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Daily Photo • EVENKIA – OLEG – THE HUNTER

Daily Photo • EVENKIA – OLEG – THE HUNTER

Evenkia located 1000km north from Krasnojarsk in the center of Russia. Reachable only in cold weather by winter roads “Zemnik” or by helicopters. Area of 767,600 km2. it is size of Spain multiplied by 1.5 and only 20.000 people live there. Capital is Tura. 99% of Evenkia is covered by untouched, primeval impassable taiga with lots of lakes, big and small rivers, strange, unusual flora and fauna, unforgettable canyons and waterfalls. Cold, harsh winter climate. Deep in taiga woods there is only few hunters left who live there through the year. It is certain kind of people who choose to live and hunt in such remoteness and we had a chance to visit them. We stayed near Diupkun lake in the hut of Hunter Oleg. Read more...

Daily Photo • INDIA – TAMIL NADU – TRICHY

Daily Photo • INDIA – TAMIL NADU – TRICHY

Trichy itself has a long history dating back to the centuries before the Christian era when it was a Chola citadel the city and its fort, as they stand today, were built by the Nayaks of Madurai. Most famous landmark of Tiruchirappalli (Trichy)  is the Rock Fort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rock which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over the old city. Visited this city during Hindu new year and it was full of local tourists, pilgrims and ceremonies.
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Daily Photo • SRI LANKA – POLONNARUWA

Daily Photo • SRI LANKA – POLONNARUWA

For three centuries Polonnaruwa was a royal capital of both the Chola and Sinhalese kingdoms. It is nearly 1000 years old. The monuments are arranged in a reasonably compact garden setting and their development is easy to follow. It is best to explore by bicycle, which you can rent from several places in town.
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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – BALI – AROUND BALI WEEK I

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – BALI – AROUND BALI WEEK I

Bali is a place with a lot of rice fields, temples, ceremonies and tourists. After some years I came back just to realize that It is truly one of most beautiful islands I ever visited. Tourism is in full swing here and locals quickly cashing in. Prices are up and most temples now requires entrance fee. Still, scenery around you makes up for it  and friendly Bali people contributes for a pleasant stay on this island. It is easy to get around on motorbike so after few weeks of driving I got some pictures to share.
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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – BALI – CEREMONIES

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – BALI – CEREMONIES

It is said there is never a day in Bali without a ceremony of some kind and if you include all the life cycle rites (baby ceremonies, puberty rites, weddings, cremations, Temple festivals), then this saying is probably true. Some ceremonies usually lasts day or two, but larger ones (which occur every 5, 10, 30 or 100 years) can last for 11 days or longer. During ceremonies many offerings are made which consists of fruits, rice cakes and flowers these are brought in on women’s heads, placed around the temple and then are blessed with holy water by the temple Pemangku or priest. The pilgrims then pray, after blessings, drinking holy water is complete offerings are taken home to share with their families. The gods have taken the sari or essence of the offerings, leaving the “leftovers” for the humans to consume.  Most of ceremonies involves spectacular performances of music and dance by local groups and gamelan music. Here is some pictures from around Bali and it’s ceremonies.
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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – BALI TEMPLES IN HDR

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – BALI TEMPLES IN HDR

Countless temples anywhere you go in Bali and probably people have seen many postcards and pictures of them so to make something a little more interesting I did shoot most of them in HDR.
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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – AROUND BALI WEEK II

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – AROUND BALI WEEK II

More ceremonies to attend more beaches to explore, another week on motorbike driving around this beautiful island brings this set of pictures.
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