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I'm baaaack!

Well, I have been absent, but that's mainly because I have been traveling for work. Hopefully, my schedule will return to a more manageable pace, at least for the time being.

In the meantime, here are the links to my photo albums from Lima and Paramaribo. I will be posting more later.

This is the link to the album with the pictures of the river tour on the Suriname river. It was awesome. It also featured dolphins. I have a couple of shots that feature a bit of them, but the really good ones did not have dolphins in it. Do you know how difficult is to photograph those suckers? They are not like Flipper, and they choose to surface wherever and whenever they feel like it. And the Suriname river is a mucking huge river in the Amazon region, so it was interesting to say the least.

Now, the river and sunset shots that I managed are some of the best I have ever achieved. Really cool. So here they are. Just click on the photo twice, and it will take you to the album:


Next is the link to the pics I took in Paramaribo proper. Paramaribo is the capital town of Suriname (pop. 500,000 in the entire country). It is a very small city, but fascinating in its diversity all the same. A Dutch trading post, it became independent relatively not that long ago, and its population is Dutch, Indonesian, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Amerindian, African, Jewish, and God knows what else. Suffice to say that the mosque is right next to the synagogue, and that their basilica is only two blocks away. Sadly, I did not get a chance to take pics of those, which are a sight to be seen. Imagine the gaudiest mosque, gilded minarets and all, only all made out of wood. Their basilica (pink), looks like an European gothic church, rosettes and all, but again, in wood. The least fancy is the synagogue, but the whole concept is fascinating anyway.

Here is the link to the pics of Paramaribo City. Again, just click on the pic, and it will take you to the album:


Last but not least, here are my pics of the trip to Lima. Some of them came out pretty good. The ones from the inside of the church nearly got me thrown out of said church. That's because I did not see the sign that said "No cameras." Then again, that's the story of my life. In Florence, I nearly got thrown out of the Uffizzi for the same reason. I am getting used to it at this point. I feel like such a paparazzi...

Remember to click again on the pic once you reach it, so you can see the entire album.



And that's it for today.

Belfebe out.

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greta_k
Jun. 13th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Lima reminds me of Rio. Paramaribo, however, is like no other city I've visited. Looks like some of the pictures I've seen of towns in the Caribbean, but not anything in S.A. Very cool :-)
belfebe
Jun. 13th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Thank you. Yes, Suriname is its own thing. I was told that the best part is in the interior, which I did not have time to visit. Maybe next time ...
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