Sacred places


Buddhist stupa, Nepal

A buddhist stupa Dingboche in the Everest area, Nepal.
Buddhist cave temple, India

A 2000 year old Buddhist cave temple at Ajanta, India.
St. Peter in Rome

The stunning dome of the Sint Peter cathedral in Rome.
Ramanathaswamy temple, India

The Ramanathaswarmy, a superb Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu, India.
Kungri gompa

The Kungri gompa belongs to the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. Pin Valley, Himashal Pradesh, India.
The Golden Temple, Amritsar

Sunset at the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. Amritsar, India.
Orthodox church

The interior of an orthodox church in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Mosque in Diyabakir

The Ulu Cami mosque in Diyarbakir, Turkey, is build in 1091 and still in daily use.
Esfahan

The Masjed--Emam mosque in Esfahan (Isfahan), Iran.
Amritsar

At the Gurdwaras accomodation is free for Sikh pilgrims and others. Western tourists are expected to give a donation, of course.

All pictures are taken with an Olympus OM4Ti with Zuiko lenses on Kodachrome 64,
except nr 7 and 8, which are shot with an Olympus C5050 digital camera.
The Zuiko lenses used are the wide angles 24 mm F2.8 and 35 mm F2, and the fisheye 16 mm F3.5.