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The retirement dream

Last summer I enjoyed a lovely holiday with my family in a small seaside village in Italy. When going for a stroll I spotted this couple. I guess this is what most people dream of when they picture their retirement: sunny weather, blue sky and lovely view. Beach at Grottammare (Italy) - SMC Pentax DA 20-40mm F2.8-4

Returning to India

This summer I had the opportunity again to visit India for a couple of days. Before flying home after a busy working-schedule, I had some hours by myself to walk around the streets of Pune. It's funny how the hotel personnel always tries prevent you from doing so. Aga Khan Palace in Pune (India) - SMC Pentax DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 The picture above was taken at the Aga Khan Palace  in Pune. It was constructed in  1892 and it is easily one of the few remaining historic buildings you can find around town. The Aga Khan is considered a  monument of national importance as Ghandi and his wife were  interned in the palace  for 2 years. Tucked away in a corner of the gardens I bumped into a column that holding Ghandi's ashes. Such a historic place and hardly any tourist to be found.

Strokes of light

This peculiar location - Poortgebouw - is literally next to my house and allows for great photographs. You're looking at a road that tunnels through an old building with a bridge right after it. Sounds complicated? Then check out the buildings' wiki page here .  I just bought a new lens for my camera and was going for a stroll to take some test shots. As happens very often during summer, the bridge started to open up and blocked all traffic. This girl showed up and she stopped exactly on the transition between shadow and daylight. Perfect! Poortgebouw in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - SMC Pentax DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 What I like about this shot is the strong framing, the structures under the bridge and of course the light that caresses her blonde hair and leather jacket.