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This page features links to all the panoramas that were added in chronological order.
Just pick the ones that look best :)

 

All additions to the site in chronological order:

Dec 27 2012 Ha Long bay - Sailing between the Karst mountains of Ha Long bay on the Song Bien
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, si.. More...

Dec 27 2012 Ban Lac - Ban Lac village in the Mai Chau valley
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 touri.. More...

Dec 27 2012 Dau Go Cave - Biggest cave in Ha Long bay
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 stu.. More...

Dec 27 2012 Phuoc Kien temple - Fujian assembly hall in Hoi An
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.. More...

Dec 27 2012 Citadel of Hue - The royal palaces and yards of the Nguyen dynasty
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 .. More...

Dec 27 2012 Tomb of Khai Dinh - Last of the Nguyen emperors in Hue
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... More...

Dec 29 2011 Our Wedding - Ceremony in the ancient town hall of Middelburg
On the 11th of September 2011 my lovely girlfriend and I finally got married after having been together for more than 17 years. If you do it right, love only grows stronger!.. More...

May 24 2011 View from Pilatus Mountain - Overlooking lake Lucerne
Pilatus mountain (2128m) is a very popular destination for tourists in Switzerland. The top gives a gorgeous overview of lake Lucerne. The top has a prominence of 585m over the valley. The view down is also quite steep, so thrills are guaranteed. To get to the top you have to take a cogwheel train. The train rides t.. More...

May 24 2011 Chasseral pass - Pass with the highest elevation in the Swiss Jura mountains
The chasseral pass (1502 m) is a Jura mountain pass that boasts a magnificent view over the Alps and the lowlands around Bern. If the view is clear, you are able to see the Alps, the Vosges in France and the Black Forest in Germany... More...

Jan 25 2011 Panská skála - Basalt rocks near Kamenický Senov
The Panská skála (Lords rock) are basalt rocks near Kamenický Senov. The rocks resemble the Giant's causeway in Northern Ireland. The type of rock is quite rare and spectacular to view (and climb). The regular penta- and hexagonal columns reach a height of 12 meters and a diameter of 20-40 cm. The formation origi.. More...

Aug 07 2010 Castle Mesen - From castle to ruins in 30 years
The Mesen castle is named after the last owner of the property, The Royal Hospice of Mesen. The hospice was founded in and on top of the ruins of the institute of Mesen. The property dates back to the 10th century. This impressive neo-gothic building was nominated in 1979 as protected monument, but due to procedural er.. More...

May 30 2010 Ermine Moth plague - In 2010 several trees in Middelburg were covered in caterpillar webs
In may 2010 a strange occurance took place in Middelburg. Selected species of trees and bushes were invaded by caterpillars of the Yponomeuta padellus species. they are better known as the small or Cherry Ermine moth. the Dutch name is Stippelmot of Spinselmot. The caterpillars of the moth group around in thousands. Th.. More...

Dec 30 2009 Sedlec Ossuary - Dem dry bones
"Toe bone connected to the foot bone!". These are well known lyrics, even outside English speaking nations. The lyrics are oh so true, but not in this place! What you are seeing in the panorama is the Sedlec ossuary of Kutná Hora in the Czech republic. It's located some 50 kilometers east of Prague. Back in the 1.. More...

Sep 15 2009 Karlovy Vary - Sadová Colonnade
The springs in Karlovy Vary are publicly available. They gather a lot of people. Most of them come from the Czech republic (dressed very decently), Russia (tank tops and sports clothing) and the Middle East (colorful gowns and head scarfs). Among them 2 were stray Dutch (outdoor wear and big camera bags), they didn't m.. More...

Sep 15 2009 Karlovy Vary - Zahradni street
Karlovy vary is the largest Spa city in the Czech Republic. The city is abundantly decorated with monuments, so called "colonnades" and statues. In the city you'll find natural springs with a range of temperatures and minerals. The spas are specialized in balneology. Remember that one the next time you play Scrabble.. .. More...

Jul 11 2009 Ellex wedding - In the ancient town hall of Middelburg
On the 10th of July 2009 our very good friends Alex and Ellen got married in the monumental town hall of Middelburg. Stylish and creative as they are, the bride made the wedding dress herself. The groom is dressed in a great looking Armani suit. Tiro, their cute son, sitting on his lap is also suited up. My girl (wi.. More...

Jun 02 2009 Triton fountain - The Floriana bus stop hub
Malta is perhaps best known for its Malta busses. On Malta you will find busses in service that date back to the 1960's. Until a few years back even older busses were used, but (probably) for security reasons they were taken out of commission. The older busses are quite cute and nostalgic, but if you have to travel lon.. More...

May 30 2009 Grand Excelsior hotel - Lobby
The cities of Malta have a habit of looking quite shabby. So did a lot of the hotels until a few years back. Recognizing this fact and not wanting to become a cheap ugly holiday destination, the Maltese government decided that new hotels were only allowed to be built if they are 5 star hotels. Since tourism really boom.. More...

May 30 2009 Valletta - Upper Barracca gardens
The small upper Barracca gardens are located on the highest point of Valletta, As you can see, they offer a magnificent view over the Grand harbour and the "three cities". Everyday at noon the Noon Day Gun is fired here. The arches are what is left of the training facility for the Italian knights. After they conspired .. More...

May 26 2009 Valletta - Old Theatre street
The street layout of Valletta was designed by the Italian architect Francesco Laparelli da Cortona. He designed a checkerboard layout with straight parallel streets. After having tried for a short while to even out the rock Valletta was built on, the Maltese had to give up. But they held on to the straight layout. As a.. More...

May 26 2009 Valletta - The Grand harbour
Valletta, the capitol of Malta has the shape of some sort of inland peninsula, weird as that may sound. That means that it is surrounded by harbours on both sides, giving a great panoramic view on both sides of the peninsula. This panorama shows the view over the Grand Harbour from East street (triq Lvant). With a temp.. More...

Apr 30 2009 São Miguel - Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Paz
When driving above Vila, you'll suddenly end up on a parking lot beneath intriguing stairs. The stairs lead to the Marian sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Paz (our Lady of Peace). The monumental staircase opens onto one of São Miguels most beautiful landscapes which includes a view of the marvellous Ilhéu. The Ilhéu is.. More...

Apr 30 2009 São Miguel - Furnasses at Furnas lake
The Azores are basically volcanoes that stick out of the Atlantic Ocean. The fact that these volcanoes haven't faded out yet, is proven at least by the eruption of the Capelinhos Volcano in 1957. This panorama was shot on the Furnas Volcano on the island of São Miguel. This volcano had its last eruption 5,000 years.. More...

Apr 14 2009 Middelburg - Brigdamsepad
The Noordweg has, for over a decade, been one of the most popular roads to those looking to buy a house in Middelburg. Along the road you'll find a lot of old houses with a soul, located in a scenic location overlooking the farming lands. For some time home owners in this road had to fear the coming of new building pro.. More...

Apr 09 2009 Castle Terworm - Garden
In may 2008 my girlfriend surprised me with a romantic present. A weekend stay in a true castle room. We stayed in castle Terworm near Heerlen in Holland. It was a great weekend and the hotel room was very nice. Apart from strolling through Maastric.. More...

Apr 09 2009 Castle Terworm - Bedroom
In may 2008 my girlfriend surprised me with a romantic present. A weekend stay in a true castle room. We stayed in castle Terworm near Heerlen in Holland. It was a great weekend and the hotel room was very nice. Apart from strolling through Maastric.. More...

Apr 09 2009 Castle Terworm - Living room
In may 2008 my girlfriend surprised me with a romantic present. A weekend stay in a true castle room. We stayed in castle Terworm near Heerlen in Holland. It was a great weekend and the hotel room was very nice. Apart from strolling through Maastric.. More...

Sep 07 2008 Faial - Ponta dos Capelinhos
What you are looking at is a village. The only thing is: It's buried underneath a big pile of lava and mud. Once you get closer to the Capelinhos volcano, you'll start tnotice the tarmac has more and more cracks. Eventually the road gets really bumpy and you'll find yourself amidst wrecked and abandoned homes. And i.. More...

Sep 07 2008 Faial - The Southern Coastline
We are enjoying the gentle breeze here on the south coast of Faial while the day comes to an end. The view down from the edge of the rock is a bit unnerving, but apart from that the view is nice. The rocks shows what effect the battering ocean has to them. Caves and tunnels are constantly formed. The waves rushing .. More...

Aug 22 2008 Faial - Caldeira E Capelinhos Crater
Faial is one big volcano. The crater on the top is called Caldeira in local terms. The road up to the Caldeira passes through large areas of Hydrangea (Hortensia). That's the the image that has given Faial its nickname: La Isla Azul, the blue island. The Caldeira is around 400 meters deep and 2000 meters in diameter.. More...

Aug 22 2008 Faial - Horta marina on Faial
Faial is well known to sailers around the world. Especially the capital Horta. The Azores are strategically located between Europe and America. Therefore most transatlantic sailors stop in Horta to take in supplies and enjoy the laid back atmosphere on the island. Nobody knows how or when it all began, but years ago.. More...

Aug 20 2008 Terceira - Serra do Cume viewpoint
This panorama shows a good example of the weather on the Azores. Almost always sunny at the coast line, but then again, very cloudy on the higher lands. It's not uncommon to drive from a sunny summer country to a dense thick fog in just a few minutes. The Serre do Cume viewpoint islocated on a big mountain ridge. Yo.. More...

Aug 17 2008 Terceira - Inside Algar do Carvao
The Algar do Carvão cave is a lava tube. It was formed during the eruption of Terra Brava. When an eruption is long lasting, the lava starts to flow in confined channels. When the lava stops flowing, lava tubes remain. Lava tubes are always only a few meters below the surface. Therefore it's quite common for parts .. More...

Aug 17 2008 Terceira - Around cave Algar do Carvão
Welcome to Mars! That is the thought that first crossed my mind when I set foot in this strange landscape. The type of vegetation shown in the panorama is quite common on the Azores. Especially around the craters of the Volcanos. It is called Azorean green heather (Erica Azorica). But walking amidst hills covere.. More...

Aug 15 2008 Terceira - Furnas do Enxofre
One typical geological phenomenon you'll find in different spots on the Azores are fumaroles. A fumarole (in Portugese: Furnas) is a crack in the surface that emits steam, heat and gasses. This particular fumerole is of the sulfurous type (Enxofre means sulphur). It emits steam and an intense odour of rotten eggs. .. More...

Aug 10 2008 Terceira - Viewpoint Miradouro do raminho
The Azores are essentially vulcanos sticking out of the ocean. The vulcanic rock is light and brittle. The rock erodes fast under the pressure of the waves. All that caused the cliffs to be quite steep and high. Therefore theres an enormous amount of panoramic lookout points over the ocean on the islands. They're marke.. More...

Aug 10 2008 Terceira - Biscoitos lava beach
The azores have a wonderful climate. During the summer the temperature stays steadily between 19 and 27 degrees Celcius. The coasts are mostly sunny, while rain falls on the higher inlands. During the winter the temperature stays above 16 degrees Celcius. It would almost be a tropical paradise. But one thing is miss.. More...

Aug 05 2008 Terceira - Along the R-5-2 road above Santa Barbera
This panorama shows a typical sight on Terceira. Quiet surroundings, nice weather, a panorama over the ocean, the pasture land is seperated by miles of stacked lava stone walls and the ubiquitous hydrangea by your side. There are truly millions and millions of hydra.. More...

Apr 06 2008 Een zaak van de familie - Toneelgroep Pauze evalueert de generale repetitie
(The contents of this page are written in Dutch because the intended audience is Dutch) Hierboven zie je het panorama dat ik gemaakt heb tijdens de evaluatie van de generale repetitie van "Een Zaak van de Familie". Als je naast het plaatje op "Autodetect viewer" klikt, dan opent er een nieuw scherm waarin je om je .. More...

Mar 31 2008 Newpo 2008 - The Delta New Potential team of 2008
This panorama shows Deltas New Potential class 2008 in action (ahem..). Click "Autodetect Viewer" next to the image above to view the panorama interactively. the photos and movies from the third session can be found More...

Mar 08 2008 Boating on the Vorderer Gosausee - While trying to keep me and my girlfriend and a couple of thousand euro worth of equipment dry.
When traveling westwards from Hallststatt, you will pass the village of Gosau. If you follow the signs to the Gosau Hintertall, the road will end at the popular Gosau lakes. Embedded between some majestic mountains lie 2 small lakes. The Vorderer and the Hinterer Gosau lakes. The lakes have an easy footpath around t.. More...

Mar 02 2008 Botanical garden - Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid
The foundation of the Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid was ordered by King Ferdinand VI in 1755 and, during the reign of Charles III, the Garden was installed in its present location, the Paseo del Prado in Madrid. The botanical garden was declared Artistic Garden in 1942, but is still used as a scientific research cent.. More...

Dec 27 2007 A touch of Magic - WWP Wrinkle in time entry
24 hours away from the 2007 december solstice I still didn't come up with a subject. I wanted something contemporary, something that could only be found during this years solstice. I then stepped out of my bed and opened the bedroom curtains. And there it was, the fierce force of the wrinkle had opened a hole in the sp.. More...

Oct 11 2007 The coastal border of Westkapelle - My wwp306 entry
The coastline you are viewing is a dike around the village of Westkapelle. During World War II, The dike was part of the Atlantikwall. The Atlantikwall was the German defence border against the Allies, it stretched from Norway to Spain. The Germans built all sorts of bunkers and anti-aircraft artillery on the dike. .. More...

Oct 11 2007 Atmosphere, a thing of the past? - My wwp307 entry
Atmosphere as a theme has, in my opinion, been the hardest challenge yet. Because what is atmosphere really? The technical meaning aside, it is a subtle term. Atmosphere mainly has to do with people and the .. More...

Oct 11 2007 Wind mill "De Koe" - My wwp907 entry
The original of this page can be found here. A Dutch Windmill 2007 is the Dutch national year of the windmill, therefore the "Sustenance" theme is an excellent occasion to put one of the many Dutch windmills in the spot light.. More...

Sep 06 2007 Festung Hohensalzburg - Medieval fortress Hohensalzburg
The Hohensalzburg fortress is the biggest medieval fortress to stay intact until this day. You can go up by stairs (200 meters) or by cable car. We where brave enough to take the stairs. While the outside of the fortress is not richly decorated, the inside is. The Goldener Stube and the Goldener Saal are some of the hi.. More...

Aug 22 2007 Gollinger Wasserfall - The Waterfalls of Golling
Golling is a small town some 30km below the city of Salzburg. It's location between Salzburg and the Dachstein mountains make it a good operating base. Culture to the north and nature to the south. The Dachstein mountains house a lot of caves. One of them is the spectacular Eisriesenwelt cave, but you can also visit t.. More...

Aug 21 2007 Krimmler Wasserfälle - The highest waterfalls of Europe
The Krimml falls in Austrians national park "Hohe Tauern" are the highest waterfalls in Europe. They drop 380 meter in three stages, transporting an average of 6 cubic meters per second. The highest measured throughput was 57 cubic meters per second. The bottom part drops its water in a bowl shaped pond, creating a.. More...

Aug 21 2007 Beinhaus Hallstatt - The Bone Chapel
Hallstatt is a small town cramped between the main road and the Hallstätter See. The houses were placed so close to each other that some of them can only be reached from the water side. the Pfarrkirche, built on a rock above the town, has a small chapel called the "Beinhaus". It holds some 1200 human skulls, decorated.. More...

Aug 20 2007 Eisriesenwelt Cave - A view over the Salzach valley and the cave
I shot this panorama on the narrow ledge of a walkway just in front of the Eisriesenwelt cave. Shooting the panorama close to the abyss made me quite an attraction for the tourists. Eisriesenwelt in Werfen (some 50 km below Salzburg) is the biggest known system of ice caves in the world. Until this day about 42 km .. More...

Aug 19 2007 Dom Klagenfurt - The Klagenfurt Cathedral
The Dom of Klagenfurt features a mix of building styles. The Dom was built in 1578 as a protestant church. The jezuites took it over in 1604 and in 1787 it was promoted to cathedral. The Dom burnt down in 1723 and was severely bombarded in 1944. Today, after the numerous renovations, the mix of styles forms a nice comp.. More...

Jul 30 2007 Spanish flag on Plaza de Colón - The biggest spanish flag in Spain
Plaza de Colón was established in 1893 in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus voyage to America, celebrated the year before in 1892. On the Paseo de la Castellana side there is a monument to Columbus built in 1885. This is a statue of Columbus standing at the pinnacle of a tall column. He appears to be.. More...

Jul 22 2007 Dance Parade Middelburg 2007 - The 6th annual Dance Parade in Middelburg
The Dance Parade is an annual event in the historical town of Middelburg. One day a year, the normally very quiet and serious capital of the Province turns into one big, noisy and colorful festival. About a dozen open trucks filled with cheering and dancing people drive through a densely packed crowd in the historic.. More...

May 17 2007 Estacion Atocha - Old Railway Station in Madrid
The Atocha train station opened in 1851 and was the first train station in Madrid. After being destroyed by fire, it was rebuild in 1892. In 1992 a new station was built directly behind the old station to serve the new high speed AVE trains. The old building was converted into a complex with a night club, shops and a 4.. More...

Apr 25 2007 Plompe Toren - View over the Oosterschelde
The plompe Toren is what remains of the medieval village of Coudekerk. In the second half of the 16th century the entire village was slowly flushed away by the river Oosterschelde. The tower is what is left of the village church. While the church was broken down when the water moved in, the tower was kept as a beac.. More...

Mar 08 2007 Boulevard Flushing - Waterfront in Vlissingen, Holland
Overlooking the Flushing Marina, the Arsenaal and the statue of Michiel de Ruyter... More...

Dec 20 2006 Sunset over the North Sea - WWP best of 2006
This panorama is my entry for the WWP 1206 event. The event features the "best of 2006" panoramas of the participants. This is the accompanying text for the panorama: Sun setting over the North Sea For me, unfortunately 2006 did not spawn a good ca.. More...

Oct 01 2006 Rhine - Altenahr Castle Ruins
The ruins of the Are castle above Altenahr can be reached after a small steep climb. You can get a nice view over the Ahr valley from the lookout shelter built on top of the ruins. Ofcourse you can also take the chairlift on the south west part of the town to do that. I took quite some risk to shoot this panorama. I.. More...

Sep 25 2006 emotions - WWP transportation entry
This panorama is my entry for the WWP 906 event. The event is themed around "transportation". This is the accompanying text for the panorama: Transportation of the soul Mankind is really dependant on transportation. The reason for that is that our speci.. More...

Sep 03 2006 Rhine - Ahrweiler Church
The town of Ahrweiler has a small center that is completely surrounded by a medieval oval shaped city wall. It has small streets and extreme steep corners. I coincidentally saw a car totally bust its bumper while driving through one of the narrow corners. That was just before I had to take my car into the center, and .. More...

Jul 09 2006 Old town - Wenceslas Square
This panorama was taken on the shopping side of the Wenceslas square in Prague. The Wenceslas square is far too elongated to be called a square if you ask me. The square has seen many riots during the past ages. When the Sovjets invaded Prague, they started shooting at the beautiful museum. Because of the great stature.. More...

Jul 08 2006 Old town - Charles Bridge
This panorama is work in progress. There's someone with an incomplete face and I don't like the colors and contrast yet. Taken on the charles bridge on the side of the old town near night fall. Nevertheless, the Charles bridge is a beautiful sight. It is a stone Gothic bridge that connects the Old Town and Malá St.. More...

Jul 08 2006 Old town - The Jewish cemetery in Prague
This panorama shows you a view of the Jewish Cemetery in the Josefov quarters in Prague. The cemetery was used from 1439 to 1787 and is the oldest existing Jewish cemetery in Europe. It is estimated that more than 100.000 bodies were buried here in about 12 layers of soil. There are about 12.000 tombstones in this s.. More...

Jan 29 2006 Hope - Facing the Hope slide
The Hope Slide was one of the largest landslides ever recorded in Canada. It occurred in the morning hours of 9 January 1965. An earlier, small avalanche had forced four people to stop their vehicles a few miles southeast of the town of Hope, British Columbia (150 km east of Vancouver), on a stretch of the Hope-Princet.. More...

Dec 09 2005 Wells Gray Park - Spahats Gorge and Falls
Spahats is noted not only for its impressive waterfall but beautiful gorge where you can see the layers of lava rock. The falls take a 75M plunge down. They are located some 10 kilometers along the Clearwater Valley Road. The canyon is really beautiful to see and when you look over the edge, the floor of the basin is .. More...

Dec 02 2005 Jasper National park - Almost on top of Whistler Mountain
Whistler mountain lies right next to the town of Jasper. The top of the mountain can conveniently be reached by cable car... More...

Dec 01 2005 Waterton National park - Goat Haunt (american side)
Goat Haunt is the farthest point that can be reached from Waterton park by boat. The beach is past the border with the U.S.A. An American border patrol hut awaits you here. Only Canadian and American Residents are allowed to walk the park around the beach. a simple dutchman like me just has to stand on the beach and wa.. More...

Nov 28 2005 Waterton National park - Waterton viewed from Bears hump
Waterton park or, by it's complete name, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is at the south border of Canada. The entrance of the park is by itself very impressive. After hundreds of square miles of prairie in Alberta you suddenly stumble upon steep mountains and lush vegetation. Close to the entrance lies Water.. More...

Nov 07 2005 Victoria - Whale watch take-off point
We spent our last two nights in the vicinity of Victoria. Victoria is a peaceful and nice city. It has a strong british atmosphere. We took a whale watch ride from the spot this panorama was taken on. It's a bit pricy ($75 pp), but well worth the money. We took a 3 hour trip and got some impressing sights. Breaching tr.. More...

Oct 19 2005 Banff National park - Hoodoos
In Jasper we visited the hoodoos. Strange stone pillars that stick out of the ground. This once was a cliff, but winds and the force of refreezing melting water wore everything away. Well, except for the remaining pillars ofcourse. But in time, they'll dis.. More...

Oct 05 2005 Sea to Sky Highway - Joffre Lower Lakes
Travelling from Cayoosh to Lillooet, we made a stop at Joffre Lower Lake. A beautiful serene lake, embedded in the rocks like a big emerald. We were lucky to be there all alone. to enjoy the silence and the mosquitos.... More...

Oct 04 2005 Vancouver - Vancouver harbour
The day after the flight from Holland I was fresh again and enthousiastic to meet the city. I went to the harbour to shoot this panorama of the beautiful harbour of Vancouver. On the other side of the water you can see Granville Island. It's not really an island, but more of a peninsula. It houses a big market place a.. More...

Oct 03 2005 Vancouver - Executive Inn hotel room
After 22 hours of tiresome travel, we landed in Vancouver. First stop: our hotel. I hugged the bed like it had been my best friend for years. I took a rather boring panorama of the hotel room to test my panorama gear. You might want to skip it, it's here for completeness.... More...