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France: Albi

by on Jul.19, 2014, under Day, Photography, Smörgåsbord

First settled during the bronze age, Albi, an ancient town with a rich history is most known for its massive Sainte Cécile Cathedral and surrounding buildings in the center of town of which almost all are built using the Languedoc-style red brick.

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France: Ambialet

by on Apr.16, 2014, under Day, Photography, Smörgåsbord

Afternoon trip to the picturesque French village of Ambialet, which is located right in the middle of a neat little bend in the Tarn river (map).

The final photos were taken in one of the many tunnels along the D172 road that you need to take to get to Ambialet… and while some are not even lit (!!), most are barely wide enough for two cars… even our little rental (Nissan Note).

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Vesper Sports Bar

by on Mar.08, 2014, under Smörgåsbord

I opened my very own sports bar last month, which is why my photography has taken a turn to the quiet side…

Either way, if you find yourself in the neighborhood, stop by for a drink!

Vesper Sports Bar
Nevada Square
Unit 12 (2nd floor)
Baguio City

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France: Arrival

by on Dec.06, 2013, under Day, Photography, Smörgåsbord

Located just over an hour north east of Toulouse, in the Tarn region of France… this would be my home for some work/play for 2 weeks.

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by on Nov.26, 2013, under Night ★, Photography, Smörgåsbord

No, I haven’t fallen off the planet… as some of you may know I have left Shanghai for good and am now living up in the Philippine highlands.  Just in time for Super Typhoon Yolanda… what an experience that was.

But yeah, just a quick note that I’m back online and in the business of polishing images… so much goodness coming here soon… a teaser to start (taken in France):

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by on Sep.18, 2013, under Day, Photography, Smörgåsbord

MAS: Museum aan de Stroom.

Click here
to see my previous post about this great building
(with a quick description and night images)

btw- it’s free to go up to the rooftop for the 360° view of Antwerp

MAS official website:

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BE: Wilrijk & Duvel

by on Sep.10, 2013, under Day, Photography, Smörgåsbord

Certainly not my most exciting post here, but arrived in Amsterdam early that Thursday morning then drove down to Wilrijk-Antwerp, Belgium to get some paperwork sorted.  Pictured here is “down town” Wilrijk, with the town hall and main shopping street.  Then of course I had to go check out the bakery that a cousin of mine just recently opened, Banket & Bakkerij De Swaene, located right behind the new town hall and police station.  Sensational bread and pastries!

The rest of the day was spent nosing around the Duvel Brewery, but I couldn’t get in without a prior reservation, damn it!

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