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Forum: Photos 07-14-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By PaulVDV
Hi Craig, I'm sorry ... I haven't stated my...

Hi Craig,

I'm sorry ... I haven't stated my question clearly.

What I meant is: Why do you think Vancouver is able to built a Sustainable Olympics while so many others have failed to do this?
...
Forum: Photos 07-14-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By PaulVDV
To holmertz: the presence of people

Hello Gert,

Regarding your remark about the presence of the people on the picture, I surely admit that they provide a good idea of the size of the torii and the length of this part of the tunnel....
Forum: Photos 07-13-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By PaulVDV
To jhm: Van goede graanoogst naar succes in de business

Dag John,

Een torii is een toegangspoort tot een schrijn of een tempel.
Soms ook wel tot een stad of een stadsdeel.
Meestel zijn ze knalrood of oranje.

In de 8ste eeuw werd een schrijn...
Forum: Photos 07-04-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By PaulVDV
To Royaldevon: quiet? not always and not everywhere

Hello Beverley,

Arashiyama is very popular in spring and in autumn.
I was there in spring.

There were many visitors but it's also an extensive area.
Several temples can be visited in...
Forum: Photos 06-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By PaulVDV
Hi Chris, Indeed, not cheap! How long did...

Hi Chris,

Indeed, not cheap!
How long did the flight last ?
Would you recommend it?

Best regards,
Paul
Forum: Photos 06-19-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By PaulVDV
Dear Mesut, Wow! That is of course a...

Dear Mesut,

Wow! That is of course a fantastic offer.
Being guided through Aphrodisias by an expert like you.
Thank you very much.

But it may still take quite a while before I get to Turkey...
Forum: Photos 06-18-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By PaulVDV
To jhm: Hoogtij

Dag John,

Er werden op TE al heel wat meer foto's van de torii van Miyajima geplaatst, onder andere enkele echt prachtige door Klaudio (Daddo).

De meeste foto's hier tonen de torii bij...
Forum: Photos 06-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By PaulVDV
To emka: temples and shrines in Miyajima

Hello Malgo,

I have visited the Daisho-in, a temple of Shingon Buddhism at the foot of Mount Misen.
This temple has many beautiful buildings and interesting interiors.

Also the Senjokaku (Hall...
Forum: Photos 06-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By PaulVDV
To holmertz: looking local ?

Hello Gert,

In the beginning of my trip I made a mistake by thinking that most of the tourists were Japanese.
Most of them were Asian but not necessarily Japanese.

Also many ethnic Chinese...
Forum: Photos 06-13-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By PaulVDV
Dag John, Ja, dat klopt. Vele Vlaamse...

Dag John,

Ja, dat klopt. Vele Vlaamse stripverhalen spelen zich af in een kasteel.
Toen ik kind was, was ik een verwoed stripfanaat. Later ging de tijd ontbreken.

Ik heb echter gedacht dat...
Forum: Photos 06-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By PaulVDV
tesbihs

Dear Mesut,

Thank you for your explanation.

WOW ! A collection of 100 tesbihs !
All of them Turkish ?

I have one and it comes from Cyprus but now I have forgotten where exactly in Cyprus I...
Forum: Photos 06-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By PaulVDV
To Angshu: overbooking

Hello Angshu,

Regarding the overbooking:

Have a look at the comments of Daniel (marabu61) who worked for of a mayor airline.
Rather staggering, I think how airlines feel about this. Apparently...
Forum: Photos 06-10-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By PaulVDV
Hi Ike, Yes, I read about the St.-Nicolas...

Hi Ike,

Yes, I read about the St.-Nicolas church in your note.
And I was quite sure that the tower belonged to this church ... but I wanted to know for sure if that golden dome also did.

Thank...
Forum: Photos 06-09-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By PaulVDV
To chrislo: Bamboebos in Frankrijk

Hallo Christian,

Ja, jij hebt dus een bamboebos en een Japanse tuin veel dichter bij huis!
Het filmpje was inderdaad in het Nederlands, met Hollands accent :)
Welbedankt !

Groeten, Paul
Forum: Photos 06-07-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By PaulVDV
To chrislo: Kimonos

Hallo Christian,

In het dagelijks leven zijn Japanners gekleed zoals wij.
Misschien wel meer formeel om te gaan werken dan hier in België. Op de metro naar of van het werk zag ik de meeste...
Forum: Photos 06-06-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By PaulVDV
To dta: les couleurs

Bonjour Denis,

On dit toujours que les plus belles couleurs dans la nature et dans les jardins en Japon sont vues en automne.
Je n'ai aucun doute de ça.

Mais à part des fleurs de cerisiers le...
Forum: Photos 06-04-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By PaulVDV
To photoray: the rock

Hello Ray,

I apologize but I’m not able to give a correct answer on your question about the rock.

In many Japanese gardens rocks occupy an important place. This may be for aesthetic but also...
Forum: Photos 06-03-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By PaulVDV
To nikkitta: very touristic

Hello Maria,

Perhaps this picture gives a different impression than the reality is. I wasn't aware of that. But the Kiyomizudera temple is one of the most visited temples in the most visited city...
Forum: Photos 05-31-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By PaulVDV
Hi Piotr, Who gets up early, is clearly...

Hi Piotr,

Who gets up early, is clearly rewarded.

Best regards from Belgium,
Paul
Forum: Photos 05-31-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By PaulVDV
Dag John, Ik heb altijd graag gereisd en...

Dag John,

Ik heb altijd graag gereisd en voel me goed in een vreemde omgeving.

In Japan spreken eigenlijk weinig mensen Engels, zeker in vergelijking met andere Aziatische landen.
In het...
Forum: Photos 05-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By PaulVDV
To jhm: Japan

Dag John,

Bedoel je dat ik bekeken werd ?
Helemaal niet.

Ik ken iemand die heel wat jaren geleden Japan bezocht en toen vaak aangestaard werd. Dit gebeurt nu niet meer. Tenminste niet waar ik...
Forum: Photos 05-29-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By PaulVDV
To Royaldevon: Traditional costumes in Japan

Hello Bev,

When I was in Japan I was surprised to see so many young people (especially young girls) who like to dress in traditional costumes in their leisure time when visiting a temple for...
Forum: Photos 05-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By PaulVDV
To Sergiom: pas si cher

Bonjour Serge,

Il y a une vingtaine d'années, j'ai parlé avec des compatriotes qui avaient visité le Japon. A cette époque, le pays était incroyablement cher. Impossible pour moi de visiter.
...
Forum: Photos 05-14-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By PaulVDV
To Kamilutka: rickshaw in Japan

Hello Kamila,

Compared to earlier times today the rickshaw in Japan is not exactly a form of public transport anymore.
It’s rather used by tourists (mostly Japanese) in quieter areas of the towns...
Forum: Photos 05-13-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By PaulVDV
To holmertz: hidden arm

Hello Gert,

The rickshaw puller had two arms.
Otherwise, the job was really impossible.

Japanese people always allow you to take a picture of them or of their children.
The only place in the...
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