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This site holds all my private panoramas and additionally some tutorials and photos I like. The site is owned and maintained by me, Serge Maandag.

I am a hobby photographer and panorama enthousiast. The knowledge I have of panorama techniques comes from the PanoToolsNG yahoo group, the panotools wiki and a lot of self study.

As you may have guessed from the previous sentence, I am an enthousiastic user of the panorama tools, a.k.a. the PanoTools. The panorama tools were developed by professor Helmut Dersch. Prof. Dersch developed, maintained and supported the tools until he got threatened by a big american firm which claimed to have some patents regarding the stitching of panoramas. Currently the tools are being developed by some gifted volunteers. They host the tools on a sourceforge site. A mirror of prof. Dersch' old site can be found here.

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Ever since I fist saw karst mountains on television as a kid, I wanted to see them in real life. And what better place to see them than Ha Long bay in the South Chinese sea! This scenery is simply stunning, I wanted to climb on every karst rock to investigate it ands to see what is beyond it. We had a private boat, since we booked the trip as a ..
In the friendly and lush valley of Mai Chau, we have stayed a few days in the gorgeous Mai Chau lodge. Though the heat is incinerating, the valley offers some nice walks into the surrounding villages. Most villagers make some money by selling homemade goods to either the tourists that stay in the lodge, or to tourists that spend the night in one ..
The Dau Go Cave (the Cave of Wooden Stakes) is a 30 minutes boat trip from the shore. Dau Go Cave is believed to have been the place where General Tran Hung Dao hid weapons (wooden stakes) in the war against the invaders in the 13th century A.D. Dau Go Cave is one of the biggest caves of Halong Bay. The cave offers stunning stalactites and stalag..
The Fujian (Phuc Kien) Assembly Hall was built around 1690 as a traditional assembly hall for the Chinese ethnic group from Fujian, China to socialise. It has been transformed into a temple dedicated to "Thien Hau", the goddess of sea who protects sailors from danger. The temple is in beautiful shape and hosts some peculiar statues. The red s..
Once the citadel of Hue was a city in a city. The citadel held an enclosure called the forbidden purple city. Th forbidden city was, just as its counterpart in Beijing, only accessable for the kings and their families and the eunuchs. In 1968, during the Tet offensive, 150 out of the 160 buildings in the citadel were destroyed. What is left of t..
Although the tomb for Khai Dinh is much smaller than the ones of his predecessors, it stands out due to it's dark presence. Khai Dinh was the last of the Nhuyen emperors, he died in 1925.

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