29 June 2012

Fruit and vegetables

Fruit and vegetable stall in the Philippines

Market stalls like these are quite common in the Philippines. I spotted this one, selling fruit and vegetables, along the road in downtown Tacloban City.

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28 June 2012

Banana transport

Banana transport

I spotted this jeepney while travelling on the island Leyte, in the Visayas region of the Philippines. I wonder how they can stack so many bananas on the roof of their vehicle, and then not lose any!

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27 June 2012

Bus terminal

Bus terminal, Tacloban City, Philippines

Buses, vans and coaches on the bus terminal of Tacloban City in the Philippines.

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22 June 2012

St Eulalia Cathedral

St Eulalia cathedral, Barcelona

The third (and last) photo in this triptych of the St Eulalia cathedral, the beautiful medieval cathedral of Barcelona.

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21 June 2012

St Eulalia

Tomb of St Eulalia, Barcelona

The tomb of St Eulalia, in a crypt under the altar of the St Eulalia cathedral in Barcelona.

St Eulalia is a martyr from Barcelona from the 3rd century, now co-patron saint of Barcelona. In de year 303, at the age of 13, she was tortured and killed by the Romans for not denouncing her Christian faith.

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20 June 2012

St Eulalia Cathedral

St Eulalia Cathedral, Barcelona

A detail of the St Eulalia Cathedral of Barcelona, or Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, as its full name is.

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19 June 2012


Parroquia del Patriarca San Abraham

Most visitors to Barcelona visit Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, maybe the old cathedral and possibly the Santa Maria del Pi. But there are many more churches in Barcelona. One of them is the Parroquia del Patriarca San Abraham, on the Jaume Vicens I Vives street. A detail of the white church building is pictured on today's photo.

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18 June 2012

Illa de la Llum

Illa de la Llum, Barcelona

Illa de la Llum, a skyscraper in Barcelona by architects Ignasi Paricio and Lluis Clotet.

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14 June 2012


Detail of La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

A detail of Gaudi's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia basilica, in Barcelona. Pictured are two of the apostles that decorate the church, St James and St Bartholomew.

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13 June 2012

12 June 2012

Port Olimpic

Port Olimpic, Barcelona

The former Olympic port of Barcelona is now a marina. The photo shows a footpath, lined with palm trees, along the many bars, cafes, restaurants and small shops that surround the port. The marina itself is not visible, but is to the right of the palm trees.

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07 June 2012

La Caixa

La Caixa bank, Barcelona

This skyscraper in Barcelona is the head office of "la Caixa", one of the largest savings banks of Spain.

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06 June 2012

City gate

City gate of Naarden

Naarden was a fortified city, only accessible by two gates. One of those, known as the Utrechtse Poort (Utrecht Gate), survives. Today's photo shows a detail of this Utrecht Gate.

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05 June 2012


Cattenhagestraat, Naarden

I took this photo on the corner of the Cattenhagestraat and the Pastoorstraat, in the Dutch fortified city Naarden.

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04 June 2012

The port of Naarden

The port of Naarden

This port in the Dutch town Naarden is known as the Nieuwe Haven, or new port - new only in comparison to the old port.

The white building on the left is the former arsenal of Naarden. It is now the studio of Dutch designer Jan des Bouvrie.

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01 June 2012

Comenius II

Bust of Comenius, in Naarden

Yesterday I showed you a statue of Comenius, right in front of the main church of Naarden. On today's photo you can see another statue of Comenius, a bust this time, in a public garden behind the mausoleum where Comenius is buried.

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