Thursday, 28 March 2013

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Up North


Guimarães (312 kms from Lisbon), Portugal

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix



Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Former President Felix Houphouët-Boigny moved the country's capital from Abidjan to his hometown of Yamoussoukro and built the world's largest church there (as well as a presidential palace at a similarly great cost), doubling the national debt of the country.
The basilique was constructed between 1985 and 1989 by lebanese architect Pierre Fakhoury with marble imported from Italy and it is furnished with 7.000 square meters of stained glass from France. It is 158m (518 ft) high and, with an area of 30.000 m2 (322,917 sq ft), it can accomodate 18.000 worshippers.
This lavishly built basilica sits in the middle of the african bush in an impoverished city where only a minority of homes have running water and adequate sanitation! It was consecrated in 1990 by Pope John Paul II.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

River Seller


Irrawaddy River, somewhere between Bagan and Mandalay, Myanmar

Friday, 8 March 2013

Monday, 4 March 2013

Small Herd Of Guanaco


Santa Rosa Lagoon (alt. 3,650 m), northern Chile

Friday, 1 March 2013

Rhesus Macaque


Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal