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During my recent trip to Asia, I managed to extend my stay for a week to spend some time in Hong Kong and take a 48 hour blitz trip of Bangkok. On the last day, I took an amazing tour of the Khlongs or Canals of Bangkok, and saw a different side of the city. One of our stops was at the famous Wat Arun Temple, also known as the Temple of the Dawn Monastery. Named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn, this Buddhist temple is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River.









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I had the privilege of visiting the exciting city of Hong Kong over the holidays, and I have to admit it is a city that never ceases to amaze me. A futuristic city with a fascinating hybrid combination of east and west, traditional and yet extremely modern at the same time. A city of contrasts, and one that is as vibrant as any I’ve ever visited. Here is a sampling of photos I took in an attempt to capture the many sides to Hong Kong.














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I was quite impressed with the architecture at Green-Wood National Historic Landmark. The entrance to the cemetery has this great stone arched gateway with exotic parakeets nesting at the top.

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More views of the ancient trees throughout the historic Green-Wood Cemetery. I love how these trees are aging with the mausoleums and grave sites to the point were they intertwine with the Victorian architecture. Trees and architecture, my favorite subjects to shoot!

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Green-Wood Cemetery is not only known for its famous celebrity residents, but also has one of the largest statuary and mausoleums in the country. During the walking tour, we came across this Angel of Grief, also known as a Weeping Angel. I think it looks even more melancholic without its hands.

The original Angel of Grief goes back to 1884, built by the sculptor William Wetmore Story, and is located in a protestant cemetery in Rome. This specific statue was portrayed in the magazine Victorian Cemetery Art – who knew there is a magazine devoted to this topic?!

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More photos of the amazingly vast Green-Wood historic landmark. Can you spot the parakeets? These birds are living wild in the heart of Brooklyn!

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As part of my trial with Adobe’s Lightroom, I have been importing some of my later photography from trips I took in 2009. One of the trips was to the Cotswolds region of England – a beautiful, picturesque countryside steeped in history and barely touched by industrialization. Popular towns such as Bath are located here, and the rich and famous often have cottages in the Cotswolds used as retreats to escape the hectic pace of London (only several hours away). I just loved the old stone architecture combined with English style country gardens – quite lovely and very English!

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