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Re: The Travels of Ms. Lara Croft....

Post by maxchen » 25 Aug 2014 04:08

Where is our Lara right now ? Do not have hear about her for a long time.

And finally, a bright milkyway with my Lara doll.
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Post by Jorge22 » 25 Aug 2014 11:33

Nice pic! Is she in another galaxy?
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Post by snork » 25 Aug 2014 15:28

wow.

Where do you live that you get such a nice sky ?
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Post by Jorge22 » 25 Aug 2014 16:35

If my memory serves me well (at times it doesn't) Max is an astronomy lover. Hence, that picture has been re-worked and that's how it looks that great.

EDIT: Or maybe that sky is some kind of backdrop?
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Post by snork » 25 Aug 2014 17:32

Oh, I am sure it is real alright.
I think You have to be somewhere more south than my place, and far away from cities, maybe also from coasts ?
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Post by maxchen » 25 Aug 2014 17:45

I took this pic from a country side in China and far away from the city.The milky way can be seen by the naked eye clearly.
For a bright milky way, it exposure for 1 minutes, so it may not exactly the same to what you see .

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Post by mugs » 25 Aug 2014 17:55

just brilliant!
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Post by Mytly » 25 Aug 2014 18:03

Maxchen - that's gorgeous. :2thumbsup:

Lara update: She's still with me, and getting a little restless. :wink: I had planned to take her on a trip to a lovely ancient archaeological site earlier this year, but unfortunately the trip got cancelled due to real life issues. :( Now I'm planning another trip in October (to a city this time, but there's still plenty for Lara to see), and I was hoping to take her along. However, if anyone else would like to have her before that, I'd be happy to send her to them. :)

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Post by Jorge22 » 25 Aug 2014 19:36

maxchen wrote:I took this pic from a country side in China and far away from the city.The milky way can be seen by the naked eye clearly.
For a bright milky way, it exposure for 1 minutes, so it may not exactly the same to what you see .
I was right, never said it was a photoshop or anything. a 1 minute exposure does it, not your regular exposure time. Amazing result, that's true.
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Post by Dutchy » 29 Jul 2015 08:55

I wonder where Lara is at... Didn't hear from her in almost a year, or is she lost in transit?

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Post by vimmers » 29 Jul 2015 09:48

i think Mytly kidnapped her :lol:

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Post by Mytly » 29 Jul 2015 14:13

I haven't kidnapped her ... she's just staying with me because nobody else seems to want her. :-P

Seriously, though - if anybody else wants her, please say so, and I'll send Lara to them asap. Lara has seen enough of India now - she's getting bored.

That reminds me - I should post the photos of Lara's recent trip to the city of Hyderabad. :)

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Post by Moonpooka » 31 Jul 2015 01:22

That's so spooky.. I was just saying to my BF about this doll and her travels and came here to show him all about it.. and find a recent post.. I thought she disappeared ages ago.. :D
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Post by Mytly » 30 Sep 2015 21:59

As I mentioned above, I was going to post photos of Lara's trip to Hyderabad, but on going through the photos I had previously posted, I realized that I hadn't finished posting all the photos of the previous trip. These photos are really very overdue (oops, my bad :blush: ), so I'll just post them without further ado.

Lara's Indian trip - Part 6: Mandu - Part 2

(This is a continuation of this post. Mandu, as mentioned in that post, is a ruined Medieval city in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India.)

This is Jami Masjid, a 15th century mosque in Mandu.
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Inside the vestibule of Jami Masjid.
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These kind of stone latticework windows are very common in Islamic architecture in India. Lara strikes a pose on the windowsill.
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In the courtyard of the mosque.
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A colonnade spanning one side of the courtyard.
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I'm not entirely sure, but I think that the alcove is supposed to denote the direction of Mecca, that is, the direction Muslims face when praying.
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Tomb of Hoshang Shah, a 15th century king.
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A colonnade on the edges of the tomb's courtyard.
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The front of the tomb.
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Inside the tomb.
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Lara is not impressed. "I've raided better tombs," she says.
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But she does approve of the gorgeous latticework window in the tomb.
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This is all that remains of a tower called the 'Tower of Victory'.
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Inside the tower ... if it can be called 'inside'.
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The ruins of another tomb. Not much for Lara to raid here. (Can you spot her? :wink: )
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To be continued ...

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Post by Mytly » 30 Sep 2015 22:19

Lara's Indian trip - Part 7: Indore

Indore is a modern city in Madhya Pradesh. It has a number of interesting temples and palaces, from the days when it used to be the home of kings. Unfortunately, we visited it on a day when a number of the tourist attractions were closed due to a festival, so Lara didn't get to see many of the sights. Here are a few that she did see.

This is Rajwada Palace, an iconic landmark of Indore. Unfortunately it was closed, so all Lara could do was admire it from across the street...
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... and peep at its back facade through the back gate.
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A tiny temple attached to the Palace was not closed though.
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It was really unusual for a temple ... it felt more like a small inn or something. Here's Lara in the central courtyard.
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The back garden.
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This is Kanch Mandir (Glass Temple). Its interior is completely made up of tiny pieces of coloured glass. It's spectacular ... but unfortunately, photography is not allowed inside, so I can't post anything other than a photo of the exterior. :(
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(I did find a couple of images on Google that give some idea what the interior is like: http://www.holidaytravel.co/userfiles/i ... Mandir.jpg and https://nevertiredoftravelling.files.wo ... indore.jpg)

Jain Mandir, another temple. (I forgot Lara in the car, so she does not appear in these shots. :blush: )
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Beautiful carvings.
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More carvings.
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A village bazaar that we passed while driving from Indore to Mandu.
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A woman selling powdered colours in the bazaar. These are used to draw 'rangoli', a geometric design at the entrance of a house on festive occasions.
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That's it for the older trip! Next time, Lara goes to Hyderabad. :)

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