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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Province
State
Place
Location
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Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Wheat Field with a Reaper", 1889.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 Detail of "Garden with Courting Couples", 1887.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Self-Portrait as an Artist", 1888.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Still Life Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers", 1889. This is one of a series depicting sunflowers.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "The Raising of Lazarus (after Rembrandt)", 1890. This is one of a series of religious paintings in the style of other artists.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 Part of Van Gogh's Japanese collection: "The Courtesan (after Eisen)", 1887).
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Still Life Vase with Violet Irises Against a Yellow Background", 1890.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 Detail of "Almond Blossoms", 1890.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Landscape with the Chateau of Auvers at Sunset", 1890.
Netherlands
Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum
 "Self-Portrait with Felt Hat", 1888.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Ometepe Island
Chorotega
 Chorotega is a historical site.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Ometepe Island
Chorotega
 Chorotega is famous for its petroglyphs.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Ometepe Island
Chorotega
 Large boulders and rocks are covered with geometric patterns.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Ometepe Island
Chorotega
 The petroglyphs were made by Nahua people.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Ometepe Island
Chorotega
 The petroglyphs date from 300 BC.
Nicaragua
Lake Nicaragua
Las Isletas
 Defensive fort.
Nicaragua
Managua
Huellas de Acahualinca
 The footprints were made in soft mud which was then covered by volcanic ash.
Nicaragua
Managua
Huellas de Acahualinca
 Excavated footprints of people running to the lake 10,000 years ago.
Norway
Oslo
 The Viking Museum in Oslo.
Oman
Muscat
Matrah
 Matrah Fort sits on the barren hills that surround the bay.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 The entrance to the fort.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 Nizwa Fort is a town within the city.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 Street scene inside the fort.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 The 40m high Round Tower.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 Inside the Round Tower.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 The main courtyard.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 One of the many rooms in the fort.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 The museum.
Oman
Nizwa
Nizwa Fort
 Bridal trunk in the fort museum.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
The fort was built by Moghul Emperor, Akbar and added to by Jehangir and Shah Jahan.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
Tha later additions are made of marble.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
Sandstone gateway.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
 The Shish Mahal (Palace of Mirrors).
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
Marble kiosk.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
Many buildings are surrounded by gardens.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
The Pearl Mosque.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
The Hall of Public Audiences.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
Decorated doorway.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
Decorated palace.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
Inlaid marble column.
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore Fort
Carved screen.
Pakistan
Lahore
Kim's Gun as mentioned in a Rudyard Kipling story.
Pakistan
Lahore
Bronze statue of the British Queen, Victoria.
Pakistan
Lahore
Badshahi Mosque
The Arjun Singh Sikh Temple is just outside the mosque.
Pakistan
Lahore
Badshahi Mosque
View of Lahore Fort from the mosque.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
 Jehangir was the fourth Moghul Emperor.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
One of the four minarets.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
The building dates from 1627.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
Jehangir's cenotaph.
Pakistan
Lahore
Tomb of Jehangir
The tomb of Nur Jahan.
Pakistan
Lahore
Abandoned Hindu temple.
Pakistan
Lahore
Wazir Khan Mosque
The mosque dates from 1643.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Udegram
Udegram dating from 2000 BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Udegram
Alexander The Great took Udegram and Greek coins are common in the area.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
The Swat Valley contains thousands of slate marker cemetaries dating from 1520 to 430 BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
The tomb of Khona, an Afghan general who died 900 years ago.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
A pre-Greek fort in the valley.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
A pre-Greek fort that later became a Buddhist monastery.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
The region was a boundary between Indian Buddhism and Greek culture.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
 A Buddhist stupa in Swat Valley which was once a Buddhist stronghold.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
The region is the ancient Gandara, known for its Greek style Buddhas.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
 Butkara (300 BC) is a Buddhist site influenced by Greek culture after the arrival of Alexander The Great.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Two lions.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
The site dates from the 2nd century BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Buddhist carvings.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Buddhist figures in the Gandara region are a mix of Buddhist and Hellenic styles.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Greek style columns.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Buddhist figure with Grecian style robes.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Base of a brick column.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Butkara
Greek style figures.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Taxila is the largest site in the Swat Valley.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Bhir Mound has been part of the Persian Empire (518 BC), Greek Empire (326 BC) and Buddhist Empire (262 BC).
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
The ruins of Ashoka's University which offered philosophy, theology, social and political studies, arts, medicine, military tactics and elephant driving.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
 The Dharmarajika Stupa was founded by Ashoka in 262 BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Detail of the Dharmarajika Stupa.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Taxila has been part of the Persian Greek and Buddhist Empires.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Carvings around the Dharmarajika Stupa.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
Sirkap is Taxila's second city.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
Sirkap was founded by Bactrian Greeks in 190 BC.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
The Kunala Monastery.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
The remains of a Greek temple.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
Combination of Indian and Helenic styles.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
The Jandial Temple of fire worship.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Sirkap
The Greeks picked up Persian religion on their way to the Swat Valley.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
All that remains of Taxila's third city, Sirsukh, are the 2nd century walls.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
The Mohra Moradu Stupa dates from the 2nd century.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
 Small stupa inside the Mohra Moradu Stupa.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
The Mohra Moradu Stupa dates from the 2nd century.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
 The Fasting Buddha in Taxila is one of only two in the world.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
The small museum at Taxila has carvings from all around the valley.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
 Buddha statues in the Swat Valley have Greek influence.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Buddhist carving.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
 Buddhist carving.
Pakistan
Swat Valley
Taxila
Taxila survived until the 8th century when Gengis Khan and Tamerlane invaded.
Pakistan
Multan
Tomb of Bahauddin Zikarya
The tomb dates from 1340.
Pakistan
Multan
Shah Rukn-e-Lam Shrine
 The 11th century shrine of Shah Rukn-e-Lam.
Pakistan
Sehwan Sharif
Shrine of Lal Qalandar Shahbaz
The shrine dates from the 13th century.
Pakistan
Sehwan Sharif
The town is dotted with tombs and shrines.
Pakistan
Sehwan Sharif
Desert shrine.
Pakistan
Mohenjodaro
Mohenjodaro is an ancient city topped by a 3rd century Buddhist stupa.

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