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Misfat Al Abriyeen (Al Dhakhiyla, Oman 2017)

Misfat Al Abriyeen is a unique mud brick mountainous village located 1,000 m above sea level on the mountain foothills surrounding wilayat Al Hamra. The village boasts amazing agricultural terraces, beautiful alleys, and old houses built on top of solid rocks, surely as means of providing security during the olden times.

Photo made during #NGExpeditions trip to #Oman, traveling the sands of time with +National Geographic Travel.

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The Wadi (Muscat, Oman 2017)

Tucked away between the mountains outside Muscat, Wadi Adai is the largest dry riverbed in the area. I captured this posed portrait in an abandoned house, alongside the wadi. I wonder how much daily life has changed since the original owners used to live between these mud brick walls.

Photo made during +National Geographic Travel​ trip to #Oman, traveling the sands of time.

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Carribean Brunch (Muscat, Oman 2017)

Day one in Oman, with an early check-in at the fabulous Al Bustan Palace, along with an amazing Carribean Brunch, just what was needed to recharge after the overnight flight into Muscat.

Photo made during a +National Geographic Travel ​ trip to #Oman, traveling the sands of time. #rcmemories

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The Maiko (Kyoto, Japan 2015)

Kyoto is the heart of Japan’s geisha world. In Kyoto, however, fully-fledged geisha are properly called geiko. Young ladies, usually between the ages of 15 and 20, train for five years to become a geiko. During this period, they are known as maiko. Today, only a few hundred true geishas remain in Kyoto.

Meeting one of Kyoto’s geishas was truly a magical and memorable experience.

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The Cormorant Fishermen of Guilin (Guangxi, China 2016)

One of the highlights of my trip to China was to meet the famous cormorant fishermen of Guilin. Even if the water is too polluted now for fishing to be sustainable, these fishermen remain icons of some sort in this area, prized by many photographers, yet they remain as graceful as ever, even with old age. Their art will eventually be lost, as new generations take over, turning traditions into simple tourist attractions. I’m so glad and honored to have been able to meet the authentic, original cormorant fishermen of Guilin.

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Friends (London, United Kingdom 2016)

Dedicated to friendship.

I captured this scene in the London borough of Richmond last December, a tranquil riverside village of known for its historic pubs, upscale restaurants and enormous park. Taking a sunset walk along the Thames river was the highlight of the day!

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Pontocho (Kyoto, Japan 2015)

Pontocho is one of Kyoto's most atmospheric dining areas. It is a narrow alley running from Shijo-dori to Sanjo-dori, next to the Kamogawa River. The alley is packed with restaurants on both sides offering a wide range of dining options from inexpensive yakitori to traditional and modern Kyoto cuisine, foreign cuisine and highly exclusive establishments that require the right connections and a fat wallet. I captured this scene close to the entrance of Pontocho while on a #NGExpeditions trip to #Japan with +National Geographic Travel. Did I mention my favorite dinner of my entire stay in Japan was in a small Pontocho yakitori? If you are ever in Kyoto, don't miss it!

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Muttrah Fish Souq (Muscat, Oman 2017)

Last day in Muscat. Before leaving the country's capital, we stopped at the Muttrah Fish Souq close to the fishing port. As I wandered around, a local pointed me to the pier, where the wish was usually offloaded from the small boats. Sure enough, I came across this group of fisherman who was removing today's catches from the net. It was a moment I would most definitely have missed had I not decided to check out the backstage of the Muttrah Fish Souq.

Photo made during #NGExpeditions trip to #Oman, traveling the sands of time with +National Geographic Travel.

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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (Muscat, Oman 2017)

Day two in Oman had us beat the crowds to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, having it virtually for ourselves. It's one of the most beautiful and extravagant modern mosques in the world. The mosque first opened in 2001 and took six years to build. It features an amazing blend of Islamic, Middle Eastern, and Omani architectural styles, and also hosts one of the world’s largest handmade Persian rugs and one of the world’s biggest chandeliers, with 600,000 shining bright Swarovski crystals and weighing some 8,5 tons!

Photo made during +National Geographic Travel​ trip to #Oman, traveling the sands of time.

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Follow the Path (Villajoyosa, Spain 2014)

Today I am off on my latest adventure, traveling the sands of time between Oman and the United Arab Emirates. I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces on this trip and capturing unique moments on this fascinating journey. Stay tuned!

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The First Snow of Winter (Thônes, France 2014)

I just love spending Christmas in the Alps, a perfect moment to spend with the family. The first snow of the winter seems to arrive later every year, usually in the form of a blizzard. As soon as there's a break in the weather, I just love to get out and admire the changed landscape, covered in white, and allowing for some amazing photography.

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Fountain of Life (Rajasthan, India 2015)

Deserts are known to be inhospitable, yet they also hold unimaginable colors. Few realize that the Thar Desert is the most densely populated desert in the world, home to over 40% of Rajasthan's population.

I captured this shot close to the India-Pakistan border, after attending the annual Desert Festival and Camel show, held in Jaisalmer.

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IT Specialist with a passion for photography
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World traveler, explorer & photographer
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I am a French-American Fine Art, Landscape and Travel Photographer.
Born in Sydney, Australia, I have extensively travelled throughout my life. I am now spending my days in Alicante, Spain.

My passion for photography is driven by my love of travel, capturing the essence of faraway places, the people, the culture.

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Having visited 4 continents by age 3
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