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Relaxing in a cozy atmosphere after strolling along the canals is one of my favourite things to do when I am in Amsterdam. Unlike any Cafés in Europe, Amsterdam has this unique place known as Brown (bruin) Cafés. Historic and full of charm they are the equivalent of London pubs which took the name because of its smoke stained interiors wooden fittings. This is where Amsterdammers would spend their day and tourist like me who like to relax in a nice laid back environment for hours on end … Drinks and light snacks are served all day and their hot chocolate Viennese style is simply a delight. They would come in fluffy whipped cream served with speculoos (Dutch spice cinnamon biscuits). Snacks include bitterballen (potatoes meatballs) and tasty pannekoek with thick stroop (Dutch pancake with syrup). For beer lovers you can get all the various regional beer on tab and…

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“ The wall paper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One of us has got to go” were the last words of Oscar Wilde who slumped into an eternal sleep at l’Hôtel in 1900. The style of room N° 16 where he died and the most wanted, recalls his home in London decorated with green coloured walls and inlaid gold peacocks. Tucked away in the historic quarter of Saint Germain des Prés in the left bank, once part of the palace grounds of Queen Margot, daughter of Henry II and Catherine de Medici, L’Hôtel is the chosen place for many celebrities and stars wanting to get away from it all.
The simple entrance with a carved silver head of a ram is the only sign to this place and had I not been looking for it I would have never known that this is a hotel. The…

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Singapore at dusk taken with my Canon EOS film camera using Ilford Delta 400
Image is a bit grainy but that is the beauty of “silver print” and these images are for sale. For more information contact me.
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One of the many temples in Varanasi along the Ganges shot with my Canon EOS film camera using 24-70 mm lens and Ilford Delta 400
This image is part of my book series “Journeys Delhi to Varanasi”
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They were the Knights Crusaders who lead the Holy wars in the Middle Ages. Among them were the legendary Knights Templars and the Knights Hospitallers. These Christians soldiers recognizable through their long coats with a cross were powerful groups backed by the highest level of society, economically prosperous and politically influential. After the fall of Jerusalem into the hands of the first crusaders in the 11th century the Knights Hospitallers was created in response to the need of caring for the poor and sick pilgrims coming to the Holy Land. The Knights Hospitallers were closely linked to the Hospital of Jerusalem. After the downfall of Byzantine Empire and the rise of Islam the Knights Hospitallers who later differentiated themselves from their military counterpart the Templars, finally established their stronghold on the island of Rhodes. And so our story began …The year 1309 and they were called the “Knights of Rhodes”…

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A beautiful warm Sunday evening with clear blue sky …

And the magic of Paris lights …

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Bagatelle is one of my favourite gardens in Paris, beautiful in all seasons and at all times especially in spring when the Iris garden is in its full magnificence. Here is a short slideshow video clip of the garden. Time for romance. Turn up the volume and let’s waltz with the Irises …

The month of May is the Iris flower season and if you happen to be in Paris, don’t miss the fabulous Waltz of the Irises at the Bagatelle gardens …

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