PhotoFriday – ‘Ride’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Ride’

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While we were in Peru (all the way back in 2007!) of course the highlight for me was the views of the Machu Picchu ruins. However I did really enjoy the journey there because we got to ride on the decadent Hiram Bingham train. This photo friday shows the front of Hiram Bingham as it winds its way en route to Machu Picchu.

If you want to see more photos from Peru then check out other photos in my Peru Gallery.

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PhotoFriday – ‘Sky-High’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Sky-High’

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This is the lost city of Machu Picchu and its located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level! Machu Picchu, meaning “Old Mountain”, is a pre-Columbian Inca site on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru. We went there in 2007 and if you get the chance to go then go. Seriously.

Check out other photos from Machu Picchu & sounding areas in my Peru Gallery.

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Photo Friday – ‘Religion’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ‘Religion’

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Hmmm… this is a tricky one this week. Being agnostic (on the fence, no faith but not atheist either) myself I have mixed feelings about religion. It can drive humanity to great heights (creating great works of beauty or amazing charitable acts) or to low low depths (war, terrorism, racial hatred etc). So what to photograph? Well, there’s religious people, religious places, religious imagery, fallout from religious acts (good and bad). Plus there are all sorts of different religions. I guess it depends of what kind of spin you want to put on it, or in my case, what pictures in my photo back catalogue fit the theme ;)

I chose this one from a small church garden in Cuba because I think someone needs to pray for Humanities future.

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These were some of the others I was considering – Nuns from the Vatican in Rome, Scenes in Venice, Monks in Thailand and the Sun Temple in Peru. Click for full galleries.

Photo Friday – ‘The Great Outdoors’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ‘The Great Outdoors’

Ah.. summer is here so where do we head? Some of us head to Egypt for some lovely Red Sea diving! That’s where I was last Friday and the reason my photo Friday is late (hopefully I’ll get around to a trip report or at least a few photos from that here soon)! Here is my raise to this weeks challenge: the great outdoors. Mike and I don’t really like to get too near the (above water) nature so here is my photo from Peru (Machu Picchu) to prove that we really do go outside sometimes.

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