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DUTCH BICYCLES

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Just sharing many types of Dutch bicycles.









TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY #03

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During our travels, about 30% of our cost goes to the food.Eating good and exotic dishes is one of the main activities that contributes to the pleasure of travels.With the mobile phones fitted with cameras, many people take photos of food before they eat them.I am no exception in this weird ritual.The above is the best Northern Indian food we ate at Khan's at Porchester.This is my first time here.Thanks to partner in this crime of passionate gastronomy who got me here.
PRET A MANGER This joint is my favourite whenever I am in London.Pre-prepared light food that I can eat on the go at reasonable prices.



In London, one of must do is to have tea and scones.
Here,my friends and I had great fun and joy with the food and the conversation at M&S Cafe, Oxford St., London.Clotted cream is a mandatory item in the menu.

 BREAKFAST IN LONDON @ VALERIE PATISERRIE,COVENT GARDEN
 SNACKS AND WAFELS

FISHY AND MEDITERRANEAN


STREET PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON

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London gave me a lot of opportunities to do street photography. Just be on the roadside along Oxford Street and Regent Street, I can take thousands of street photos but I need to be very patient if I want to take good street photography.


As far as the street photography, to me the main streets are boring.Nothing special is happening. Everyone is in a hurry going somewhere. The side lanes, back lanes and the stations are more interesting as shown above and below.



There are hundreds of thousand of daily commuters on public transport like buses and trains.Not much is happing on the roads and the rails but more at the railway stations and bus stops.



There are three things that are always red in London-  the bus, the telephone booth and the  Post Office letter box on the roads.

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY- #02

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TRAVELLING BY TRAINS IN NETHERLANDS AND LONDON

On arriving at the newly renovated St Pancras Station, I was pleasantly surprised by her new look.Immediately I did a selfie one!

Everyone keeps to themselves.Some are busy with their work, some are watching movies on their pc and me just taking photos and videos with my mobile phone.
My selfies on and off the train
Buying tickets can be a hustle to us foreigners.





We were special passengers with bicycles as our baggage that cost more than own fares!Taking the bicycles on the train is not easy for senior citizens like me.On the train, we must hold on to our bicycles.


We must be able to read what trains going where from what platforms at what time.Old people can get confused easily.So, I stay together with younger travellers.

Most of the time I use my mobile camera phone to take photos on the go.It is light and convenient when I am on the go.When I am at rest, then I use my real camera.

Shooting curvatures at Dubai Airport

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These photos were taken at Dubai Airport.My first time here was in September, 1973.It has changed a lot for better or worse.Like most airports, at the main terminal, it has more shops and restaurants to pull out money from every customer pocket.
What caught my engineer's eyes is the presence of horizonal and vertical structures in the building designs.To me,they look great but need extra work of maintenance.



As amateur photographer,I love shooting the structures and their reflections.

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY -#01

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It is not just about the visual of the place but more on my feelings about the place-its story.I travel very little since I became a senior citizen due to budget and health constraints.However, last two weeks I explore a few places in Netherlands on two wheels.It was a great experience!
Along the cycling routes,I saw and snapped about more than four hundred photos in four days.These three photos are my first posting at this blog.

I explored the rural and urban areas of Netherlands.

Everyone has his own version of what is travel photography.I am not qualified to define what it is.To me, it is a record of my feelings on what I see and I hear and I feel about the place. It is my captured story of that particular space and time.More to share in the following days..