Details in Chowmahalla Palace; Hyderabad, India

Details in Chowmahalla Palace; Hyderabad, India

The intricate details found on the ceilings in Chowmahalla Palace (“Chowmahallatuu”) in the old city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

The Chowmahalla Palace is a palace in the old city part of Hyderabad. Constructed between the 18th and 19th century, it was the residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad, and the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty.

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Buddha Inside Thakyapone Temple; Bagan, Myanmar

Buddha Inside Thakyapone Temple; Bagan, Myanmar

A large Buddha sits inside the Thakyapone Temple (#235), a 13th century temple built by King Kyansitthar. West of Wetkyi-In Village in Nyaung U, and hidden down a long windy, dirt path, the site is less traveled than the more accessible temples nearby. Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

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Motorbiking in Saigon; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Motorbiking in Saigon; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A husband and wife bike down the city streets of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Navigating the Mekong; My Tho, Vietnam

Navigating the Mekong; My Tho, Vietnam

The captain of a sampan boat steers her boat down the narrow inlets to the Mekong River; My Tho, Vietnam

A sampan (meaning “three planks”) is a flat-bottomed wooden boat used for transportation through rivers or other costal areas. Sampan boats are typically propelled by oars or a pole (yuloh) and are common in rural areas of Southeast Asia, such as Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

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Surfers’ Bench; Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Surfers' Bench; Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

An empty surfing bench rests under the shade of a tree on Playa Cocles in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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Fishing on the Old Banana Barge; Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Fishing on the Old Banana Barge; Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

A man fishes on an old barge that was used to transport bananas along the coast to Limon, was deserted on the shores of Puerto Viejo’s Playa Negra Beach (Black Beach). The barge is the first landmark you see as you drive into Puerto Viejo and rests just feet off the shoreline.

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Hanging Buoys; Rye Beach, NH

Hanging Buoys I; Rye Beach, NH

 

Hanging Buoys II; Rye Beach, NH

Tattered and worn fishing buoys line a colorful shed in a rural New England town.

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