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Shizuoka Mountains I

Shizuoka Mountains I © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Shizuoka, Japan. In the foreground there are typical green tea plants. One of the major “industries” in this region is the green tea production.

Ainokura II

Ainokura II © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Ainokura, Japan. See here for Ainokura I

Neglected Bridge

Neglected Bridge © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken somewhere in Japan. On the road to Gokayama there’s the Shogawa-river. Due to many dams along the river the waterlevel varies significantly. Hence, old roads are now flooded and new ones had to be built. However, there are still … Continue reading

Ainokura I

Ainokura © 2010 Konstantin Volke. All rights reserved.

Taken in Ainokura, Japan. The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The site is located in the Shogawa river valley stretching across the border of Gifu and Toyama Prefectures in northern Japan. … Continue reading

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Taken in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.

Ascending Mt. Fuji

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Mt. Fuji (Fujiyama) is the largest mountain and biggest volcano in Japan reaching 3,776m into the sky. During Juli and August its peak is not covered with snow and that makes it possible for tourists to climb it. We started … Continue reading

Throwing A Stone Into Lake Baikal

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Taken in Chuzhir, Russia. Chuzhir is something like the biggest settlement on Ol’chon, the third biggest lake-inbound island in the world and the biggest one within Lake Baikal. This is Paul throwing a stone into the deepest lake on earth.