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April 26th 2013
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Inca ruin, Inca Trail, PeruInca ruin, Inca Trail, PeruInca ruin, Inca Trail, Peru

2011 was a big travel year for us, and saw us complete the Inca Trail.
You know some people travel for food, some for festivals. Photography is a key part of our adventures.

Something that has always intrigued me in our travels, has been the diversity of doors and porticoes that people have crafted to separate themselves from the crowd, from their subjects, or from the elements. Alternatively to glorify the occupants of the dwelling, palace or graveyard. Here are some of the photos I have collected over years of travel, along with some from my family's archive.

This is sent from Caloundra, because that is where we are holidaying prior to our next adventure in Southern India. Basically more time than normal for blogging and uploading. The collection is likely to grow!


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Sucre, BoliviaSucre, Bolivia
Sucre, Bolivia

Bolivia was a wonderful experience and Sucre a particularly elegant city.
Wrecked ferry, Tangalooma, QueenslandWrecked ferry, Tangalooma, Queensland
Wrecked ferry, Tangalooma, Queensland

A wavebreak to protect pleasure boats to the west of Moreton Island.
Don Khong, Lao PDRDon Khong, Lao PDR
Don Khong, Lao PDR

The minimalist function of a door.
Cottage on the Salar de Uyuni, BoliviaCottage on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Cottage on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Door frame constructed of cactus wood, and bricks make of salt.
Peguche, EcuadorPeguche, Ecuador
Peguche, Ecuador

Decorative in-lays and sounds of indigenous music.
Muang Ngoi, Lao PDRMuang Ngoi, Lao PDR
Muang Ngoi, Lao PDR

Guesthouse where the garden decorations were defused, unexploded US ordinance.
Monk's saffron robe and drum, Luang Prabang, Lao PDRMonk's saffron robe and drum, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Monk's saffron robe and drum, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Chanting, incense burning, peace from the noisy streets.
Cabin door, Galapagos IslandsCabin door, Galapagos Islands
Cabin door, Galapagos Islands

A hint of a trip of a lifetime.
Angkor Wat, CambodiaAngkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Many glimpses of Buddha.
Monastry entrance, Meteora, GreeceMonastry entrance, Meteora, Greece
Monastry entrance, Meteora, Greece

People wanted their faith defended as well as themselves.
School teacher's house, Phongsaly Province, Northern LaoSchool teacher's house, Phongsaly Province, Northern Lao
School teacher's house, Phongsaly Province, Northern Lao

Midway through a northern mountain trek, the teacher took time off to share his moonshine with us.
Tuk Tuk, Goa, IndiaTuk Tuk, Goa, India
Tuk Tuk, Goa, India

First experiences of Indian travel.
Stable outside Sonnblickbasis, Rauris, AustriaStable outside Sonnblickbasis, Rauris, Austria
Stable outside Sonnblickbasis, Rauris, Austria

I came across this lovely gate while nordic skiing in the area. Silent and remote. Avalanche warnings just to the left.
Vanguard wreck, near Yuleba, QueenslandVanguard wreck, near Yuleba, Queensland
Vanguard wreck, near Yuleba, Queensland

Near the cattle property where my father was billeted / cared-for / abused during the 1940's. This car from the 60's will be there for another 50 years I would guess.
Church overlooking Kamares and Star Flyer, Sifnos, GreeceChurch overlooking Kamares and Star Flyer, Sifnos, Greece
Church overlooking Kamares and Star Flyer, Sifnos, Greece

Spectacular view, minutes before an unfortunate mishap on a moped that cost me skin and 400 Euro!
Quito, EcuadorQuito, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

The result of fine craftsmanship and plenty of mining wealth.
College doorway, Oxford, EnglandCollege doorway, Oxford, England
College doorway, Oxford, England

We visited Oxford for Christmas with family in 2012.
Muang Ngoi, Lao PDRMuang Ngoi, Lao PDR
Muang Ngoi, Lao PDR

Simple thatched huts along the mighty Mekong.
La Paz, BoliviaLa Paz, Bolivia
La Paz, Bolivia

Evidence of the great battles to achieve independence in South America.
Uyuni, BoliviaUyuni, Bolivia
Uyuni, Bolivia

Light wooden doors protecting salt worker families on the "shores" of the Salar de Uyuni.


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