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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Jemser » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:26 pm

In view of the recent terrible disaster that has struck Nepal, I thought I would pay tribute to the wonderful people of this country by posting some photos of the country and the people who live there. I spent some time there about three years ago and they are a most remarkable, friendly, gentle and peaceful people. The country is not rich in good infrastrucure before the quake, my thoughts and prayers go out to the wonderful people of this beautiful country. I urge you all to give generously to this appeal. I hope I do not offend anyone buy putting up these pictures, they are simply meant as a tribute to Nepal and the Nepalese people.
Here are some photos of the people.

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When I get a chance I will post some more of the general scenes in Nepal, if nobody has any objections.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:02 pm

Great pictures Jemser. I love seeing other countries and their people.We bitch about our climate and country but we are so much better off than most.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Micheál » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:04 pm

Great idea Jemser.
And great photos too - worthy of Steve McCurry.

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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Rocker » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:47 pm

Jemser,

What a disaster. I can't even watch the news anymore today. Heartbroken for the poor people and the tragic loss of life. Just the other day when we were at the Menin Gate we saw the dedication to the Gurkhas and we chatted about the wonderful soldiers from Nepal.

Your photos are a stark reminder of the peaceful times compared to the nightmare they are enduring now.Let us hope enough aid gets there quickly.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Jemser » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:05 pm

Here are some more photos from Nepal.

It's a hard job to get some firewood.
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Bodnath Stupa in Kathmandu is the largest Stupa in Nepal and a Tibetan Buddhist shrine. It was damaged in the earthquake.
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Temple ornate detail.
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Buddhist monastery in the mountains.
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House in the mountains.
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Public transport, without seat belts.
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Giant statue of a Buddhist God, don't know which one. There is a house just to the bottom right hand side.
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Busy street in the capital.
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Buddha is always present.
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That's it for today, I'll dig out some more later.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:01 pm

Absolutely brilliant Jem, really. Yes I saw that damage to the dome this morning, dreadful.


The guy with the log...looks like a frame from a zombie movie. Class photo. ;)
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Gerald » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:28 pm

Great photos Jemser. That looks like the God, Shiva.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby keeper » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:17 pm

Great photos Jemser, you put National Geographic to also rans, a truly magnificent collection, thank you for sharing them.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Jemser » Fri May 01, 2015 9:53 am

Here are some more photos of Nepal. It is terrible to see the devastation and loss of life the earthquake caused but I know the people are very determined and will eventually rebuilt the country. Hopefully the aid will now pour in to help rebuild the fragile infrastructure and economy.

This is the holy city of Bhaktapur, located near Kathmandu, it was the best preserved ancient city in Nepal.
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Some local transport, no NCT test in Nepal.
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It's a hard life, no easy money to be made.
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Another colourful street scene.
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As I said, no easy money, a young boy works hard at recycling.
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Another view of Bodhnath Stupa.
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At prayer.
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Rooftops at the roof of the world.
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Detail of roof.
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More to follow.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Rocker » Fri May 01, 2015 10:32 am

Oh those poor people who were having a tough enough life are now on the hillsides with no food. I hope the relief can get to them in time. There are so many aid agencies looking for help it is bewildering. i always give to the Red Cross in any of these disasters but, are they the best ??
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Dancer » Fri May 01, 2015 8:28 pm

Wonderful photos Jemser. We don't know how lucky we are here on this side of the pond.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Jemser » Tue May 26, 2015 12:28 pm

Some more photos from Nepal, this time some of the River and Jungle areas of the country.

Boats for hire.
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Early morning start on the river into the jungle area.
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Life on the river.
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Into the mist.
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Into the jungle.
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More life on the riverbank.
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Hope you all like these and please keep the people of Nepal in your thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby grammer » Tue May 26, 2015 1:37 pm

Lovely photos Jemser
Nepal, unfortunately is not receiving the help that is needed urgently----
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Strum » Tue May 26, 2015 1:43 pm

Stunning photos Jem, class. ;)
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Toss » Tue May 26, 2015 3:50 pm

Jemser wrote:
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What class of a snout is that? he seems to have some large roundy nostrils. At least I hope thats what they are and that they are his own.....and not the remnants of his dinner :oops: :lol:
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue May 26, 2015 5:19 pm

Great pics Jemser.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Rocker » Tue May 26, 2015 5:50 pm

Thanks Jemser for those photos and for reminding us about the people of Nepal. So much happens from day to day priorities shift.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Sinead » Tue May 26, 2015 7:23 pm

Great photos Jemser. Nepal is definitely not getting the
attention it merits.

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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Dancer » Tue May 26, 2015 9:58 pm

Toss wrote:
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What class of a snout is that? he seems to have some large roundy nostrils. At least I hope thats what they are and that they are his own.....and not the remnants of his dinner :oops: :lol:


Image He was trying to remove his dingle berries and went a step too far :shock: Image

Toos, you bring out the worst in me :lol: :lol:
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby grammer » Wed May 27, 2015 12:19 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
10 out of 10 for that Dancer- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Jemser » Wed May 27, 2015 12:04 pm

Dancer wrote:
Toss wrote:
Jemser wrote:
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What class of a snout is that? he seems to have some large roundy nostrils. At least I hope thats what they are and that they are his own.....and not the remnants of his dinner :oops: :lol:


Image He was trying to remove his dingle berries and went a step too far :shock: Image

Toos, you bring out the worst in me :lol: :lol:


Well aren't yiz a right shower of Dunces :oops:, that there creature is a Gharial, a type of fish eating crocodile. The thing on it's snout is a made of cartilage and scientists think it is for sensing prey in the water by sound and vibrations. the Gharial gets it name from a clay pot that is made on the Indian sub continent called a Ghara and it closely resembles the snout of a Gharial, thus the moniker. The rows of teeth are particularly adapted for catching fish, it lies in wait of prey and snaps it's head sideways to catch the unsuspecting victim. Now I hope I have enlightened all yiz dunces. But I do like the "dingleberry theory" :lol:. The Gharial is on the rare and endangered species and there are not many of them left in Nepal. The other croc is a Mugger Crocodile and if I may say so he looks as if he could live up to his name.I have a few more photos from Nepal and I'll upload and post as soon as I get a chance..... Oh! I feel a trip coming on. 8-)
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Toss » Wed May 27, 2015 12:59 pm

Sorry Jemser ..... I was out sick the day they did that in school :lol: :lol:
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Jemser » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:18 pm

As I said in another forum, I was down in Kilkee for the weekend. We went on a wonderful dramatic coastal walk along the cliffs to the West of the town. The walk was only about five miles but the scenery was really fantastic and the Atlantic Ocean was like a milk pond. It was flat calm, the calmest that I have ever seen it, hardly a ripple with no wind, a very pleasant day. Here are a few shots to encourage you down there, every bit as spectacular as the Cliffs of Moher and a lot cheaper.

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A few more to follow, later. Hope you enjoy them.
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby Jemser » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:27 pm

Ah sure while I'm at it here are the rest.

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The Road to Nowhere

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Just get down there and have a great weekend. :D
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Re: Jemser's Photos

Postby grammer » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:36 pm

wuu wuu wuu wuu wuu wuu
Brilliant photos Jemser.
That sure looks like a great spot -the scenery is just amazing -
I feel dizzy just looking at those cliffs- :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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