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Stilt fishermen Sri lanka

Stilt fishermen Sri lanka

stilt fishermen sri lanka

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Stilt fishing is often thought to be an ancient form, indigenous to the island. Although the second half may be true, it is far from ancient. Stilt fishing actually developed during WW2, when food was short, and fishing areas were over populated by fishermen. This forced a few creative men to move farther out to sea, first using capsized boats and downed airplanes to perch on whilst they fished in quieter, and richer waters. Soon, they began erecting stilts far from the coastline, using the reefs for elevation and access to larger schools of fish.
Now, of the few genuine stilt fishermen left, most perch much farther out to sea than the posers that sit along the coast line. It seems the tradition is a dying one, unsettled by dwindling fish numbers, thanks to the tsunami, and rising tourists interested in watching. For many fishermen it is simply more financially viable to take money from tourists than actually fishing.
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At Home in Wales Uk

At Home in Wales Uk world travel photography locations throughout Wales

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Beautiful curtain waterfalls is one of the waterfalls along the waterfalls walk in Brecon Beacons National Park in southern Wales.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM /24mm/ƒ/8/1/100s/ISO 320

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The Perfect Storm, Porthcawl, South Wales.

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The Image above was captured at high tide with high winds at Porthcawl, the location is very near to where i live and the conditions were are quite rare. This image went on to win me Landscape photographer of the year 2016 with the SWPP and the award was presented in Jan 2017.

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Amazing rice feilds of Bali

Amazing rice feilds of Bali World travel photography

Amazing rice feilds of Bali World travel photography

Most people who have visited Bali say that the real Bali can be found where the rice grows. In Bali rice fields can be found almost everywhere, and the Balinese people have depended on this method of agriculture for almost 2000 years. The terraced rice fields were carved by hand, with the help of some simple tools, and are being maintained by succeeding generations.Imagine yourself watching the sun rise through the mist over a rice field or taking a hike through their lush greenness. It is a must thing to do in Bali to visit at least one of the numerous rice paddies, and to make your decision a bit easier I’ve compiled a guide on which ones are the most beautiful rice fields in Bali.

The Longboats of Thailand

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The Longboats of Thailand The jewel of Southeast Asia world travel photos

Thailand is the jewel of Southeast Asia or so they say. Who’s they you ask? Every backpacker, couple and traveling family we’ve met seems to rant and rave about the wonders of Thailand and the wonderfully hospitable Thai people.

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Although we often refer to long-tail boats as “Thai Longtail Boats”, they are not native to Thailand, they are also common throughout Southeast Asia. They are though, typically Thai, one of those iconic images which we all associate with Thailand. Like images of Thailand’s floating markets, Thai “houses on stilts”, Tuk Tuks and paddy fields, the Long-tail boat is a “Very Thai Thing”.

 

The Longboats of Thailand Thailand is the jewel of Southeast Asia world travel photos, ThailandThe longtail gets its name from the trailing drive shaft and propeller at the back of the boat. Traditionally, these boats were made from wood or bamboo but they are now also made from materials such as fibre-glass. The engines at the back of the boats are sometimes custom-made, but more often than not they are simply a converted car or truck diesel engine which makes them relatively cheap and easy to maintain. The boatman sits or stands at the back of the boat whilst the passengers sit in front of him on small wooden planks. An overhead canopy provides shade and shelter and some boats also have pull-down plastic canopies that cover the sides to protect passengers from spray or rain.

Classic Cars of Cuba

 

Classic Cars of Cuba world travel photos

El Capitolio the white house in Havanna

El Capitolio, or National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba, was the organization of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959, and is now home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences. “El Capitolio” has a size of 681 by 300 ft. Its design is compared to that of the United States Capitol, but is not a replica of it;   Completed in 1929, it was the tallest building in Havana until the 1950s and houses the world’s third largest indoor statue.

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Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Opened in 1930, the eight-floor Hotel Nacional de Cuba was built by two American firms, McKim, Mead and White and Purdy and Henderson Co. Though mostly Art Deco in style, the five-star accommodation also has influences of old California, Hispano-Moorish, neoclassical, and neo-colonial styles.

 

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Classic Cars of Cuba world travel photos

Perhaps the strongest reminder of the hardened US-Cuban relationship is the 60,000 retrofitted metal relics clunking around the streets of the stagnant island nation.

Havana’s stunning 1950s-era “coches Americanos” — or “máquinas” —are often referred to as the “Galápagos of the car industry” since they have been meticulously preserved by their owners during the 55-year-long trade embargo.

Branded in Cuba’s surreal time-warp image, these cars provide crucial income for locals while servicing the island’s tourists. Here are a few of the most beautiful vintage cars we saw on our recent trip to Havana.

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In 1955, Cuba was the top importer of North American-manufactured cars, with nearly 125,000 Detroit-made automobiles bustling around the island nation.

That all changed in 1959, when Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries took over the country.

“The Cadillac does not provide jobs for anyone,” Castro said during a speech to the Cuban people in July 1959. “The Cadillac does not increase the wealth of the country. It diminishes it.”

From that moment forward, Castro halted all American car imports and imposed strict laws on Cuban car owners.

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 Havana is beguiling from a distance, especially its old colonial buildings bathed in tropical sunshine. But up close this city is crumbling.

Buildings are crumbling because they’re old. Then there’s the salt spray, humidity, termites, hurricanes and overcrowding. There are many kinds of problems and sometimes altogether,” explains former city architect Mario Coyula.

Seven out of every 10 houses need major repairs, according to official statistics. Some 7% of housing in Havana has formally been declared uninhabitable. The province around the capital needs some 300,000 more properties.

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As for the city’s heritage, beyond the carefully restored “hub” of Old Havana, much of that may already have been lost for good.

 

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Historic, vintage mosaic tile mural, Old Havana

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Havana is a spectacular seaport. Facing the Strait of Florida, the Spanish knew in the 1500s that a fortified city here could control the strait and protect their treasure fleets before they set sail across the Atlantic to return to Spain.

 

 

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Classic Cars of Cuba world travel photos

To move yourself around Havana is easy, there are several options to do so. You do not need a rental car in Havana. Busses, legal and illegal taxis, horse drawn carriages, bicitaxi, or the cute yellow cocotaxi … name it. They are all waiting for you to drive you around Cuba’s capital Havana

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Memorial a José Martí

Center stage in Plaza de la Revolución is this monument, which at 138.5m is Havana’s tallest structure. Fronted by an impressive 17m marble statue of a seated Martí in a pensive Thinker pose, the memorial houses a museum (the definitive word on Martí in Cuba) and a 129m lookout reached via a small CUC$2 lift (broken at last visit) with fantastic city views.

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