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ROMAR TRAVELER Photos Re-visited :

Among the thousands of photos taken on ROMAR travels, some are worth a second look...


All photos by Rod Lopez-Fabrega and Mary Ashcraft
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The temple of Karnak in Luxor on the banks of Egypt's Nile River. ROMAR TRAVELER story link:

Center: Worshppers throng up the steps to the temple of the godess Kali in the Amber Fort, Jaipur, India. ROMAR TRAVELER story link:

Right: The eruption of Soufriere Volcano on the Caribbean Island of Montserrat as seen from the Island of Antigua across the water. The plume of ash from the volcano may be seen on the lower left horizon. ROMAR TRAVELER Home Page link.


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Left: Setting the 32,000 square feet of sail is a daily task on four-masted barque Sea Cloud. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Right: A chieftan's hut in a Magyar village in Hungary's National Historic Park Opusztaszer. ROMAR TRAVELER story link:


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Peruvian police in crowd-control gear prepare for demonstrations in front of the presidential palace in Lima, Peru on the day President Alberto Fujimori left the country in disgrace. Innocent fun with a tourist broke some of the tension. The transition of Peru's government took place peacefully. ROMAR TRAVELER story link:


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Left: Indonesian shadow puppets as displayed in a Malaysian museum. ROMAR TRAVELER story link:

Right: Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi's incredible full-scale terra cotta army buried in Xi'an, China. ROMAR TRAVELER story link:


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Passenger lifeboats explore the face of San Rafael glacier from a dangerous vantage point in Chile's Patagonian region. ROMAR TRAVELER story link:





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Left: In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Christ of Corcovado stands guard over the entire city. ROMAR TRAVELER story link.


Right: A less than reverant Carioca stands guard over fun city Rio de Janeiro. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Left: In Buenos Aires, Argentina, a bronzed living statue holds a Tango dance position for hours at a time without moving a muscle. ROMAR TRAVELER story link.

Right: In New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, a living angel statue stands in front of the cathedral for hours without moving a muscle. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.



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Left: Carved out of solid rock, The Treasury of ancient Petra is at the end of the long wadi that leads to this hidden city in the deserts of Jordan. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Right: The onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square are a colorful link to Russia's past. ROMAR Home Page link.



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Left: In a square in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, member of an all-too-common group hopes for a bite to eat. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Right: At a fashionable corner in New York City, members of a special group have their bite to eat at the Harley Davidson Cafe. ROMAR TRAVELER home page link.



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Left: Graffiti on a backstreet wall in Venice, Italy. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Right: Graffiti on the Freedom Wall in Prague, Czech Republic. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.



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Left: Officers are inducted formally into the Israeli armed forces on the mountain-top citadel of Masada, Israel. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Right: The deceased are buried layers deep in the over-crowded Jewish cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic. ROMAR TRAVELER Story Link.



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Left: Contemplation in sculpture garden in affluent suburban Connecticut, USA. ROMAR TRAVELER Home page link.

Right: Contemplation under an ancient Inca wall in not-so-affluent Cuzco, Peru. ROMAR TRAVELER Story Link.



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Left: A temple in the Mayan metropolis of Tikal hides behind the dense foliage of Guatemala's Peten rainforest. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Center: Venice tempts tourist dollars in various ways, new (couture) and old (riding the gondolas). ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Right: A cathedral on one of the fascinating islands of the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.



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Left: One way to check out the sights over Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Center:
The only way to check out the inhabitants of the protected Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.
ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Right:
A forlorn bust of Mahatma Gandhi is one of many statues of fallen heroes in this strange park in St. Petersburg, Russia. ROMAR TRAVELER home page link.



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Left: Looking down on the awesome cataracts of Iguazu Falls situated between Brazil and Argentina is a mind-blowing experience. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Right: The Intihuatana Stone is the most sacred spot in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.



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Left: Advertising tonight's Baroque music concert in Prague, Czech Republic requires the correct attire. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Center: A proper Highland wedding in Scotland requires the correct attire. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.

Right: The principal attire required for a ticket collector on a public bus in Papeete, Tahiti is a proper tattoo. ROMAR TRAVELER Story link.



For interested camera buffs:

All these photos were shot with either of two basic point-and-shoot cameras with built-in flash and without interchangeable lenses:

1. Olympus Stylus ZOOM 140 with a zoom 38-140 mm lens.
2. Olympus LT ZOOM 105 with a zoom 38-105 mm lens.

Film used throughout was Kodak 400 ASA color print. Rationale for the basic equipment is that it does the job while in the field when the traveler is moving fast with little time for set-ups and lens changing at any given photo opportunity.



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