Archive for November, 2008

SWF: Sunset at Jomtien

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , on November 27, 2008 by indicainq8

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Sky Watch Friday

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Jomtien Beach, Pattaya

I take this opportunity to wish all my readers a good Thanksgiving Day and happy holidays.

– celine
http://indicaspecies.blogspot.com

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My World Tuesday~6: Liberation Tower

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 on November 24, 2008 by indicainq8

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My World Tuesday

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At 372 m, the Liberation Tower of Kuwait is supposedly the world’s 21st tallest free standing structure in the world.   The Tower contains a revolving restaurant and observation platform and also houses radio and other telecommunications offices. It is also called the Telecommunications Tower.

Happy MWT and best wishes to all visitors to my blogs.

– celine
http://indicaspecies.blogspot.com

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SWF: Hadrian’s Arch

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , on November 21, 2008 by indicainq8

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March 2008
Hadrian’s Arch
Jerash, Jordan

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For Sky Watch this Friday, I have two photographs of clear blue sky that I shot in the ancient city of Jerash, Jordan, with interesting foreground.

The city of Jerash located about 50 kms to the northern city of Amman, Jordan is famous for its Greco-Roman ruins.  It is considered one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Near East.  Jerash was the home of Nicomachus of Gerasa, one of the great mathematicians in human history.

The Emperor Hadrian visited Jerash in AD 129-130. The triumphal arch (or Arch of Hadrian) was built to celebrate his visit.

Happy SWF, and a nice week to all visitors to this blog.

– celine
http://indicaspecies.blogspot.com
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My World Tuesday~5: Karen

Posted in Indica-in-Q8, Uncategorized with tags , , on November 19, 2008 by indicainq8

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My World Tuesday

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Karen, sister of Keith

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SWF: Khajuraho Temples

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , on November 13, 2008 by indicainq8

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December 2007
Khajuraho Temples
Madhya Pradesh
India

These are photographs of just TWO out of the TWENTY FIVE remaining temples of the total of EIGHTY FIVE or so that were built in the medieval times.

If you like these photographs and wish to know more about these exquisite temples, you are welcome to read about it on my main blog here.

– celine

http://indicaspecies.blogspot.com

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My World Tuesday~4: National Assembly

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , on November 11, 2008 by indicainq8

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My World Tuesday is a meme that shows the world around us. It’s simple and can be played by those who wish to show their part of the world.

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This interesting white building with its distinctive canopy is the National Assembly Building of Kuwait and is called Majlis Al-Umma in Arabic. It was designed by the famous Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, who also designed the Sydney Opera House.

Until recently, suffrage was limited to male Kuwaiti citizens above the age of 21 whose ancestors had resided in Kuwait since 1920. On May 16, 2005, the Assembly passed a law in support of women’s suffrage, allowing women to vote and run for office.

The modernity yet traditionality of the State of Kuwait is represented in its National Assembly building that was completed in 1985. The white of the building reflects the beautiful waters just beyond the building on the opposite side of Arabian Gulf road, from where I took these shots last week. The large canopy, which covers the entire building below hovers above an open courtyard and the sweeping roofs are said to have been designed to evoke Bedouin sentiments about whom I had written briefly here.

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SWF: Valley of Flowers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 6, 2008 by indicainq8

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July 2008
Valley of Flowers
Uttarakhand
India

Height:   11,000 feet above main sea level

Trekking Distance from Govindghat (last motorable road) one way:    18 kms

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The Valley of Flowers is a high altitude Himalayan valley renowned for its diverse alpine flora, meadows and natural beauty. The highest point of the Valley of Flowers National Park is Gauri Parbat at 22,043 feet above sea level is covered by clouds in this photograph. Located in the upper regions of Garhwal in Uttarakhand, the Valley is inaccessible through much of the year.  The park is open only in summer between June and October, being covered by heavy snow during the rest of the year.

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