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Innsbruck Panorama

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A row of colourful houses along the bank of the river Inn with the Alps in the background

Colourful Houses in Cape Town

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A row of colourful houses in Cape Town, in the Bo-Kaap, the Malay quarter.

It took me a few visits at different times of the day to find the right light and shadows. this was taken around midday, with the minimal shadows and bright light falling overhead and bouncing off the walls on the other side of the street, like a reflector.

The bright colours and the compressed perspective of a long focal range give the view an abstract look. Almost like Lego bricks.

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Spiral staircase

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Looking up a very colourful spiral staircase in the Hotel Botanico in Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

Maiko Kanoyumi from Gion Higashi

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A close up portrait of Maiko Kanoyumi from Gion Higashi, Kyoto.

Taken during St. Patrick’s Day Parade in London.

 

Beijing Opera House

I made the most of a rare clear sky to take a shot of the futuristic Beijing Opera  House building, officially called National Centre for the Performing Arts (or National Grand Theatre in Chinese 国家大剧院).

You enter the building by an hallway that goes underneath the artificial lake that surrounds it.

And it’s no surprise that the locals call it “The Egg”.

Featured in National Geographic Book “Life in Colour”

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Manarola Cinque Terre

The brightly coloured houses of the village of Manarola Cinque Terre, Italy.

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Colourful houses of Gran Canaria

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Colourful houses of Gran Canaria, on the hills of  the San Juan district in the capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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