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Saturday, January 17, 2004
PHOTO ALBUMS - MOSTLY TRAVEL
As regulars here know, I usually post a link to a photo album or two here daily, generally from Pbase ,as overall they attract the best amateur photographers on the web. Every now and then, though, I like to look further afield, and find some more varied photo efforts. The following are mostly photo sites documenting journeys, or places that would be an interesting destination for one, many quite well done. Some include some travel writing as well, and some link up to other albums if you explore. Have a nice trip!
Ladakh & Kashmir
Kutaisi, Georgia (the nation, not the state!)
K-Funk - an excellent Japanese photographer, many galleries, from Japan and Europe as well..
A Traveling Dane
A Traveling Canadian
Biking and Canoeing in Russia
New Zealand Trip
Through Spain on Motorcycle
Beautiful SE Asian Underwater Explorations
PBase gallery of Macau
And finally, Digimages ; this site didn't really fit, but it's too nice to leave out. A French site devoted to superb nature photography. Took me awhile to navigate to the pics, but it was worth it!
GHOSTS AND SKEPTICS
The web is full of sites 'documenting' the supernatural - and also of sites which deny these claims. Here's some of each.
Shadowlands is a huge, multifaceted site on many aspects of the paranormal. Their index of haunted places is quite nice..
Winter Steel is another megasite, as is Unexplained Mysteries..
Haunted New Jersey (hmm, last time I drove through, I DO recall swamps with mysterious fires burning, and ghastly smells..)
Haunted Fort Lauderdale
Haunts Around Memphis (some excellent, eerie photography here..)
Haunted Children - this person has the disturbing belief that children are better able to relate to spirits, so has compiled a site where their experiences can be shared.. (typical Tripod popup minefield here, though..)
Nice Forum to discuss the paranormal in
OK, now a few of the skeptic sites:
American Association for Critical Scientific Investigations into Claimed Hauntings (hmm, I think they were possessed when they came up with that name!)
CSICOP ( just the acronym, my fingers are tired after the last one..)
North Texas Skeptics (surprisingly good site, with extensive archives)
And, to conclude, the Nguoi Rung, Vietnamese Wild People..
AND OF COURSE, SOME VARIOUS..
Classic Cameras (in English or Japanese)
Croatian Archaelogical Museum
Croatian Museum of Contemporary Art
And finally, two sites that are a sort of addenda to yesterday's medieval weapon post. This Ninja and Samurai Training site has some Japanese weapon pages, and Ancient Edge is a commercial site, which however provides a great pictorial history of the sword..
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Arthur Conan Doyle