Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gulmarg - 1974

... TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM #1, INDIA, NEPAL, KASHMIR ...
... WEDNESDAY, AUGUST, 21, 1974 ...

... tea time, nipping exquisite 'Earl Grey' tea in Gulmarg ...

... horseback ride to Lake Alpather ,
a meadow full of edelweiss ...

... kashmiri shepherd boy ...

... view on Gulmarg in 1974 (alt 2653) ...

Gulmarg ... (EN)
by: en.wikipedia.org
... The beautiful and world famous hill station and skiing
resort Gulmarg is just 50 km from Srinagar city...


Alpather Lake:
Beyond Khilanmarg, 13-km from Gulmarg at
the foot of the twin 4,511 metre Apharwat peaks,
lies Alpather Lake, a picturesque alpine lake
which remanins frozen until mid-June and even
later in the year one can see lumps of ice
floating in its cold waters.
The walk from Gulmarg follows a well-graded Pony track
over the 3,810 metre Apharwat ridge,
separating it from Khilanmarg, and then
up the valley to the lake at 3,843 metres.
For horse riding aficionados, Alpather Lake
makes an exciting day's excursion,
starting early morning and returning late evening.

source: travel.kashmironline.net

Friday, November 28, 2008

Srinagar - Dal Lake - 1974

... TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM #1, INDIA, NEPAL, KASHMIR ...
... THURSDAY, AUGUST, 22, 1974 ...

... Happy Zum Zum - best spring seats ...
... our own private transport in constant attendance.
This is a Shikara, a vessel rather like a comfortable gondola
in which you can travel all over the lakes
or use as a ferry to go ashore ...

... luxury afloat - the Houseboat ...
... a barge 40 m. long and perhaps 7 m wide
with a comfortable flat built on it ...

... Salama welcoming us ...

... selling flowers at our houseboat ...

... luxury interior of the houseboat ...
... three bedrooms with attached baths.
A dining room, a living room.
With all the comforts of electricity
and modern sanitation.

A kitchen boat attached and three servants...
source photo and text:
leaflet 'Seven days in the Emperor's dream garden'

.... exploring the lake by shikara ...

... lotus fields ...

... a crowded floating market ...

Dal Lake ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... It is well known for its approximately 500 Victorian-era
wooden houseboats,
originally built as vacation homes
for
landless British administrators during the Raj ...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Water tower leak ...

'Source of Life/Levensbron' by Johnny Beerens (1995)
... the water tower was designed by A.J. van Eck (1950) ...

Johnny Beerens (NL)
by johnnybeerens.nl
official website
... wall paintings - big projects - paintings ...

watertoren Oostburg (NL)
by watertoren-oostburg.nl
... De Watertoren van Oostburg is met zijn 55 meter
het hoogste punt van West Zeeuws-Vlaanderen ...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sentier de Salmonsart ...

... circuit 99 - syndicat initiative Braine-Le-Comte ...

Xylaria hypoxylon ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... also known under the common names
"Stag's Horn" or "Candle-snuff Fungus"...
NL: Geweizwam


Castle of Salmonsart ( NL-FR)
by belgiumview.com
Braine-Le-Comte/'s Gravenbrakel

... some more mushrooms ...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Let it snow ....

... watching snowflakes ...

... more snow (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org

... Snow crystals form when tiny supercooled cloud droplets ...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hamme Mille ...

... farm 'Valduc" ...

... the forest house 'Warande' near Mollendaal Forest ...

... in the background 'Ferme des Biches' ...

... Grifola frondosa (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... referring to a mythical griffin,
commonly known as Sheep’s Head, Ram’s Head
and Hen of the Woods or Maitake (Japan)
NL: Eikhaas

... Farm 'Hof Ter Cammen' - Saint-Corneille
17th - 18th century ...

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