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Venice 1988

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 15:30

Our trip to Venice in 1988 resulted in so many photo opportunities that the number of films we took with us was barely enough. The quality of the scanned slides leaves a lot to be desired, so that this photo presentation has more of a value than a contemporary testimony and a vintage collection.

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Sardinian flair

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:53

Olbia is an idyllic city in northeastern Sardinia, whose winding streets contrast beautifully with the inviting harbor promenade. In the bay of Olbia there are nice dream beaches with crystal clear water and sometimes bizarre rock formations. Impressive historical buildings like the former cathedral of San Simplicio from the 3rd century AD point to the important historical past of the island.

We had rented a house in the neighboring hills of Olbi and from there explored the island up to the Emerald Coast. The photos shown come from the following regions:

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City of pillars

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 18:01

In 1980 our plane spiraled in wide curves out of the blue sky to the capital of Greece and finally landed on the short runway of Athens airport. We only stayed a few days in the city because our primary destination was the island of Crete and we had already booked a ship passage from Piraeus.

But there was enough time for some photographs with our Voigtländer camera at the time. These are now scanned and maybe one or the other (or is it now different?) Has fun traveling back around 40 years in time and looking at the cars, historical places and street canyons of that time.

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Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 09/13/2021 - 15:04

The Buddhist Rumtek Monastery is the largest in Sikkim and is also called the Dharma Chakra Center. During the Chinese occupation of Tibet, the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje fled with an entourage of more than 160 lamas, monks and lay people from Tibet via Bhutan to Sikkim and built the new Rumtek above the original monastery.

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Gangtok - capital of Sikkim

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 09/13/2021 - 14:42

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim with around 30,000 inhabitants. It is located in the southeast of the state on the southern foothills of the Himalayan Mountains at an altitude of about 1,800 meters. From here you can also see the mighty Kanchenjunga.

The city is a center of Tibetan Buddhism with many Buddhist monasteries.

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