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Travel Photography Journey to the Middle East.

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"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo.

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it, to tell the tale." Living to Tell the Tale - Gabriel García Márquez.

"They never taught wandering in any school I attended. ... they never taught the art of writing a book, either. It's all so mysterious."
"Wandering is an art in itself. Wandering and writing don't mix"
"Writing demands commitment and if one thing your wanderer is allergic to is that very quality of commitment, for once one is committed he runs that very risk of failure ..." Wanderer - Sterling Hayden.

"Photography enables you to grasp a place first time round. ... Photography is a means of exploration, it's a vital part of travel, almost as essential as a car or a plane. " - Wim Wenders.

"The worst prejudice we acquire during our youth is the idea that life is serious. Children have the right instincts: they know that life is not serious, and treat it as a game..." , Egon Friedell.

"How far you gonna go. Before you lose your way back home" - Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World, Achtung Baby, U2.

"If you want to be a hero well just follow me." - Working Class Hero, John Lennon.

"When I think of all the things I have done, I know that it's only just begun." - I love you, Lou Reed.

"One does not escape the Sahara - the Sahara let's you go or not" - Touareg.

"Planet earth is blue and there`s nothing I can do" - This is Ground Control to Major Tom, David Bowie.

"Glory for the crazy people/in this stupid world" - Ahmed Fouad Negm. > journey > middle-east

Trip Vienna to Turkey overland 2009, 2010, Van, Damascus, Aswan, Jerusalem, Cyprus, Athens and back.

The Middle East journey 2009 - 2010.


Back in Turkey.




Then Jordan.

Syria after 22 years again.

Enter Asia. Turkey.

Then out of Africa. South Eastern Europe first.

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The highlights, picture linked with their stories.

Christina, sunset dance, Prassonissi.
Crete, Olympia, Athens, Delphi.
Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesos.
Yellow flowers, Salamis, Cyprus.
Cyprus, Mar2010.
Scratching head in Israel/Palestine.
Scratching head Israel/Palestine Mar2010.
Giza Great Pyramids.
Egyptian Pyramids, Islamic Cairo.
Bread is cycled in Cairo.
Eastern desert, flash floods, Sinai, Cairo.
Felucca Aswan
Aswan to Luxor, Egyptian Temples.
Alexandria, man lighting a cigarette, Egypt.
Hurghada. Egypt Dec2009.
Petra, Jordan.
Petra. Jordan Dec2009.
Jerash, Jordan.
Jerash. Jordan Dec2009.
Palmyra Tetrapylon at night.
Palmyra, Nov2009.
Friendly Syrian men in Ar-Raqqah.
Aleppo to Deir az-Zor, Nov2009.
South Eastern Turkey, Kurdish regions, Mardin, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Aramaean Monasteries.
Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Nov2009.
Mount Ararat, Lake Van. Oct2009
Ancient, uninhabited, medieval city of 200000 around 1000 A.D.
Ani, ancient abandoned city.
Dome Ishan cathedral, Georgian church.
Erzurum-Artvin-Kars Oct2009.
Tortum Lake, Trabzon to Erzurum, Coruh Valley etc.
Trabzon-Erzurum Oct2009.
Sultan Ahmed, Blue Mosque Istanbul.
Sultan Ahmed, Istanbul Sep2009.
Boats in Kavala Greece.
Greece Aug2009.
Ladas in Sofia.
Bulgaria Aug2009.
Romania Aug2009.
L'viv Aug2009.
Budapest Aug2009. > journey > middle-east

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