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Forum: Photos 01-23-2021, 11:54 AM
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Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: separate status

Thank you Paul,
Colonial India was a very interesting country full of miniature states. Theoretically they were allowed to choose between joining India or Pakistan at independence. In Gujarat in the...
Forum: Photos 01-21-2021, 12:32 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To worldcitizen: tint

Thank you Brenda,

I made a similar alternative version, without the blue tint, AFTER I had uploaded this photo. But I think your WS would need some adjustment of the man's skin color, which now...
Forum: Photos 01-19-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: charminar

Thank you Paul,
Of course I took photos of Charminar:
https://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=7&p=1460896
But of course I did it my way. There is a more regular view in the WS.
As you noticed...
Forum: Photos 01-16-2021, 07:49 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: tip

Thank you Paul for this comment, and the other one.
I was surprised to read in my diary the other day that I actually gave this priest, or whatever he was, the huge sum of 5 rupees. I noted that he...
Forum: Photos 01-14-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By holmertz
To emka: emptiness

Thank you Malgo,
On Zanzibar in 1994 I first discovered the pleasure of sometimes doing nothing at all. I stayed 4-5 days in a small hotel on a beach somewhere and only walked along the completely...
Forum: Photos 01-13-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 30
Posted By holmertz
To Royaldevon: ws

Thank you Bev for your comments and for taking your time to make a WS. I am certainly not offended, in fact I had made a very similar version but decided to discard it because it didn't seem to fit...
Forum: Photos 01-11-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By holmertz
There is some confusion about the Swedish regions...

There is some confusion about the Swedish regions or provinces. There are two kinds, an official and an unofficial. The administrative map you are referring to is the official one, relatively...
Forum: Photos 01-09-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By holmertz
Hi Chris, No, the Swedish word is "korvsjö"....

Hi Chris,
No, the Swedish word is "korvsjö". (Korv = sausage, sjö = lake). Never heard of an oxbågesjö- ;-)
Gert
Forum: Photos 01-07-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 29
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: changes

Thank you Paul,
I have been to India at least a dozen times between 1972 and 2009, and there were enormous changes in those years, mostly to the better. It's not just that the pure hell of buying a...
Forum: Photos 01-05-2021, 01:21 PM
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Views: 27
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: north-south

Thank you Paul,
I think this cruel treatment of widows is (or maybe was) more common in the north. Generally over the years I have started to find southern India more pleasant than the north and the...
Forum: Photos 01-04-2021, 01:42 PM
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Views: 26
Posted By holmertz
To jean113: choice

Thank you Jean,
It is impossible to give to everyone in need, so I usually don't give anything at all. It's a sad fact and sometimes gives me a bad conscience, but it's necessary. I realized after a...
Forum: Photos 01-03-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Posted By holmertz
Oh, so they are fields. I really thought they...

Oh, so they are fields. I really thought they looked like strangely shaped rocks, laid out almost like a mosaic. Despite my misunderstanding it doesn't change my impression of an abstract painting in...
Forum: Photos 01-02-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By holmertz
I think I know now where you are going. Don't...

I think I know now where you are going. Don't forget the spice safari. It was fun. ;-)
Forum: Photos 01-01-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By holmertz
Hello Malgo, Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku to you...

Hello Malgo,

Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku to you too.

You said before that I had not been to where you are going now, and where the water is warm enough for swimming, and it's not as far away as...
Forum: Photos 12-30-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By holmertz
Yes, why? I just thought they were very nice...

Yes, why?
I just thought they were very nice photos. Elephants are beautiful animals, the environment is attractive and it's not immediately obvious from the photos that this is something arranged...
Forum: Photos 12-30-2020, 12:30 PM
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Views: 21
Posted By holmertz
To everlasting: concern

Thank you Elaine,
So many formerly active members have left the site in recent years, probably at a higher rate during 2020, that very few dedicated lovers of the site remain. It sometimes takes...
Forum: Photos 12-29-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: mumbai beach

Thanks Paul,
With "the most famous beach" of Mumbai you probably refer to Chowpatty. I have been there a few times. It's very interesting and photogenic in the late afternoons, but I wouldn't even...
Forum: Photos 12-29-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 33
Posted By holmertz
To ChrisJ: tsunami

Thank you Chris,
No, the 2004 tsunami hit India much further south, and of course also the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Regards,
Gert
Forum: Photos 12-29-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 40
Posted By holmertz
To emka: disappointed

Thank you Malgo,
I am sorry to make you disappointed, but when would I have had the time to visit a new country that I never showed here before? If this is not as good as some photos from Indonesia,...
Forum: Photos 12-26-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 36
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: south

Thank you Paul,
People in Stockholm think of themselves as living in the "Midlands", but central Sweden, strictly geographically, is way up north.

It's not my bike. I wouldn't even know how to...
Forum: Photos 12-26-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 35
Posted By holmertz
To Tue: skridsko

Tack Lars, och god fortsättning på helgerna.
Jag har undrat lite över hur de varna vintrarna har påverkat den stolta nederländska traditionen att åka skridsko, när kanalerna aldrig fryser till...
Forum: Photos 12-26-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 35
Posted By holmertz
To jean113: building

Thank you Jean,
This is just a small part of what is probably one of the largest buildings in central Stockholm and one of the best known postmodern housing complexes in the city. It contains 283...
Forum: Photos 12-26-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 37
Posted By holmertz
To emka: fatbur

Thank you Malgo,
This is indeed Fatbursparken. Usually it looks quite nice. The Google pictures were taken long before this work started. Even though it is close to where I live it is a bit "off",...
Forum: Photos 12-25-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By holmertz
Prime Minister's residence! That's not the...

Prime Minister's residence! That's not the average rural cottage. ;-)
Cheers,
Gert
Forum: Photos 12-24-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 26
Posted By holmertz
To jmdias: light

Thank you Jorge,
You are right that the light is not good, but if I had known more about scanning and post-processing in 2008 I could have made a much better copy.
Best wishes,
Gert
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