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Archive for August, 2018


“..the way to the bar? …upstream…  …just follow the river… you can’t miss it! Enjoy!” was the advice of the nice guy on the first image.  …and we did! We followed the Suoi Tien river in Mui Ne (Vietnam) and get rewarded by the beautiful landscape of the Red Canyon and a cold beer in this unique bar. Wow, what an unusual way to reach a bar…  …walking through a river as the only way to get there!


You want a fun day? Just call the two sisters Yuliya and Nastya…   …and start a photoshoot….

…press the button and enjoy. That’s all! 🙂 🙂 🙂


Ta Prohm is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. It was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm is in much the same condition in which it was found.

The temple of Ta Prohm was used as a location in the film Tomb Raider.

But for me, the mystic and the spell of that place, is precise the spot where the story The Jungle Book took place. These temples, the jungle, the light, the temperature, the humidity…  …and if you are really, really quite and listen really carefully, I’m sure you can hear that gentle echo of Mowgli and Baloo singing about the bare necessities. Promised. 🙂



I passed by this place at the M10 motorway in Moskshino (Tverskaja Region/Russia) for a hundred times without seen it…  …and after I suddenly caught a glimpse of this spot through the trees in the evening sun, I was fascinated and I needed to now what it is.

THE SHIRE (Auenland) from ‘Lord of the Rings’ was my first thought!  …but no Hobbits around…  …so I dared to sneak around a little bit.

It turned out that this cubbyholes are used as a storage room. Covered all over with soil and overgrown by plants this storages offer a well tempered place for even storing groceries. Smart idea!

The original use in former times for this chambers was for charcoal burning. This is achieved by carbonising wood in a charcoal pile. And now, while I’m standing here, the round and organic shapes of this piles offers a picturesque landscape in this wonderful evening sun…   …but still no Hobbits 😀 😀  …wait.. (and now for the most used questions in horror movies)  ..what’s that noise?..  🙂