Iran Photos Part VII: Takht-e Soleymān

Takht-e Soleymān (Persian: تخت سلیمان‎,  “the Throne of Solomon”) is a stunning archaeological site on top of a volcano. Beside the crater lake are ruins from different periods dating back to pre-islamic zoroastrian times. Placed in this hight deserted area, equipped with a spring-lake which is providing endless water its a impressive place. The place was one of the most important zorastrian firetempel. sadly there was hardly any information about this interesting place, so I just link you here to the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takht-e_Soleym%C4%81n

 

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Photos: wedding preparations

for the upcoming wedding where two families from to different cultures were going to encounter each other, still many things had to be done: the Germans had to arrive, friendships had to made up, saris and suites had to be bought, beards had to be shaved, hands had to be painted etc…   and not to forget: the great Indian food had be tested.

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Photos: some views of Varanasi (Update: more photos)

Even as it has already a while since i returned to Delhi, I still want to post some of thees shots i have taken in the old Citz of Varanasi. Varanasi settled on the banks of the rivers Ganges is one of the holiest cities of India. Many Hindus travel to Varanasi just to die here, so there body’s get burned on the Ghats of Varanasi. Most of this photos have been taken during a boots-tour in the early morning.

– to my Indian friends: sorry if you see here a lot of “standard-indian-tourist-photos” but these are still quite interesting for all other nationalities.

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Photos: Aquarium Berlin

Last week I went to the Aquarium in Berlin, what is fact a part of the Zoo Berlin they got a great collection of any kind of animals. In fact there are so presented in a way that makes it quite easy to take some nice shots. I only got a bit time as I also hat to work, but If you have some time and want to take some shots of far away animals the Aquarium might be worth a visit.

I did not edit any of this photos, I just uploaded the jpg’s as I got them out of my camera.
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Pinholephotos in Bolivia and Peru

I just processed an old film I used last year in a self-made pinhole-camera. All photos are taken in Bolivia or Peru. As I have to scan and edit the negatives by my self I will take some time till I post them here. For now just a single photo I have taken back around Cusco in Peru:

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