Bangkok Grand Palace

Bangkok Grand Palace

The Grand Palace in Bangkok is actually a collection of buildings in a walled complex. including Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha).

One of Thailand’s most famous tourist attractions is also the Thai King’s home, houses the Royal court and is the administrative seat of government.

Armenian Prayer Beads

An old man in prayerful contemplation at Etchmiadzin Cathedral, in Armenia.

Although not seen in this image, Armenian beads have a ‘Khatchkar’ Cross.

Fort de Douaumont, Verdun

Fort de Douaumont - Verdun

The Battle of Verdun was the longest single battle of World War One.

Fort de Douaumont was the largest and highest fort on the ring of 19 large defensive forts protecting the city of Verdun but still couldn’t be adequately defended against the German guns.

The Germans captured Fort Douaumont on 25th February, 1916 without a contest.

The Colonial Infantry Troops of Morocco eventually recaptured the fort on 24th October, 1916.

There are some pleasant walks around the old concrete bunkers and tourists can visit inside the fort.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

During World War II, the world’s first deployed atomic bomb was dropped from an American B-29 bomber flying high above the Japanese city of Hiroshima, on 6th August, 1945.

The most recognisable symbol of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima is the skeletal remains of the Atomic Bomb Dome.

Designed by Czech architect Jan Letzel, in 1915, the Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Exhibition Hall was one of the city’s best-known sights.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial was declared an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.

Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for a ‘world without nuclear weapons’ during his remarks at the city’s Peace Memorial Park; on Friday 27th May, 2016.

Camel in India

Camel in India

A camel seen pulling a cart outside the Red Fort in Agra, India.

Camels provide milk, meat and hair for textiles. Camels are also working animals; transporting humans in the desert, bearing loads on an ascent and pulling carts in urban areas

Taj Mahal Detail

Taj Mahal Detail

A detail of the Taj Mahal that not everyone sees.

When pointing a camera at tourist attractions that millions of people have captured, especially with all the mobile phones and selfie sticks being waved around today, it pays to look for something a little more original.

If anyone can get there, anyone can take a picture, but not everyone can see something a little more artistic.

Moving away from the crowds allows us to compose a detail of the place that has an unique angle to it.

Strong colour, lines, shadow and even a slight reflection all help to give an architectural detail a whole new life of its own.

Is that really the Taj Mahal? Well, it’s one of the four 40m high minarets that surround the mausoleum

Vietnam Paddy Fields

Vietnam Paddy Fields

Two Vietnamese women wearing the traditional conical hat (Non La) to protect themselves from the sun while working knee-deep in paddy fields outside Hue, along the central coast of Vietnam.

The word ‘paddy’ is derived from the Malay word padi, rice plant