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Eschewing Obfuscation

keep it streamlined        the Baltic

keep it streamlined the Baltic

I am using the phrase ‚eschew obfuscation‘ to describe pictures which tell a story, without words.

Or with as few words as are needed. In some case none.

harmony Bagan

harmony

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My Gdansk (part 1)

local woods

local woods

festive Gdansk 'Feta'

festive Gdansk ‘Feta’

Wyspa Spichrzów

Wyspa Spichrzów

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Markets around the world. No, not stock markets.

Goa

Goa

spices

Indian spices, Goa

fruit sellers, boat to Mandalay, Burma

fruit sellers, boat to Mandalay, Burma

Colourful, vibrant, noisy, gaudy, delectable, aromatic, pungent, tacky, genuine, ‚imported‘.

Most makets we have visited over time conjure up some story we‘ve experienced or tastes we‘ve savoured. The main ingredient of these markets seems to be the cacophony of colours and textures which hit you as you merge within their stalls.

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Harar, eastern Ethiopia

Harar

Harar

Harar

Harar

A wonderfully laid-back and colourful town in eastern Ethiopia, Harar is the perfect destination to immerse yourself in after an arduous trek in the Simien mountains and a church climbing excursion through Tigrai.

Harar is the main muslim centre in Ethiopia and counts over 80 mosques within the old city walls. Above all, however, it is a very pleasant place to while away a day or two getting lost in the narrow streets and enjoying the myriad colourful markets which the town hums with.

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Tigrai rock hewn churches up cliffs and four middle aged ladies

Abuma Yemata Guh, Tigrai, north east Ethiopia

We had read about this little church near Hawzien enclosed in this huge perpendicular rock which had been hacked into some five hundred years ago to house this little gem. We had also read accounts of the hazardous and hair raising climb to reach it. No ropes, no chains, no harness. Just sheer rock face and clinging fingers.

Our first view of Abuma Yemata Guh

Our first view of Abuma Yemata Guh

trekking towards rock pillar

trekking towards rock pillar

Ticket man

Ticket man

making our way up

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What a woman!

Monika Bulaj

Monika Bulaj

Photographer, wanderer, thinker, observer:

TED talk

and an interview with her

and her book, in Polish

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