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The Kuna - indigenous people in Panama

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:35
About 30,000 Kuna, which call themselves Dule (translated: human), live in San Blas, an approximately 200 km long coastal strip along the northeastern Atlantic coast of Panama with its offshore islands up to the Colombian border. You can reach the islands by boat and you will find well-kept huts as accommodations with these friendly people.The Kuna are known for their traditional dances, which we wanted to include in this project. In addition, with years of resistance to Panama's integration efforts, the Kuna have managed to anchor their rights to independence in the Panama Constitution, which has contributed to the high authenticity of today's Kuna. The Panama Constitution guarantees Kuna rights and territorial rights - but they have had to fight hard for their autonomy today.
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The "Blue Pavillion"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:59
In Panmunjeom, a military settlement in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, in which the end of the Korean War was negotiated from 1951 to 1953, meetings between North and South Korean delegations take place in the "Blue Pavilion". In Seoul you can book sightseeing tours and you have the opportunity to visit the Blue Pavilion, unless there are consultations between North and South. We were lucky.

Mapungubwe - place of the stone of wisdom

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 11:07
The Mapungubwe National Park is located in the South African province of Limpopo. In addition to the biodiversity typical of Africa, archaeological sites have considerably expanded the level of archeological knowledge of the development of this region. The Mapungubwe Hill, which at first glance seems inconspicuous, turns out e.g. on closer inspection than the hilltop that was populated around 1000 years ago. Royal tombs were found here and it is believed that "up" lived between 1030 and 1290 the kings and soldiers of the Mapungubwe Empire, who were fed by the 3000 to 5000 farmers and hunters living at the foot of the elevation - the earliest class society in southern Africa .
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Color-Key pictures of plants

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:11
If the photo already tells a good story, the color scheme can add another facet to the suspense. We then no longer speak of photographs, the purpose of which is to reproduce motifs as lifelike as possible, e.g. is for documentation, but of images based on photographic material as the result of an artistic act. From this point of view, color key recordings should ultimately be assessed.

Blue hour in Osaka

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:51
From the right room in the right hotel you have an impressive view of the Bay of Osaka. At blue hour, the motif is almost completely filled with interesting micro-contrasts, so that the photo, appropriately enlarged and in the correct resolution, invites you to look at it for a long time.
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