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2014-08-09 20:24:21

2015-02-21 16:20:31

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2015-03-02 00:25:53

a few short days crossing Swiss.. not nearly long enough. It was chilly, and wet.. and misty on the Interlaken exchange. A beautiful site.

2015-03-02 00:27:53

On the way to Italy.. sun has come out.. one more glance at the turquoise of high Alps.

2015-03-02 00:31:50

A brief stint in Luscerne... a few hours before a hitch and a blablacar to Milano... And my Via Freddi Woomba from Roma to Istanbul on foot.

2015-03-02 00:34:54

after the applied pressure of two young ladies i finally got off my ass to see another one of these phenomenal Gothic Churchs...

2015-03-02 00:37:35

2015-03-02 00:41:10

one of the many open squares of Italy, stoned up and churched at every angle. This one in Parma.. only a few days from a long couple thousand kilometres of foot soldiering.

2015-03-02 00:42:35

Leo.

2015-03-02 00:44:38

2015-03-02 00:46:35

Napoli.... On the way out.

2015-03-02 00:48:00

2015-03-02 00:50:40

2015-03-02 00:53:35

The ecclectic, and easy to love, channels and narrows of inner Napoli.

2015-03-02 01:00:28

after a fallout with accomodation with neglectful churches to embrace a spiritual pilgrim -non-catholic- and through fear, decided to walk out of the city at night instead of taking it to a park for the evening.

2015-03-02 01:09:12

a tunnel to Pompei.. a moment of channeling osmosis

2015-03-02 01:10:39

rugged?

2015-03-02 01:13:49

Even ancient artists put me to shame. The impressive galories of the rich... before it was all swooped away from pyroclastic flows.

2015-03-02 01:16:36

2015-03-02 01:18:26

The Arena still standing... once a gymnast always a gymnast.

2015-03-02 01:23:33

The view from Versu.

2015-03-02 01:27:26

2015-03-02 01:41:28

Coming into the Sorrentien Peninsula.. Nearly two weeks... the feet are good. The shoudlers too. The view . intoxicating. the tourists-locals. less intoxicating.. more in toxic.

2015-03-02 01:45:15

2015-03-02 01:50:20

cha-cha for the tourists grabbin a lemonade.

2015-03-02 01:52:27

2015-03-02 01:57:04

after hopping over a few fences and heading down a long trail of private property, got too close to the front window of some hotshots. managed to wiggle down some bushes and catch this before it dripped away.

2015-03-02 01:59:34

Island of Capri, lighthouse at my back. Rome to Real.

2015-03-02 02:00:53

2015-03-02 02:10:12

A long ass... sweating ass day of about a kilometre in elevation shifts up and down -and half of it with broken crocs. View at the top.. leading to Positano.

2015-03-02 02:13:12

Only in Europe... does the respect reach this far. 4 languages. eat your heart out canada. no excuses.

2015-03-02 02:15:52

my first -and last- true hideaway beach experience in Italy.

2015-03-02 02:18:51

Huge boost on a long day. Wind at my back. A reassuring embrace. a true courtesy.

2015-03-02 02:21:34

So many hills and mountains and kilometres already.. so many to go... thankful for the air we breathe.

2015-03-02 02:24:17

Positano... and the south coast... nearly time for Combing Maiori...

2015-03-02 02:27:23

Amalfi. All the hype of Amalfi.. a huge disappointing yak in a bucket. driblets of throw up on my shorts from the speedo shots and oiled chests.

2015-03-02 02:32:41

My roadside eats... in Italy. every day is a dope ass Gnocchi waitin to be cooked up if I wanted to be. That to me is near to heavenly spoiled.

2015-03-02 02:36:16

the best of countryside... these things brought me joy every single time. never got old. Cold chillin on the back of one a these with the book in hands and wind in the face.

2015-03-02 02:38:19

Heading to Bari... and the Balkans.. Dance a moment in the lamplighters echo

2015-03-02 02:43:59

From Spinazzola to Bari... nothin. nothin at all... but a few very kind folks offering food, water and even a couple warm beers. This had me frozen, and loving.. despite the night about to hit and thirty kilometres of open, empty range.

2015-03-02 02:48:00

2015-03-02 02:49:22

ma man. book in hand.

2015-03-02 02:52:15

As the scene blurs as do my eyes with the gallons of booze on my last night in Italy... and my last night in the Schengen Zone after 2 years.

2015-03-02 02:53:40

Sunrise before the ferry.... and the Adriatic.

2015-03-02 02:56:24

Dubrovnik at sundown... Croatia.. if they let me in. And if so.. another 1500 kilometres to walk before Istanbul.

2015-03-02 02:59:41

The road to Bosnia! Down many euros from the long, long nights of Dubrovnik.. Down a sleeping mat -from the ferry. And down to near dehydration on my last cents until I can find a money exchange in Bosnia.

2015-03-02 03:01:17

2015-06-17 16:39:36

The lead in to this long valley paradise.

2015-06-17 16:43:23

2015-06-17 16:51:42

Taking it in.. first shower in 9 days... washing da sin off.

2015-06-17 16:54:12

2015-06-17 16:55:23

Emine... a dream fulfilled.

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rock pools... leading to the falls... swimming with the frogs.

2015-06-17 17:00:03

2015-06-17 17:02:17

our guide Arif leading us in...

2015-06-17 17:04:13

The temple of Apollo

2015-06-17 17:07:48

bridge across one of the baths

2015-06-17 17:13:25

The ancient pilgrim way to Alexandria Troias.. they said there were no wheel marks.. so it must have been walked by foot.. maye even barefoot. :P

2015-06-17 17:14:47

a well of fresh water.. in full function... once filling baths.. now fulfilling Emine.

2015-06-17 17:18:01

shipwreck on Bozcanne.. seemed like an ideal site for camp.. until the fruit flies came in the morning...

2015-06-17 17:20:24

Alexandria Troias... 5 km from the Ferry to Bozcanne

2015-06-17 17:21:32

The old bath house of Alexandria Troias

2015-06-17 17:26:17

2015-06-17 17:29:25

Bozcanne.. 2 bucks round trip ---- hard life

2015-06-17 17:32:32

Our tractor hitch in the fields of rice and melons... 10 km with a few sacks of Sulphur.

2015-06-17 17:34:35

2015-06-17 17:36:12

roadside goaties! No... its far from Istanbul

2015-06-17 17:37:28

Anzac cemetary on the coast.

2015-06-17 17:40:33

The military tourrets

2015-06-17 17:42:09

overlooking Anzac cove

2015-06-17 17:43:11

Gallipoi coast... the men and their rodes.

2015-06-17 17:45:17

A very old map maker.. the pride of Gallipoli

2015-06-17 17:46:32

Our first night out of Istanbul.. at Silivri.

2015-06-17 17:48:36

A light wind... a hot day... a moment captured.

2015-06-17 17:50:29

The long road ahead... many more lifts to come... and many,many more kilometers

2015-06-22 14:30:44

Breakfast in Karaburun

2015-06-22 14:33:30

on the road to our hideaway beach Kumbuku

2015-06-22 14:46:54

the countryside of the northern part of this peninsula of Kumbuku

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2015-06-22 14:50:18

Chilllin on one of your smoke breaks

2015-06-22 14:51:57

our private beach with sunset couchs set up for us... only missin champagne

2015-06-22 14:54:05

the solo fisherman

2015-06-22 14:56:38

Emine setting up the cook spot as my burner lost its seal... we had to use wet wood to manage somethin to eat. She worked hard.. shit paid off.

2015-06-22 14:58:59

Sunset and the new moon

2015-06-22 15:00:41

see you next time! Next up??

2015-06-22 15:02:38

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2015-06-22 15:06:57

the debate of heading down or heading round..

2015-06-22 15:09:09

pure magic.. pushing fear into a fig tree

2015-06-22 15:12:36

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2015-06-22 15:14:58

a massive heard of gots being moved on by a laid back man and his stick...

2015-06-22 15:16:38

our road is starting to head down after hours of uphill butt sweat

2015-06-22 15:18:39

Our third night's beach after all the broken glass and uncomprehensible words

2015-06-22 15:19:35

Abandoned Greek village on the way out of Hell's battle of Raki

2015-06-22 15:21:41

The road to our last night... at private beach number 3

2015-06-22 15:24:10

stone cliffs calling my name... in an open valley... empty river. almost the perfect postcard of an Austriam Alpine village

2015-06-22 15:25:32

Our final stride.. caught out the corner of our eye.. a ride out of the peninsula.. we stop for one more night on one more private slab of quiet cove.

2015-06-22 15:27:19

2015-06-22 15:29:10

cold dinner of boiled eggs and salad.. cheese and bread... and shithouse beef? salami.

2015-06-22 15:32:16

Ready for sunset...

2015-06-22 15:33:17

Greece.. the forbidden land 20 km away.

2015-06-22 15:34:20

The last sunset around Karaburun

2015-06-22 15:35:00

And back to Izmir....

2015-07-06 15:40:31

Salt Lake near Cappadocia.. me getting my mid air groove on.. trying ta shake the money maker and walk on some water.

2015-07-06 15:42:18

The oh so famous (and overprıced) Efes... great spot.. though a shitload more work needs to be done.. this place was far from classy.. but the ampitheater hella impressive

2015-07-06 15:45:41

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2015-07-06 15:50:58

pullin stunts on the way out the gate at last call.. before a lift 300 km to Bodrum (that took 7 hours lol)

2015-07-06 15:52:39

Bodrum and their famous, poisonous, staple flower-symbol

2015-07-06 15:54:04

bodrum castle... one of the many ancient pieces of a town turned to a party haven for conservative locals

2015-07-06 15:55:05

OH yea.... they're just Blowin in the Wind...

2015-07-06 15:56:38

Quiet Akyaka.. instead of Marmaris or Bodrum... a fresh escape.

2015-07-06 15:57:10

2015-07-06 15:57:53

Pamukkale

2015-07-06 15:59:39

At the top of the terraces.... slightly disappointed by the lack of angles to shoot... lack of pools to see (empty or dead)... but yet to experience the ancient city above.

2015-07-06 16:01:00

not just another theatre... felt some magic in this one.

2015-07-06 16:02:18

St Philips Monestary... and Pilgrimages End. Very magical for a pilgrim of new.

2015-07-06 16:03:48

2015-07-06 16:05:20

hella smooth though... can find this kind of pool in few places

2015-07-06 16:12:27

Tuz Gul ... once a part of the sea... now a salt lake... and ıts lıke walkıng on water.

2015-07-06 16:14:30

2015-07-06 16:16:56

On the road to Cappadocia.... one ride.. one crazy truck driver... and dropped 5 km from Goreme (heart of the wild hobbit houses of badland canyons)

2015-07-06 16:20:49

Is that planet earth????

2015-07-06 16:24:49

Valley of Penises.... the start of something so magıcal.

2015-07-06 16:26:22

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2015-07-26 10:02:15

The shitiest town I've fallen into in years... but after Vardzia.. just another drop in the bucket!

2015-07-26 10:03:58

THe long, gravel road to Kumordu.. a medieval town if there ever was one.. with little masoned fences... and then dropped off in front of an immaculate view!

2015-07-26 10:04:48

The goat trail down to the valley floor, and riddance of cool air for a few days :P A fantastic entrance to this spectacular area.

2015-07-26 10:05:19

2015-07-26 10:06:06

friend along the way down the long ass trail to Tmogvi

2015-07-26 10:07:15

Ancient church of Tmogvi -for midgets

2015-07-26 10:08:35

View from a monastery cave... after the long path up

2015-07-26 10:09:44

Top of the monastery... chillin with a view to ourselves, as there were no tourists willing to come on up and suss it out!! Thank Christ for that one :P

2015-07-26 10:10:08

2015-07-26 10:10:46

Workin hard at the cave city... :P

2015-07-26 10:11:01

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Little seat in a tight cave of the ancient city

2015-07-26 10:12:09

serious fucking grasshopper ?

2015-07-26 10:12:46

One face of the cave city... of Vardzia

2015-07-26 10:13:03

2015-07-26 10:14:23

After a long ass scramble and hike, climbing the old walls, of jagged stone, we finally made it up to the top of this epic site.

2015-07-26 10:15:23

The, once badass holder of this terrain, Tmogvi fortress -and my tired, old arse.

2015-07-26 10:15:44

2015-07-26 10:16:09

holdin up traffic.

2015-07-26 10:16:53

can you believe it!!! Georgia.. the magical and forever giving.. but not until September. :(

2015-07-26 10:18:30

On the way out of cavernous lifestyle, Khertvisi Fortress at the top of the valley towards the north.

2015-07-26 10:19:00

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2015-08-13 12:08:11

Walking away from the scene in Gori, onto the highway again, towards Kutaisi

2015-08-13 12:10:33

Our little pool, not far from our camping spot about 10 kilometers before Okatse Canyon. The morning, a farm around the corner form our camp gave us 5 eggs to boil, and Emine chucked a couple handfuls of potatoes on the coal of our little fire for breakfast! Great Start!

2015-08-13 12:12:38

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2015-08-13 12:24:19

First glimpse of this badass water stream Okatse Canyon. Kutaisi, Georgia

2015-08-13 12:26:51

Emine at the end of her pilrgimage to this massive hike from the base of the canyon... It took about 10 kilometers of walking.. but for me it paid off.. and of course I climbed right into :P

2015-08-13 12:27:36

2015-08-13 12:28:31

That's little me back there getting my head wet from the massively heavy, hard moving, and wind gusting cascade

2015-08-13 12:29:06

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Canyon number 2 Martveli.. and the eerie pools that bring a core majority of local tourists lol.

2015-08-13 12:34:13

huge grotto that saw the feet of dinosaurs... on the homosapian's footpath.

2015-08-13 12:35:02

A very blurry blackflip 360 :P You know I had to pull a little bit of the old school out.

2015-08-13 12:35:59

One of the kinder crews of hosts to invite us in for the standard 'traditional' 3 drink round of hand made wine.

2015-08-13 12:37:04

road blocks.

2015-08-13 12:39:02

Repercussions of playing in the road... 'Don't you boys play on the road, OK!'

2015-08-13 12:41:07

Our very drunk driver... Insistant of driving us... and insistant on cutting off every car on both sides of the road... Hopefully he made it home! (and fortunately the cops came to give us a lift -away from him)

2015-08-13 12:41:40

2015-08-25 16:21:59

Our last day of camping.. after a big 11 weeks... on Kobuleti, Georgia .. deceivingly huge and an interesting mix of campers and squatters no doubt.

2015-08-25 16:24:20

The last view of Batumi, Georgia after an ecclectic journey through some very solid tales and turns.

2015-08-25 16:25:28

As close as I'd get to Russia... for now at least. :( Waiting at port 12 hours...

2015-08-25 16:26:02

2015-08-25 16:27:12

The last night before Bulgaria.. after a solid, gratifying and complaint-less journey across the Black Sea (except for a very rocky couple evenings with crackling wood framing -but nothing is perfect)

2015-08-25 16:28:50

The endless line-up of cars and trucks crossing from Bulgaria to Romania (as the construction of the bridge is no end in sight -maybe leave your car on one side or the other)

2015-08-25 16:29:41

The riverside of Bulgaria, beautiful and natural

2015-08-25 16:31:05

bye bye darling... see you soon huge hugs and kisses your way.. and safety for the near future.

2015-09-02 13:23:29

The unexpectedly lovely Bucahrest... Gigantic and a little bit to block-like but nevertheless it was a gorgeous visit -that stretched a little longer than expected.

2015-09-02 13:25:28

2015-09-02 13:27:36

Not the cleanest water. :P

2015-09-02 13:29:00

reminded me of someone I'd rather of looked up to... and feared.

2015-09-02 13:30:19

THe overexaggerated Parliament -that apparently Donald Turmp wanted to buy (before running for President perhaps).

2015-09-02 13:32:50

The outside of the Buscegi Mountains at a distance (which I ran from at Bran after all the tourists started to stare at me and my sweaty butt-crack).

2015-09-02 13:33:51

Sunset as I hitched across to Cluj from Brasov (a spot I waited at for about 45 minutes -after walking 10 km)

2015-09-02 13:35:06

My roadside companion as the sun went down.

2015-09-02 13:35:23

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One of the many infamous Monasteries of Romania with their witch hat rooves... this one much newer than others.

2015-09-02 13:37:02

2015-09-02 13:39:27

The humorous cemetary of northern Romania, where death is more of a playful element than back home for instance... a strange toursit attraction, but nevertheless, packed with curious folks snapping shots like I.

2015-09-02 13:40:19

My bedroom last night in Romania :P

2015-09-02 13:40:44

2015-09-02 13:41:39

See you next time Romania!

2015-09-02 13:42:12

Ukrainian Roadside... and all its breath-taking beauty...

2015-09-02 13:42:38

2016-05-03 21:00:12

It was truly a love making process when I'd arrived to Lviv. Not only because it was so hard to arrive there hitching. The walking and walking and walking. There was eventually a door or even two that opened but not without some serious determination. People say that it should be so nice and wonderful, but when its 2 hours of walking in a direction your not even sure is the right one, because of a language barrier and the lack of a smart phone. This, is, what makes this a life not made for everyone.
It's a city that one my heart the minute I arrived, late in the evening, off of the outer city bus.

2016-05-03 21:01:45

2016-05-03 21:03:41

I love this image, because I am a die hard romantic, but can't bare to show it. Im a strong headed broken wheel that adores love. But yet, fears it, hides from it, and behaves as if it is an illusion played by Hallmark or Lindt

2016-05-03 21:05:54

The fountain is constantly attracting me. Everywhere I go I am drawn, by my simple mind, towards the high flying water, spraying itself around a fish bowl. It's a simple amusement and apparently I can't resist.

2016-05-03 22:14:58

2016-05-04 00:30:13

The first experience of Krakow was a guy who'd clearly drunk too much and was in a very tough state. This guy was on the brink of death. And in the evening, a walking tour of unique measure, speaking of a few dark secrets that this city held. For one: People were buried, after being killed in certain ritualistic ways, after being believed to be vampires. One way was to bash out all the teeth so the vampire would starve.

2016-05-04 00:31:29

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THis old town square impressed me a great deal. Its just that added piece of gritty that calls on some kind of nostalgia for suffering. Leading me into the next stroll through struggle and torture.

2016-05-04 00:37:29

Unbelievable darkness. Undoubtably the worst place to ever go.. But highly necessary as well. Like the Killing Fields of Phnom Penh, this place is right up there too. The worst of the worst I suppose. And for me it was really, an experience so haunting, that I could feel something and that feeling made me somehow satisfied. Like I'd experienced something. The absolute sadness brought on some kind of solution. This is the ultimate human failure. One of many of these horrible butcher houses. There is no compassion in the air. Only suffering.

2016-05-04 00:37:56

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2016-05-04 00:43:00

A court of grand stature in my neighbourhood of Berlin, well worth some time -Wedding that is. It's a grimey burrough that is mostly ugly most would say. However, there is some real character about, within the limits of Wedding. Still, it is also not the universe itself. Oh no, not even close.

2016-05-04 00:43:57

One shouldn't experience the city of Berlin without a bike I guess. It's really a practical decision full stop.

2016-05-04 00:45:10

Mauerpark. Sundays.

2016-05-04 00:46:23

There are dozens and dozens of wonderful little lakes surrounding Berlin. An endless supply. As well as bars, these are worth the tour.

2016-05-04 00:48:04

Where its known to get rugged in the city of never-ending-night

2016-05-04 00:51:28

One of those lucky moments when your so happy to have decided to wander about the town despite rain. And that your host decided to pack the umbrella.

2016-05-04 00:51:50

2016-05-04 00:57:20

The mighty palace of Schwerine, kickin around for a thousand years. Though no doubt has had its fair share of facelifts and boob jobs. Even in this picture you can see the cranes swinging on a regular basis you can bet. Like every other ancient hallmark of Europe, they've all -or just about all- got city works happening to keep them from crumbling over I suppose. Though we all know, new color really does steal away its ancient value, no?

2016-05-04 00:59:34

The Copenhagen cemetary, aside from Lise -my mate I came to visit foremost- this place is my number two must visit spot and then of course... Christiania. Of course. And in my opinion, a whole lot better than Amsterdam (Christiania that is).

2016-05-04 01:03:08

Easily one of the top spots in Copenhagen. This abandoned shoithole, built into a bombing palyground with mini-ramp for skating and all. Plus, while I was stopping by, a couple of tents settin up shop!

2016-05-04 01:05:44

If Copenhagen wasn't so expensive I woulda happily settled in up there instead of Berlin the past summer. Don't care how cold it gets.

2016-05-04 01:07:51

2016-05-10 19:40:05

Awaiting my ferry across the Baltic to Lithuania, in a moment of greatness.

2016-05-10 19:44:30

Average Day

2016-05-10 19:45:53

Typical meal

2016-05-10 19:47:11

Typical sleeping arrangement

2016-05-10 19:50:29

Adios Sweden

2016-05-13 19:05:10

Great views of the Baltic

2016-05-13 19:08:43

Vilnius, and a very surprising beauty of a city. Humble and cute, reminiscent of Bratislava somehow. A place I really fell in with. Almost stuck. But life moves forward.

2016-05-13 19:09:47

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Just a short drive out of Vilnius to this lakeside village

2016-05-13 19:13:18

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2016-05-13 19:18:40

After 6 months in Berlin, saving, back on the road!!!

2016-05-13 19:19:34

A community bar, rather, THE community bar in Leipzig.

2016-05-13 19:20:26

An insanely large monument for those that fought hard against Napolean.

2016-05-13 19:24:01

The Frankonian countryside, leisure time, tiny villages and crumbling castles

2016-05-13 19:25:43

Heidelberg, a very impressive city.

2016-05-13 19:27:16

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The 2nd largest cathedral on our planet. Koln.

2016-05-13 19:33:28

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2016-05-13 19:36:52

A night out in Koln

2016-05-13 19:41:10

Just your typical street art around Deutschland

2016-05-13 19:42:40

My last days in Germany, with my favourite lady around.

2016-06-30 09:54:16

I showed up in Utrecht, just in time for the King's Day Celebrations. What a day to show up in Holland. 4 years in Europe and finally reached this country, and I show up on their biggest day! And it was pretty epic.

2016-06-30 09:57:53

One of the top things in this part of the world, is that the cities built themselves on canals. Utrecht was my first. Certainly not my last. In fact, after Bruges, I was ready to suicide if I had to walk around another canal city. But they were still picturesque and enticing.

2016-06-30 09:59:27

The busy streets of Amsterdam

2016-06-30 10:00:32

Amsterdam, another canal city

2016-06-30 10:01:50

A legend. Shakey Graves. First Euro Tour and man did he light it up on stage to a full room. Unbelievable show. Mad energy.

2016-06-30 10:03:32

A bit of the red light district... something that is not simply reserved to Amsterdam. Those pink window-framed, lights can be found all over Nederlands, and Belgium.

2016-06-30 10:05:54

2016-06-30 10:07:46

So not only did I show up in Utrecht for a free party, but in Rotterdam there was also a yearly, bigtime festival with some huge name performances from Holland showing up. Hell of a show!

2016-06-30 10:14:30

Oh yea, the Dutch architecture... Gotta love it's colour magnificence

2016-06-30 10:18:19

After Rotterdam was wiped off the map by bombs in WW2, they decided to modernise construction. All over the city you have the old meets the new. Those two little steam boat tubes were a Canadian's sculpture dedicated to the biggest European port. Once the biggest port world-wide before a few years ago (replaced by Shanghai).

2016-06-30 10:20:46

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Another canal city

2016-06-30 10:38:43

On me way and into Belgium

2016-06-30 10:39:51

More of the intricate Western European architecture, this found in Antwerp.

2016-06-30 10:43:15

Heaviest, strongest, yet very tasty. They are not shy to call their beer the best in the world. Not shy at all.

2016-06-30 10:44:24

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Brussel

2016-06-30 10:48:48

Just another streetside piece of modern work played on old, forgotten church display

2016-06-30 10:51:11

Candles lit for those that were lost in a recent explosion.

2016-06-30 10:52:31

The wonderful art, and the displaced souls of modern day war. A mix of what is Brussel-Belgium

2016-06-30 10:54:01

Bruges, another canal city

2016-06-30 10:55:54

Again, arriving just in time for a party. This time, Bruges's Belgium Cup. Their first in 11 years! Thousands packed into the tiny, ancient square.

2016-06-30 10:58:34

The unrelenting architecture... Like a kelaidescope of potential fun, tripping on a bean or if only was lucky enough to be offered a bit of DMT (maybe next time!)

2016-06-30 11:00:38

Castles, and Churches and Cathedrals Oh My!

2016-06-30 11:01:43

Castles and cathedrals and churches oh my!

2016-06-30 11:03:11

castles, and cathedrals and churches oh my!

2016-06-30 11:05:10

Castles and cathedrals and churches, oh my!

2016-06-30 11:06:34

Castles, and cathedrals and churches, OH MY!

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These are the main sites of WW1 as Germany fought to push the line into France, from Ypres, Belgium, against the Allies. A Movement that shifted less than 100 km in 4 years and costed more than a million lives in the ultimate trench warfare

2016-06-30 11:11:30

Mine shaft explosions, below trenches, that left craters, now seemingly like small ponds.

2016-06-30 11:12:27

Old trench lines now grown over by grass, and turned into farm land. Once deserted and of ash.

2016-06-30 11:13:05

original gas masks. what!

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My last view of Belgium. An open field. But also. Once a battlefield to thousands of dead soldiers.

2016-06-30 11:47:51

Though not my first time, like most places, in fact, my 4th time, different than the others I start into France from the north, and Lille.

2016-06-30 11:49:19

Classic French square, opera and a clock tower :P

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Lovin it in Lille

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Late night hours strollin past N.D, shortly before meeting a Siberian Eskimo ... in Paris !!!

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early morning, as the sun rises, drunk hanging off a top floor terrace

2016-06-30 12:02:03

Had to include the eiffle

2016-06-30 12:03:05

The long, high, beautiful field alleys of Versaille.

2016-06-30 12:05:03

Every decent French meal should have at least a little bit a this shoit. Beautiful. And my new fav, Epoisse (spelling is probably wrong). Epoisse.. the one that has an orange film over the cheese! The top shelf of livin!

2016-06-30 12:06:15

Cafes... Baguettes... Black and white striped shirts!

2016-06-30 12:07:54

St. Malo. First beaches, for me, since winter washed away. Yet, still, a wee bit too cold to plunge in.

2016-06-30 12:09:33

Fantastic, crumbling, unique streets of Rennes. And though I say unique, these thachet-style structures (made with actual wood) do look a lot like those in Frankonia (northern Bavaria).

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And though I've walked so many cities in Europe.. It doesn't seem to get old. There's always an angle.

2016-06-30 12:14:22

A couple sailors from La Rochelle's dock of bay, and an old friend from the road. A lot of beers, and the wonderful midnight lights of cobblestone'd streets.

2016-06-30 12:18:17

So long my sailing friends!! They said, 'You gotta get yourself on a boat, man. Seriously. You think you don't belong? Oh no. You are a boat man.'

2016-06-30 12:20:08

She plays the accordian as i walk on by.. and the old sounds of the Epoche ring in my ears, and heart, and of course there is yet, so much more.

2016-06-30 12:21:38

The white wash halls of La Rochelle.

2016-06-30 12:22:52

Lyon. One that I had tried to reach for too long. And finally. It is certianly worth it.

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And bars. Can't forget the bars.

2016-06-30 12:26:16

And street art, can't forget the street art!

2016-06-30 12:27:00

What else does France boast? Oysters. Can't forget the oysters!

2016-06-30 12:27:53

Roman Theatre of Lyon

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Arena of Nimes after waking up in the beautiful Jardin des Fontaines.

2016-06-30 12:30:16

Jardin des Fontaines, of Nimes. Little Roma in France.

2016-06-30 12:31:32

Gorgeous streets, that I simply cannot get enough of.

2016-06-30 12:32:34

No, no. This is not a building. It's Street Art. A mural on the backside of a building in Lyon. Uncanny. Top of it's class.