Dec
02
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Elephants at an artificial watering hole in Addo Elephant Park.  The Park is more than one and half thousand square kilometers and supports an elephant population in excess of 600 animals.

Africa’s Charismatic Megafauna

In South Africa, the saying goes, ‘wildlife must pay its way’. It’s not enough to be endangered you have to generate revenue to be conserved.

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Nov
27
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Ceres Mountains from the Fynbos Nature Reserve in South Africa.

Ceres Valley, South Africa

Another bleary-eyed morning spent rock-hopping in the pre-dawn light to get to a vantage point before sunrise.

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Nov
18
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Clouds lifting up from the valley at sunrise in Lesotho.

Sani Pass, Lesotho

Sani Pass is a stretch of road on the border of South Africa and Lesotho. The stretch of road between the South African border post and the summit is one of the most treacherous roads I’ve ever come across.

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Nov
12
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A hazy morning on the Drakensburg escarpment.

Drakensburg, SA

Between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth we spent a few days exploring the great Drakensburg Escarpment that cleaves its way way along the eastern cape and forms the border of South Africa and Lesotho.

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Nov
08
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A view from Uçhisar castle.

Byzantine Bunkers

Across Europe and Russia you can find the remains of bunkers and air-raid shelters- a legacy of the Second World War and the Cold War that followed. In Cappadocia, in central Turkey, you can find much older and much more extensive underground shelters.

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Nov
04
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Frescoes on the ceiling of a cave church in Göreme, Cappadocia.

Iconoclasm & the Burger King

In the valleys of Cappadocia are hundreds of cave churches from the early years of Christianity.  
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Oct
31
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A panorama of the cliffs over Çavuşin in Cappadocia

The refugees of Çavuşin

On a cliff overlooking the small town of Cavusin a Turkish flag flies amidst the ruins of a village.

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Oct
20
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Trebizond-noborder

Part 2: The fall of Trebizond

After the fall of Constantinople the two remaining Byzantine states- the Despotate of Morea and the Empire of Trebizond- came under renewed pressure.

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Oct
03
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Ottoman troops broke through Constantinople's Theodosian wall and sacked the city on the 29th of May 1453.  Illustration by Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña.

Part 1: The Fall of Constantinople

In the mountains around Trabzon you can find fragments of an empire that traces its origins back to ancient Rome.
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Sep
30
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Golden Horn ferry

Istanbul

Photos of the streets and waterways around the old Turkish capital.

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Jun
02
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Demonstrations and civil unrest in Turkey began on 28 May 2013 in response to government plans to remove Gezi Park in Istanbul.  The violent response by authorities to the initial protest prompted greater crowds in the following days.  It's estimated that three and a half million people took part in demonstrations in a number of cities across Turkey.

One protestor holds a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk- seen as the founder of modern Turkey and a much more secular ruler than the current President Recep Erdoğan.

Taksim Square Protests, Part II

The previous set of photos was taken on Istiklal avenue approaching Taksim Square.

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Jun
02
0
Protesters wearing makeshift masks and eye wear participating in anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

Taksim Square Protests

Photos I took of today’s anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

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May
13
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Sprinklerstation at the Internationales Congress Centrum in Berlin. the ICC opened in 1979 and was designed by architects  Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte.

ICC Berlin

Some images of Berlin’s International Congress Centre designed by Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte in 1979.

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May
13
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Spreepark Cat

Spreepark, Berlin

A series of images of the abandoned East German ‘Spreepark’ taken in May this year.

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May
11
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View of Teufelsberg

Teufelsberg, Berlin

There’s something grimly poetic about Teufelsberg- the Devil’s Mountain.

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May
06
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Pergamon altar frieze

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Some images of Berlin’s controversial museum of near-eastern antiquities including the massive Pergamon Altar.

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Apr
30
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Olympiastadion

Olympiastadion, Berlin

Photos taken at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium- site of the infamous Nazi games of 1936.

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Apr
28
0
Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Memorials of Berlin

No other place is so heavily freighted with history than the city of Berlin.

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Apr
24
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Memorial in Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina, that commemorates the battle of the Sutjeska.

Tito’s Memorials

A collection of haunting Soviet-era war memorials in the mountains of former Yugoslavia taken by Belgian artist Jan Kempenaers.

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Apr
24
0
Paris catacombs

Paris’ Suburban Underground

All the skyscrapers in Paris are concentrated in a region several miles from the city centre in an area known as La Defence.

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