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January 28, 2012

Siem Reap: Angkor Thom

A replacement head on the Churning of the Ocean of Milk on Angor Thom's south gate

The ancient Khmer temples near Siem Reap Cambodia are often generically referred to as “Angkor Wat.”  This is incorrect.  Though it is true that Angkor Wat is the best preserved and grandest of the (more…)

January 24, 2012

Canal des Deux Mers: Montauban to Castelsarrasin

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Cruising between the locks near Montech. The water slope is on the left. (color IR)

Canal de Montech and Canal de Garonne


January 23, 2012

Canal des Deux Mers: Montbartier to Montauban

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Inside the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Montauban (HDR)

Canal de Garonne and the Canal de Montech


Canal des Deux Mers: Toulouse to Montbartier

Backlit trees and mirror smooth canal waters (color IR)

Canal du Midi and the Canal de Garonne

“We’re sinking.”


January 19, 2012

Canal des Deux Mers: Gardouch to Toulouse

The Herault at dock in Toulouse's Port Saint-Sauveur (HDR)

Canal du Midi


January 18, 2012

Canal des Deux Mers: Castelnaudary to Gardouch

A private boat emerges from the Écluse de Laurens

Canal du Midi

This day we woke in Castelnaudary’s pretty port.  For a moment we toyed with staying longer; we had found a nice spot.  But before long our restless curiosity returned.  The lure of crossing the canal’s high point pulled us back onto the water.


January 11, 2012

Canal des Deux Mers: Bram to Castelnaudary

Canal du Midi


Mountain Biking: Black Rock Oregon

Filed under: MTB Travel, Northwest United States, Oregon, Photography, The List, Travel — Tags: — anotherheader @ 2:22 am

Bonzai Downhill

Outside of rural Falls City Oregon is the Black Rock Mountain Bike Area.   Since 2002 BRMBA members have built a network of trails under the Oregon Department of Forestry Management Plan.  The result has been anointed as an IMBA epic. It is perhaps the best web of full on free ride flow trails in the United State’s Pacific Northwest.


January 9, 2012

Canal des Deux Mers: Carcassonne to Bram

The D4 heads from Bram to the Canal du Midi (color IR)

Canal du Midi


January 8, 2012

Canal des Deux Mers: Trebes to Carcassonne

Reflections over the Vauban designed Orbiel Aqueduct

Canal du Midi


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