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Andy Rouse / 6 items

N 27 B 1.1K C 11 E Oct 9, 2017 F Aug 28, 2023
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Hiroshima, Japan

Of all the places I’ve visited, Japan has to be my favourite… the culture, the people, the cities and not forgetting its rail network. Hiroshima has to be the most emotional place too. I was expecting a sombre and crest fallen city where tourists are mindful of its place in world history. I couldn’t have been more wrong… its vibrant, beautiful and forward looking and yes there is great respect still shown daily.

For this project, I’m trying to capture in a single image the essence of a place or its people and culture. I feel Hiroshima and its citizens speaks volumes about Japan in general.

Tags:   Peace Memorial Park Hiroshima Japan

N 34 B 1.3K C 3 E Sep 13, 2016 F Sep 1, 2023
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Venice, Italy

I could have picked hundreds of images to depict Venice from any of the cliché tourist shots, but I wanted something a bit more personal and I couldn’t think of anything better than the fero da prorà. You may think these are ten-a-penny and on every gondola but you’d be wrong. Not every gondola has the full profile.

Here’s the back story…
The iron prow-head of a gondola is called the "fero da prorà" or "dol fin", and is needed to balance the weight of the gondolier at the stern. The "S" shape is meant to be symbolic of the twists in the Canal Grande and the six forward facing teeth or prongs "rebbi" represent the six "sestieri" of Venice - SAN MARCO, SAN POLO, SANTA CROCE, CASTELLO, DORSODURO and CANNAREGIO.

The rear facing tooth represents the island of GIUDECCA. The curved top signifies the Doge's cap and the semi-circular break between the curved top and the upper tooth is said to represent the Rialto Bridge and the space in between the Bacino di San Marco (basin of San Marco). Sometimes three friezes can be seen in-between the six prongs, representing the three main islands of the city: Murano, Burano and Torcello.

Tags:   Fero da Prorà Gondola Venice Italy

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fast running out of new images to process and not a single outing in August so far which will blow another New Year’s resolution. So again, forced to resort to archive dipping. It’s always a dilemma I feel how far back you should go, but I hit on this idea which gives me free rein to look at anything I taken since taking up photography.

So here is my first entry into a new album titled – Around the World in Eighty Shots

Tags:   Christ the Redeemer Rio de Janeiro Brazil

N 52 B 1.3K C 12 E Jan 22, 2014 F Aug 29, 2023
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Cape Town, South Africa

There are probably only a handful of natural landmarks around the world that are instantly recognisable such as Uluru, Mount Fuji and the Grand Canyon. Table Mountain is another.

I visited here for my 50th and my loving wife booked me on a diving experience with Great White sharks… better check out those life insurance policies with my 60th just around the corner! This shot taken from Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of his 27 years imprisonment.

Tags:   Table Mountain Robben Island Cape Town South Africa

N 38 B 1.6K C 8 E Oct 3, 2013 F Sep 26, 2023
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Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

This project is going to prove quite difficult to complete. I only upgraded to a full frame camera in late 2013 with Cape Town being my first major shoot. This is before that purchase and shot with my Canon 20D so image quality might not be of the highest standard but so what!

I can only think of two images that represents Abu Dhabi – the first being the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which my images don’t do full justice to the building (I would vote this the #1 must see attraction if you ever visit Abu Dhabi) and the second – the Yas Marina circuit and this stunning hotel that straddles the race track.

When we visited it was named The Viceroy, but now it has been rebranded as the “W Abu Dhabi” under the ownership of the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

Tags:   W Hotels Yas Island Abu Dhabi


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