Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

August 13, 2012

Francis Unson:

When you travel to Budapest, Hungary, you can take the tourist track, do what the locals do, or both.  What does the capital and largest city of Hungary have to offer?

Originally posted on our souls are birds:

ohhhh budapest.  you deserved so much more of my time instead of a scant 28 hours! if only i hadn’t done some bookings while half-asleep, if only i hadn’t gotten lost and wandered around the city for a couple hours, if only i hadn’t had to hang out in my suite and do laundry–we would have become so much better-acquainted!   but, the suite i got to stay in was really cool and communist-looking.  maybe that doesn’t even make sense.  it had the world’s least comfortable couch (seat was 2.5 feet wide, back was maybe 6-8 inches high…), dark carpeting, wallpapers, 12 ft ceilings, and a set of incredibly beautiful 12ft tall doors!

budapest was different than the other former-communist places i’d been.  for one, there were sex shops everywhere.  bars open at 8 am, with people drinking.  slightly dingy buildings, not restored like prague and krakow (and some with…

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August 6, 2012

Francis Unson:

Like most people, when they think of Chicago, they immediately think of architecture. How about Chicago’s hidden gem: gardens?

Originally posted on Rainy Days Aren't Always Bad:

You think of Chicago and you think architecture. You think bone chilling cold winters. Television buffs think of George Clooney and ER. You think industrial revolution. You think The Jungle and Sister Carrie. You think the mob and Al Capone. But, I certainly never thought gardens. Chicago has gardens at every other turn. You go two blocks and there’s a garden or a park. Not whimpy gardens but really fully maintained beautiful ones. With flowers bulging at the seams.


















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July 16, 2012

Would you make this adorable African Pygmy Hedgehog an addition to your household? (Not this particular hedgehog; he’s taken by Samantha.)

July 6, 2012

Francis Unson:

The Shard, the tallest building in the UK and, indeed, Europe, stands at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft).  The Shard is also the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the 330-meter (1,083 ft) concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station.

Originally posted on A Life In London*:

Freshly constructed, Europe’s tallest building looks like a giant alien mothership has landed.

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July 2, 2012

Francis Unson:

How do the locals of Montreal, Canada spend their summer?  By shutting down a street so that vendors can setup shop in order to sell food, souvenirs, and other things.

Originally posted on Tomorrow Never Knows {photography}:

Montreal loves any excuse to shut down a street and we Montrealers love walking down the middle of the street without getting hit by a car (though we already jaywalk any chance we get). Two weekends in a row most of the St Laurent Boulevard – aka the Main – was closed for the sidewalk sale and we got to soak in the sun while spending money and eating street food & mango on a stick. Summer in Montreal just can’t be beat.

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June 27, 2012

Francis Unson:

Welcome to Montreux, Switzerland, the playground of the rich and famous.

Originally posted on Bring your passport:

Montreux is a resort town for the rich and famous.  Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, it is most famous for its jazz festival, posh hotels and casinos.  It is also very picturesque.  Hence, here are some photographs I took during my visit.

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June 25, 2012

Francis Unson:

Wan-Ting’s wonderful photos from a 20-day work experience trip with EcoFieldTrips to Tioman Island, a small island located 32 km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Pahang, from a scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata) to an underwater treadmill that was probably used as reef-building material.

Originally posted on C'EST LA VIE:

At the beginning of May I left for a 20-days work experience trip with EcoFieldTrips, a company that mainly organises and lead fieldtrips in Tioman for school groups. Tioman is a small tropical island on the east coast of Malaysia that’s approximately half the size of Singapore. Most of the island remain happily undeveloped – the main industry is tourism, concentrated in a few small villages along the coast. During the duration of 20 days I did 4 school trips almost back-to-back: UWCSEA 1 (United World College South East Asia), UWCSEA 2, TTS (Tanglin Trust School), and Nexus Kuala Lumpur. UWC and TTS are both international schools in Singapore on the IB (International Baccalaureate) syllabus. The groups were spread out across a spectrum of age groups too. The UWCSEA groups were the oldest (17-18 year olds), Nexus was 15-16, and TTS had the little 12 year old kids. It probably won’t…

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June 21, 2012

Francis Unson:

New Zealand is no stopover to your destination.  New Zealand is the destination.

Originally posted on walking around with a camera:

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A.  Hello friend and/or family member.  Here are some pictures of the New Zealand landscape.  Thanks for stopping by.  Geez, it’s been a long time since we’ve…

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June 6, 2012

Francis Unson:

When you walk about Athens, Greece, this is what you see.

Originally posted on Terence S Jones - a guy with a camera:

Here are some impressions from my Athens visit from the last two days. Enjoy.

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June 4, 2012

Francis Unson:

Have you ever seen Madrid, Spain in black and white?

Originally posted on Duane Pandorf:

We continued our walk west towards Plaza Mayor from the Parque del Retiro and I took many photos along the way to try and show a little bit of what life is like for those that live and work here.

Day 1 Part 3 continued….

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