abandoned hotel and theater in Tiberias

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For about 50 years, a magnificent hotel and theater complex in Tiberias has been abandoned. Beautiful building details as well as signs of time blend with the views of the Sea of Galilee.

Sarona Tel Aviv 2006 – Exploring an abandoned military unit in a former German Templer colony

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A piece of history no longer existing: Urban Exploration South Sarona Tel Aviv 2006: Vehicle Maintenance Unit and Training Workshop of Ordnance Corps IDF

Venice Morning Concert – The people who make the city

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A footage of Venice in the morning with Vivaldi on the background became an editing Étude, an urban concert dedicated to those who make Venice – sweeping, collecting garbage, loading, carrying and unloading, through the meandering alleys and canals.

Trekking Alta Via dell’Adamello – Sentiero numero 1

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Trekking from Bazena through Rifugio Tita Secchi and Rifugio Maria e Franco to Passo di Campo – 24-26 June 2016

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Floating Piers – Lake Iseo – Impressions and Thoughts

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Visiting The Floating Piers was a once in a life time experience. A unique installation that enabled people to walk on water. A video, photo gallery, impressions and a few thoughts about the project and its “aftermath”.

Garo Hills Traditional Tribal Architecture – Meghalaya India

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“Where bamboo exists – No Worries!” – Magnificent structures for living and storage built by Garo people are not only functional structures but also aesthetic ones. An inspirational tour of fine vernacular architecture.

Garo Hills Meghalaya India – People and Rural Life

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A visit to rural areas of West Garo Hills in Meghalaya, India, where unique traditional life is still kept by Garo People.

Becoming a Young Monk – Buddhist Ordination Mrauk-U Myanmar

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Four boys participate in a Buddhist Ordination ceremony to become novice monks. Two days of transformation of body and soul into a new chapter in life.

Living Root Bridges of Nagaland India – Nyahnyu Village Mon District

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Root bridges are bridges made of living tree roots. It was believed that such bridges are unique to southern areas of Meghalaya, but here are some beautiful examples for root bridges in Nagaland state in India, around the village of Nyahnyu – Mon district.

Supermoon total lunar eclipse – Jaffa – Tel Aviv – September 28, 2015

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Supermoon total lunar eclipse occured on September 28th, 2015. Here are some photos of the moon taken from Old Jaffa and Tel Aviv promenade. And here are sights of Tel Aviv beach early morning following the eclipse  

United Colors of Oregon

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A trip to Oregon’s finest colorful delights – Crater Lake, Davis Lake area, Newberry Volcanic Monument, Lava Butte, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument – Painted Hills, Clarno and Sheep Rock Units, White River Mount Hood, Columbia River, Oneonta Gorge

Pedestrian crossing sun shading – a simple solution with a huge walkability benefit

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Waiting to cross the street can be extremely annoying on hot summer days. Placing parasols on the sidewalk in front of pedestrian crossings may provide a relief and encourage walking.

Haifa Carmelit Underground Funicular – Replacement of main cable

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The “Carmelit” is Haifa’s underground funicular, linking the lower city (“Downtown”) at sea level and the Carmel Center at 274 meters above sea level. In July 2015, the main cable of the system was replaced. Watch a video and still photos of the process.

Climbing Breithorn via Südwandsteig – Steinernes Meer – Riemannhaus Austria

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A beautiful day hike up Breithorn via Südwandsteig, with a beautiful rewarding view to Steinernes Meer, and a relaxing stop at Riemannhaus. A day in the Austrian Alps.

Hiking Kasern Italy – Birnlücke Pass – Krimmler Tauernhaus Austria

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A beautiful day hike crossing the Alps from Italy to Austria through Kehrer Alm, Birnlückenhütte and Birnlücke pass

Alpine Peace Crossing – Krimml to Kasern 2015 – Photo Gallery

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Photos from the events and walk of the 9th Alpine Peace Crossing – commemorating the 5,000 Jewish refugees who crossed the Alps on their way to the Land of Israel in 1947

Aspern – Seestadt – Vienna’s urban lakeside – a model for a new suburb?

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An inspiring visit to Aspern – Seestadt – Vienna’s new suburb. Varied materials, colors and landscape details and a pleasant urban design make this new town a unique model for a new suburb

Buzludzha Bulgaria – Monument Architectural Tour

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Discover Buzludzha Monument – a fine example of socialist/communist – brutalist architecture currently in decay. By video and stills we shall discover the unique architectural and artistic features of the site.

Tobacco air curing in Prilep Macedonia

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Tobacco leaves decorate the streets of Prilep in Macedonia as part of the curing process. Watch a clip of a family preparing the leaves for curing and enjoy stills of the colorful streets

Bulgaria Beklemeto Pass Arc of Liberty Monument Exploration

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A fine piece of Communist – Brutalist architecture commemorates an important event in Bulgarian history. Currently neglected and in poor maintenance, a climb inside the structure is a thrilling experience, so as the view from the top.

Kozya Stena Hut – Entrepreneurship in Bulgaria Balkan Mountains

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Three enthusiastic young Bulgarians run an isolated large mountain hut. Without permanent electricity and no road connection, everyday life in the hut is a challenging task even in the 21st century. A glimpse into hut management and an original campaign for facilities improvement.

Hiking Krimml Tauern Pass – Following the footsteps of post WWII Jewish refugees

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The hike from Krimml in Austria towards Kasern in Italy through the Krimmler Tauern pass, is one of the finest in this area of the alps, but also provides the opportunity to experience a bit of post WWII Jewish refugees difficult journey to the Land of Israel.

Sounds of the Old City – Jerusalem

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The Sounds of the Old City festival, is held for the fourth time in the Old City of Jerusalem, bringing various musicians to the vivid paths of the Old City

Magical Snow in the Galilee – Hararit – Yotvat – Laura Netofa

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A unique snow video and photo gallery from places that seldom see snow in Israel: Yotvat (Yodfat) ridge, the settlement of Hararit and Laura (Lavra) Netofa.

Frost and ice on plants – Bashanit reserve

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Significant snowy weather systems brought snow and exceptionally low temperatures to Bashanit reserve in the Golan Heights. Here’s a glimpse of the magnificent sights of ice and frost on the rich reserve flora

Ice formations in Meiron forest

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Ice formations from Meiron ridge forest following three consecutive snowy weather systems

Erotic Snow

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A closer look at snow formations and natural elements brings a fresh dimension to this interesting form of precipitation.

A day in the life of Jökulsárlón glacial lake Iceland

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A unique 24 hours look into Jökulsárlón – a magical glacial lagoon in south east Iceland. A celebration of wonderful ice formations affected by high and low tides.

Winter signs – Tel Aviv Port

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First signs of winter brought CB clouds to the area, that created beautiful rain curtains and washed the port deck, leaving a double rainbow and smiling people.

Warsaw Muranów Urban Renewal – "Nalewki – Andersa Square" – 3 – Street and Buildings

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The square is shaped by several buildings and structures which bring life into Andersa Street. Inspired by prewar buildings, what shape should they wear?

Warsaw Muranów Urban Renewal – "Nalewki – Andersa Square" – 2 – Stacja Muranów

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Not just another metro station, but an integrated space, inspired by prewar buildings layout, connected to the street by natural light and sight, and comfortably accessible using intriguing passages

Warsaw Muranów Urban Renewal – "Nalewki – Andersa Square" – 1 – Analysis and Overview

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Creating meaningful public spaces, adding buildings for various uses and construction of a metro station are suggested to create a vivid hub for Muranów, inspired by the life that existed there before the war.

"Golden Polish Autumn" – Warsaw Foliage

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Warm colors wash Warsaw landscape during “Golden Polish Autumn”. A pictorial tour provides an opportunity for a brief insight into Warsaw’s best gardens, streets and tranquil suburbs.

Mariovo – Macedonian forgotten paradise

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Visiting the enchanting landscapes of Mariovo, southern Macedonia, and the villages of Štavica and Manastir

Vitolište – A visit to a village lost in time

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The story of Vitolište in Macedonia is the story of numerous villages all over the world that were left to decay due to massive urbanization processes. We shall tour the village that once knew lively days, guided by Vane who used to live there as a child.

Warsaw Muranów Architecture Project – First Semester Summary

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Intervention in Warsaw / Muranów inspired by pre-war urban tissue. Summary of first semester of the project presenting historical development, values, commemoration issues, master plan and sample intervention ideas

Feeling/Filling Void – Warsaw / Muranów Architecture Project – Phase Three – Intervention

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Initial intervention ideas inspired by pre-war Warsaw urban tissue are presented through excerpts from a computerized model

Feeling/Filling Void – Warsaw / Muranów Architecture Project – Phase Two

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In this post we shall get a glimpse to pre-war Warsaw and its urban characteristics, followed by a comparison to current Warsaw, through aerial photos and analyses.

Iceland National Trail

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Iceland National Trail is an initiative to create a long circular hiking & biking route that passes through Iceland’s best locations, in order to spread tourism across the country, encourage encounters between visitors and locals and bring tourism as a source of income to remote communities.

Snow in Samaria – photo presentation

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An unusual weather system brought significant amounts of snow to the mountain ridges of Samaria. In this presentation we shall tour the snowy Samaria and get familiar with its landscapes and settlements.

Feeling/Filling Void – Former Warsaw Ghetto Architecture Project – Phase One

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I chose the former Warsaw Ghetto area as the site for the final Architecture and Town Planning studies project. In this post a summary of the first phase of the project is presented – observations, data analysis, history, conflicts, and finally architectural research questions, some ideas and relevant references

People of Iceland – Part B – Reykjavík, Menningarnótt

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Encounters with people of Iceland in the capital Reykjavík, most of them during Menningarnótt – “culture night”

People of Iceland – Part A – Throughout the island

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Excerpts from fascinating encounters with people of the country of ice and rocks, during a 40 days trip in Iceland. In this part – encounters throughout the island

Bunkers in Albania

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A tour back to Albania’s communist era through sights of Enver Hoxha’s bunkers scattered all over the country

Work of ants in the Lower Galilee

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Spring is at its peak, and it’s rush hour in a Lower Galilee ants colony. Watch a video of the enthusiastic workers

Snow in Jerusalem – January 9th-10th, 2013

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Video coverage of the snow event in Jerusalem – Surrounding the Old City Walls from West to East and visiting picturesque Baka and German Colony

In the eye of the storm – Rosh Hanikra, Kziv, Acre (Akko), Kishon, Harod, Sorek, Ayalon…

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A stormy weather system brought strong winds, high waves and significant amount of rain to Israel. Let’s take a winter tour through some of the most impressive sights of Israeli winter nature affected by the storm.

Winter flows in North Israel’s rivers

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A wet weather system brought impressive flows to Israel’s northern rivers, filling the Sea of Galilee with needed water and joy…

Haifa Trail Urban Trek – the DNA of the city: Lessons from Haifa Tourism Conference

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Haifa Trail was initiated as an urban trek, but the trail is more than that – as it identifies and leverages Haifa’s essence or “DNA”, it serves as an important platform for various urban aspects, such as: city branding, community empowering, framework for sport and culture activities and a potential to significantly contribute to the local economy.

Haifa Trail was launched by the first tourist and runner

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Haifa Trail was inaugurated, as Thomas Fietz, a Trail Runner from Germany, completed the 70 Kilometers of the trail in 15 hours, divided to two days. Thomas was the first to complete the whole trail, the first tourist on the trail, and the first to run it.

Prilep to Bitola – A beautiful train ride in Macedonia

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A train ride from Prilep to Bitola in Macedonia is an interesting view into decaying rural life in this region, in a magnificent landscape

The abandoned industrial legacy of Fier, Albania – Part 3 – Waiting for adaptive reuse…

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Can a huge industrial complex in Fier, Albania, can be reused? Site structure analysis may give inspiration to those who care about Albania and may give a new meaning to remains of an era that many Albanians prefer to forget.

The abandoned industrial legacy of Fier, Albania – Part 2 – Concrete amusement park

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We continue our urban exploration of Fier’s industrial site. The northern part was a nitrogen fertilizer factory, and its monumental concrete remains form amazing compositions and rare post industrial views.

The abandoned industrial legacy of Fier, Albania – Part 1 – Spooky remains

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Communist-era industrial legacy – a tour in Fier, Albania’s abandoned thermal power plant

Sderot, Israel – Urban public space of shelters

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Take a look at the streets of Sderot, a town under threat of rockets, where people have only 15 to 30 seconds to find a shelter during rockets alarm

Haifa’s Carmel Spring flowers

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Spring is at its peak, and wonderful wild flowers dot Mount Carmel inside the city of Haifa.
Let’s look at some colorful examples…

New York City Manhattan and Bridges Bike Ride Video

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My first bike ride in New York City, in the heart of Manhattan!
Experience the exciting ride yourself…

San Francisco Aerial Tour

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An aerial tour above San Francisco Bay and the city of San Francisco during sunset gives a unique point of view on one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Tel Aviv Beach, Winter Version

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Rain? Wind? High waves? For some, this is the best time to go out to the sea. Let’s take a look at a winter version of Tel Aviv beach.

Syange, 15 Years Later – Annapurna Circuit Revisited

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A visit to the Nepali village of Syange, along the Annapurna Circuit trek, in 2011 carrying photos from the 1996 visit, creates wonderful opportunities for new-old acquaintances…

Live Dead Sea – Photos from a winter day

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An inspiring winter day in the Dead Sea Rift Valley brings wonderful sights of colorful sky, mountains and water. Unfortunately, Dead Sea water level drops one meter per year

Tsum Valley Nepal – Photos

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Tsum Valley is almost a Tibet within Nepal. Opened for tourists in 2008, it offers a unique cultural experience for those making the long trek to get there

Manaslu Base Camp Nepal – Photos

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A steep climb takes trekkers and expedition members to Manaslu Base Camp – the first camp used by mountaineers on their way to the top of Mount Manaslu. Lets take a look how this climb looks like…

Mount Manaslu Nepal – Photos from the village of Lho

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Take a look at the majestic Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, photographed from the village of Lho

People of Manaslu region and Tsum Valley – Photos

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Whether it is a short “Namaste” greeting on the trail or “home staying” with a family, acquaintances with people of Manaslu region and Tsum valley in Nepal are joyful and inspiring. Meet some of these people…

Punggen Gompa Nepal – trip photos

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Punggen Gompa is located on a remote mountain plateau beneath Mount Manaslu. Take a look at some photos from a trip up to the Gompa and superb mountain views surrounding it

A trip to Rui La – Nepal-Tibet border north of Samdo Nepal

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Photos from a unique side trip from Manaslu Circuit trek: a climb to Rui La, a main commercial trail used by local Nepalis for trade and to visit relatives in Tibet

Manaslu Circuit Trek Photos – Full Gallery

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From the wet lush green areas of the lower Budhi Gandaki at ~500 meters above sea level, through amazing views of Mount Manaslu and the snow covered mountains around Larke La 5106 meters high to magical Bhimtang and beyond…

Bridges of Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Nepal – Virtual Journey

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Bridges are common in the Nepal Himalayas and they are more than mere engineering. Traversing a bridge above gushing water is almost a sacred ceremony… Join a virtual journey through the bridges of Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley treks.

Lodge development in Nepal Manaslu region raising concerns

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A notable construction of lodges currently takes place along the Manaslu Circuit trekking route. Locals identify the increase in trekker numbers and build new accommodation facilities, some of them quite different from traditional local structures

The mud river – landslide wipes out half of Paimo village in Manaslu region Nepal

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2011 Monsoon season brought torrential rains to Nepal’s Manaslu region. Along the Budhi Gandaki river valley numerous landslides occurred, one of them covered the village of Paimo with a wave of rocks and mud

Nepal Tsum Valley Trek itinerary information and remarks

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Tsum Valley is a magical area in Nepal that was opened for tourists in 2008. Here is a description of the area and the trek together with some information about trekking to Ganesh Himal and Gumba Lungdang.

Manaslu Circuit Trek- Around Manaslu Trek – Recommended Side Trips

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Recommended side trips from the Manaslu Circuit / Around Manaslu trek: Kal Tal, Hinang Gompa, Punggen Gompa, Birendra Tal, Manaslu Base Camp, Tibetan Border at Rui La

Manaslu Circuit Trek- Around Manaslu Trek – detailed itinerary and trail description

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Detailed trail description of Manaslu Circuit / Around Manaslu trek: Arughat, Arkhet, Soti Khola, Lapubeshi, Machhakhola, Tatopani, Dobhan, Yuru, Jagat, Salleri, Paimo, Sirdibas, Philim, Ekle Bhatti, Nyak, Deng, Bihi Phedi, Prok, Ghap, Namrung, Lihi, Sho, Lho, Shyala, Samagaon, Samdo, Dharamshala / Larke Phedi, Larke Pass, Bhimtang, Yak Kharka, Soti Gowa / Gho , Tilche, Thonche

Manaslu Circuit Trek- Around Manaslu Trek – General Information

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Manaslu Circuit is one of the best treks in Nepal. Read general information about how to prepare for the trek, needed permits and tickets, logistics and vital information about what to expect

Happy New Year 5772

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Wishes for the New Year 5772: May our love, ambitions, achievements, health, curiosity, inspiration, happiness and the nature we live within, grow and prosper

Bicycle riders enjoy Haifa’s mountain subway – the "Carmelit"

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The Carmelit, Haifa’s subway system that connects downtown with the Carmel ridge neighborhoods, is now open for bicycle riders. Join the first ride of bikers in the Carmelit.

Photos from the social protest in Tel Aviv

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Photos from the social protest rally that took place in Tel Aviv streets and ‘Kikar Hamdina’ with approximately 300,000 participants.

Tel Aviv Tent City – photos from Rothschild boulevard

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The melting pot of the Summer 2011 social protest in Israel – Tel Aviv Rothschild boulevard tent city – in photos

New York City – Above, Below, People, Geometry

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A 24 hours visit to New York brings observation into the reciprocity of forms and people taking place above and below ground in the ‘Big Apple’.

Above New York to Rome – photo presentation

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Although Earth aerial images are widely available today in the Internet, there’s no substitute to looking out of an airplane window and exploring the earth (or the sea) beneath. Watch a photo presentation of pictures taken during a transatlantic flight from New York to Rome.

The Carmel Park, just before the summer

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A visit to the burned down areas of the Carmel Park, just before summer starts, examining the green vegetation and the magnificent sky above following a hot weather system

Hail Storm and flowing streams in Haifa

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A winter day in the middle of the spring brought a thunder stormy morning to Haifa. After half an hour a white blanket of hail covered the neighborhood followed by gushing water filling the small, usually dry, streams draining the slopes.

Palm Sunday in Haifa

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Palm Sunday was celebrated today in colorful festivities in Downtown Haifa.
Here are some souvenirs from the events…

Mount Carmel forest regeneration after the fire

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Three months after the tragic fire in Mount Carmel, and the forest shows interesting signs of rehabilitation. Presentation and photo gallery.

MSC Magnifica Cruise Ship dominates the skyline of Haifa

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MSC Magnifica Cruise Ship now visits Haifa during its Mediterranean Cruise. Carrying 2500 passengers and 1000 crew members, when it docks in Haifa Port it looks like a temporary neighborhood attached to the city…

Winter Landscape Contrasts in Haifa and the Technion

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A nice winter day paints Haifa sky with dark colors on the background of sun lit neighborhoods. The rain that came a few minutes later left its marks on the Technion paths, creating interesting compositions.

Burnt Carmel Forest Seems in Foliage After the Rain

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Clouds of smoke turned into clouds of rain and water coming from the sky made the Carmel blush and for a moment it seemed like an Alpine forest in foliage…

Happy New Year 2011 – Architecture, Nature and People

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New Year Architecture – Nature – People Greetings for this special 1.1.11 date.

Post Carmel Forest Fire – The Line Between Black and Green

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Two weeks after the Carmel blaze back to the usual rambling at home – From Haifa to Beit Oren – and the inevitable but optimistic encounters with the fire aftermath

Mount Carmel Fire Aftermath – Video, Photos, Slideshow

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Today we went to explore the areas affected by the huge fire in the Carmel Ridge. Download a presentation with explanations and photos and watch the full photo gallery

Carmel Aerial Firefighting – video

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Dozens of firefighting airplanes from Israel and other countries took part in the efforts to extinguish the largest forest fire in Israel’s history. Kudos to the amazing pilots and gratitude to the supportive countries

Best of Carmel Park – Photos of areas prior to the huge fire

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This is how we wish to remember our beautiful Mount Carmel. Watch photos taken in the affected areas in better, greener, days.

The mighty Carmel forest fire – photos

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Photos taken in Haifa and Mount Carmel during the first day of the mighty forest fire

A Glimpse of Georgia – The country of natural and human beauty

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A Glimpse of Georgia (Gruzia), the wonderful Caucasus country rich with natural beauty and wonderful people…

Misty sunrise on the Jerusalem Mountains

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Current summer days in Israel are hot and humid, but early morning around Jerusalem makes one feel as if he’s on another country…

International 420 World Championship in Haifa – Closing Ceremony

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Pictures from the closing ceremony, the medals and trophies, and the happy winners of the year – Italy and Singapore.

Flora of Israel – Mediterranean Areas

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Photo gallery of various flowers of Israel – Mediterranean areas

International 420 World Championship in Haifa – Day 7

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Watch unique photos from water level, of the 7th day races of the International 420 World Championship in Haifa.

International 420 World Championship in Haifa – Practice Race

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Photos from the practice race of the International 420 World Championship in Haifa, where superb wind conditions welcomed the enthusiastic participants.

International 420 World Championship in Haifa – Measurement Inspections day

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Watch photos from the measurements and inspections day of the International 420 World Championship in Haifa.

International 420 World Championship in Haifa – Opening Ceremony

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Photos from the opening ceremony of the International 420 World Championship in Haifa.

The European Mountain Bike Championship Haifa 2010

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Photo coverage of the Elite races of the European Mountain Bike Championship 2010 that took place in Haifa, Israel.

Slacklining in the Technion

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Everybody knows that being a student in the Technion means hard work. But during the breaks, it’s the students who challenge themselves…

Wenchi Crater Lake, Ethiopia – Photographed Journey

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An enchanting lake is situated inside a dormant volcano mouth in Ethiopia. Villages are scattered around the lake, making it a fascinating destination for hiking. Watch a photo gallery of this unknown paradise.

Floods in the Arava, southern Negev and Eilat area

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Watch a documentation of a rare rainy day in the Southern parts of Israel, with flowing Wadis of the Arava Rift Valley, Southern Negev and Eilat areas.

Flood in the Red Canyon, Eilat Mountains

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A rare flood event in the Red Canyon of Eilat Mountains occurred on January 18th, 2010. Watch pictures from this staggering colorful event.

Calatrava Obelisk in The Technion, Haifa, Israel

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The “Obelisk” is a recent addition to the main courtyard of the Thechnion. Conceived by Santiago Calatrava and dedicated to the memory of Russel Berrie, this unique kinetik statue is a focal point in the Technion.

Panoramas of Ladakh India – Presentation

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Ladakh in north India, a high altitude desert, is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. The strong Tibetan influence gave it the nickname “Little Tibet”. The extreme terrain and climate, as well as the unique way of life developed in Ladakh, form a magical magnet to travelers…

Delhi 2009 – Pahar Ganj area, Metro, Streets

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2009 Delhi is dazzling and enchanting as ever, but with a strong flavor of renovation. The fabulous Metro system, cellular everywhere, CNG operated rickshaws and even rumors about a Main Bazar face lift, bring a fresh sight to India’s vibrant capital.

Guess the place from above !

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We all like to admire places from viewpoints, whether natural or man made. This presentation is a journey-quiz through sights seen from man made towers in various countries…

Sights from Red Sea Jazz Festival Eilat 2009

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Red Sea Jazz Festival is perhaps the best music festival of Israel. Take a look at some photos from the 23rd festival…

Welcome to the new home !

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It was back in 1997 when I built my first virtual home. Now it’s about time to inaugurate a new modular building, that can serve the variety of content and guests visiting it.

Berlin – A Jewish Journey – Presentation

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This unique presentation is a Jewish journey to familiar as well as “off the beaten track” sites in and around Berlin.

Starling Aerobatics – Video clip

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Watch a magnificent starling aerobatics show, as the birds gather for night sleep near Beer Sheva municipality building.

Flash flood in Ein Gedi reserve – Wadi David

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Watch a rare documentation of a flash flood in Wadi (Nahal) David in Ein Gedi Reserve, The Judean Desert, Israel.

Sites along the Arava Rift Valley – Presentation

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Watch a unique presentation about the Arava Rift valley, which stretches along 180 Kilometers of the Israeli Negev desert, rich with rock formations, hiking opportunities, agricultural settlements and more…

People of Ethiopia – photos and presentation

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People of Ethiopia – A magnificent photo gallery

Ethiopia – Simien Mountains – Recommended Itineraries

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Ethiopia – Unknown Paradise – Simien Mountains trekking and hiking recommended itineraries

Ethiopia – Simien Mountains – Logistics

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Ethiopia – Unknown Paradise – Simien Mountains Logistics – how to prepare for trekking or hiking in the area

Ethiopia – Simien Mountains – Introduction

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Ethiopia – Unknown Paradise – Simien Mountains Introduction – Landscape, best time to travel, flora and fauna

Ethiopia – Simien Mountains – photos and presentations

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Enjoy the fabulous sights of the Simien Mountains area in Ethiopia – the Unknown Paradise, through presentations and photos of trekking in this region.

Ethiopia – Unknown Paradise – Recommended Destinations

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Ethiopia – Unknown Paradise – Travel and tourism introductory page – Recommended Destinations

Tastes of Romania – Model 1999

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A journey to Romania in April 1999. It was a voyage back in time… Join a journey through Romania’s rural areas as well as some more familiar urban places, and meet its landscapes and people.

Snow in the Ramon

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A unique documentation of a the Negev Mountain area covered with snow. Snow in this area statistically falls only twice a decade!

Northern Starts – Winter flows in north Israel’s streams

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Flowing streams of North Israel in the winter. Watch a water celebration in Parod, Oren, Orvim, Shagur and the Jordan river.

EFI Gala event, Brussels – Presenting Israel’s Diversity

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A significant event aimed at developing a closer relationship between the European Union and Israel was launched in Brussels on September 13, 2006. “European Friends of Israel (EFI)” unites those European and EU member state parliamentarians who wish to deepen the ties between the two.

Calatrava Pedestrian Bridge Petah-Tikva

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Documentation of the construction works of the Santiago Calatrava Pedestrian Bridge above Jabotinsky Road in Petah-Tikva, Israel.

Tam Güneş tutulması – Total Solar Eclipse – Turkey 2006

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On March 26th, 2006, a total solar eclipse was visible from the Mediterranean cost of Turkey.
These pictures were taken about 30 kilometers East of Antalya.

Yin Yang Venice – Digital artwork

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Yin-Yang interpretation of a bird eye view of Venice. Inspired by a visit to Venice that came immediately after a long trip to China

Images from Toscana Tuscany

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Images from the rolling hills and ranges of Tuscany (Toscana) , Italy.

Journey along China’s Yangtze rising water due to Three Gorges Dam construction

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A historical cruise along China’s Yangtze river, where people, villages and towns are relocated due to the rising water level following Three Gorges Dam construction.

Beijing Bird’s Nest National Stadium Construction, and neighboring area destruction

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A three months long journey is coming to an end, time to checkout the construction works of China’s national stadium in Beijing, which is going to be the focal point of the 2008 Olympic Games. Will I be able to go inside and explore?

Eerie Fengdu – The real Chinese Ghost City – A man-made quake

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A casual stop at a touristic site along the Yangtze river turns into a journey in a city being dismantled brick by brick. The Yangtze water level is rising due to the Three Gorges Dam construction, local people of Fengdu are relocated, their real city becomes a Ghost City, while tourists rush to see the other Ghost City that lies above – a tribute to the afterlife.

Gongtan – The charming Chinese village that will vanish soon

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A visit to a unique 1700 years old village-town in Chongqing’s remote Youyang County, which will be vanished underwater, due to the construction of the Pengshui Dam on the Wu Jiang (river).

World antennas tour

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Antennas can be found everywhere. Although these monuments of the modern era pollute the view, they enable people all over the world to communicate, and sometimes they even charmingly mingle in the surrounding landscape. Let’s go for a guided antennas tour in some places in the world…

Art and People – London – Tel Aviv – Presentation

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Unique artistic presentation featuring art and people in London and Tel-Aviv

How many backpackers can squeeze into a red telephone booth?

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How many backpackers can squeeze into a red telephone booth? Step inside, and check out this experiment took place in the Isle of Skye

Red Telephone Booths of Britain

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A homage to British icons – the red telephone booths of Britain – in Scotland and London

Bulgaria Mountainous tour 2002

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Photos from Bulgaria – A trip in Rila, Pirin, Rodopi ranges with a climb to Vihren Peak, and visit in Shiroka Loka, Plovdiv, Sofia, Trigrad Canyon, Bansko and more…

World Trade Center New York Twin Towers Memorial Page

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Photographed memories from the New York City World trade Center Twin Towers

Dolomiti 2001 – Hiking in the Dolomites Range, North Italy

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Watch some sights from the rocky and snowy Dolomites above Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, and Madonna di Campiglio area.

World photos collage

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A landscape collage made of pieces of photos taken all over the world (USA, UK, Austria, Nepal, Vietnam, Israel, Thailand). The world is indeed made of pieces, and they are all combined to one system…

Some images from Amsterdam

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Some impressions from a short visit to Amsterdam. Surprisingly, most I could see was bicycles.

Around Annapurna – Day by Day – Part two ("Jomsom" trek)

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Detailed description of the second part of Around Annapurna (Annapurna Circuit) trek. This is actually the “Jomsom” trek.

Around Annapurna – Day by Day – Part one – to Muktinath

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A detailed day-by-day description of the Around Annapurna trek, with a recommended plan how long to walk every day, with vivid photos.

Around Annapurna Trek

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The Around Annapurna trek, or Annapurna Circuit, is one of the nest treks in the world. Read an introductory guide tothis trek.

Some things about trekking in Nepal

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Introduction to trekking and trekking in Nepal

Children of the Far East photo exhibit

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“Children of the Far East” online photo exhibit was created in late 1996, and was my first comprehensive visual online presentation.

Vietnam travelogue and photos

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Travelogue and Photos from Vietnam

Original ’80s LEGO models

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Fly a spaceship, explore the stars, visit peculiar urban designs and meet some nice machinery… My almost forgotten LEGO designs, mostly from the 1980s.

Biloxi Mississippi – Hurricane Camille Aftermath Photos – August 1969

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Photos of Hurricane Camille aftermath in the city of Biloxi Mississippi, taken by Pesach Shachar, at the time an officer training at Keesler Air Force Base.

Images from Turkey – Kaçkar, Cappadocia, and more…

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Images from Turkey – Kaçkar, Erzurum, Kars, Ani, Cappadocia, and more…