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Photographing Northern Italy – Tips and Techniques

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Traveling in Europe can be very exciting for the tourist but can also pose a challenge for the photographer – especially Northern Italy. There has been much written for those who travel throughout Europe, including things-to-do at the various ‘tourist’ locations. The purpose of this brief article is to supplement this information and to provide guidance, plus a few tips and techniques, geared toward the photographer that includes ‘thinking out of the box’, so to speak.

This region of Europe, situated between the Alps ...

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200th flower show at Lalbagh, Bangalore

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One of the most awaited events in the Garden City of India is the Lalbagh flower show. Every year on Independence Day of India, a flower show is organized at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore. The event is jointly organised by Department of Horticulture and Mysore Horticulture Society of Karnataka.

2014 witnessed a spectacular flower show of herbal garden with 200 medicinal plant species. The 10 day lavishly staged floral extravaganza started on August 8 and went on ...

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A day in the rainy city of India – Dehradun

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I was kind of little reluctant about my trip to Dehradun, one of the wettest places in India, as I had just over 24 hrs at hand. What could I have accomplished in one day, trying to travel to the beautiful land of the Gharwalis on the foothills of the Himalayas? But being a travel addict, I had to give into my passion. So my travel partner Parmita and I booked the tickets from ...

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Bhoga Nandeeshwara – a 1000 year old temple in India

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Although I have stayed in the city of Bangalore in India for quite some time now, only recently I got a chance to visit one of the oldest temples in the state of Karnataka – the Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple. The temple is about 37 miles from Bangalore and is located in Nandi village near Nandi Hills.

The temple was originally constructed during the 9th century AD by Bana Queen Ratnavali and to my surprise, it still carries the same Dravidian ...

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The 36th International Balloon Festival – A Festival of Colors in Château d’Oex

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Château d’Oex

In the Swiss Alps is a small village in the Pays d’Enhaut, the name is Château d’Oex. For 36 years, the villagers braved the winter to organize at the end of January the International Balloon Festival. This year was no exception to the rule: a beautiful and cold weather – sometimes capricious – to flights during the week, beautiful landscapes and extraordinary colors of balloons.

This year the festival was held from 01/25 ...

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Paris in December through the Lens of the Monaco Reporter

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Visiting the City of Lights

We had a busy agenda in Paris in December, what with a film shooting at the Grand Palais, renewing my passport at the Argentine Embassy, paying a visit to the newly appointed Mexican Ambassador to France and Monaco, all while enjoying walking around the legendary City of Lights.We woke up to a glorious sunrise viewed from our room at the Montalembert and after croissants and fuming espresso, decided to walk down rue Le Cler in ...

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Australian International Airshow 2013

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The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition is held at Avalon Airport, Geelong, Victoria. Hosting the largest event in the southern hemisphere showcasing 2013 aviation capabilities with this year’s theme title the “Power of Flight.”

Retired Air Marshall Geoff Shepherd, Chairman of Aviation Development Australia Limited and retired Air Marshall Les Fisher, Chairman of Aerospace Australia Limited both not-for-profit organisations present the 11th Airshow and Exposition since its inception in 1992.

The “Power of Flight” attracted weekend crowds in excess ...

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Prismatic evening with Grammy Award winning Deep Forest

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Deep Forest, the Grammy winning band from France recently performed at the Deep India Concert. The ‘Deep India concert’ is a brief musical tour to promote the project ‘Deep India’, a collaboration between Deep Forest from France and Indian santoor player Rahul Sharma. The venue Vivanta by Taj at MG Road, Bangalore in collaboration with Sony Music showcased this musical event.

The event was on the breezy evening of December ...

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Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine

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An extraordinary story about people who are passionate about wine

This “not to be missed” video gives wine lovers, food and travel buffs an intimate peek into the people and happenings during the oldest and most traditional of the Burgundy wine celebrations, “Les Trois Glorieuses.” The festivities include several sensational wining and dining events connected with the annual wine auction.

Wine guru Robert Parker commented that Les Trois Glorieuses is “the greatest eating and drinking ...

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Belalp, Switzerland’s Secret Alpine Gem

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When one goes for a winter holiday or just a day excursion to the Upper Valais in Switzerland, the chances are high that the visitor will choose better known areas like Bettmeralp, Riederalp, Saas-Fee or the famous Zermatt. A few weeks ago, I attended and shot photographs of the Belalp Hexe, the craziest ski competition of the Alps where there are costumed witches and other bizarre skiers ...

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