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Tufuvai Beach, 'Eua, Tonga

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Comments (8)

Ghiocela on July 5, 2008

What beautiful landscape, Ian! Well looked at so tall! I'm surprised but I like the idea of beach forest so close! Much different beach from the Black Sea! Simona

stephan Seo on July 6, 2008

Dear Ian,

How are you! Welcome back to Panoramio. I think you are very lucky.Tonga is one of an unacquainted country in World.You have been there and you have touched them. Such jobs demand good understanding, thinking, and communications skills.Me and panoramio families will be known new way of thinking through your natural photos.Thank you for your sharing,Ian !


Ian Stehbens on July 6, 2008

You are very understanding and very appreciative, Stephan. Thankyou so much. There will be quite a lot more of Tonga photos to come.

Kind regards,


©Toodleberry on July 9, 2008

I love aerials, but particularly this one because when you zoom in on the map, looking back and forth, this picture almost looks like the map. I really dig your collection.


Ian Stehbens on July 10, 2008

Dear Chris,

It is always a good feeling to have someone tell you you are not lost! I am delighted that you are enjoying the gallery as you 'dig' around in it Chris. You have a friend for life!

In my collection I have deliberately included some of the most popular spots like the Sydney Opera House seen from my perspective, and then many places for which there is no GE record.

By joining in Panoramio, I have be given the freedom and the audience to share with, and therefore to try many other genre, including art, flora and macro images. So the variety I owe to you and the wide network of Panoramio friends.

People like our mutual friend Marilyn love colour, others are birders, some like anything on rails, and so the subjects just diversify. I trust that you have as much enjoyment from our hobby and story telling and affirming each other as I do. I am sure you will Chris.


©Toodleberry on July 10, 2008

Hi Ian,

I think that I have met my match with lengthiness. I rarely can write just a sentence or two. I am more tangential than you, you stay on topic. LOL. I do like that you like to share info...I love learning terminology, mostly because I just like linguistic, but completely amateur. I like Noam Chomsky's theories, but mostly I like to figure out the etymology without looking it up to see if I am correct. So any new terminology sent my way, I'll read and gobble up. I love anthropology, so reading about the villages in Tonga is fascinating to me. I will have to admit my ignorance about the stone circle in the South Pacific, aside from Easter (which isn't really the South Pacific). My mother, when she was alive, visited Easter Island on her Chilean trip. She loved traveling and went to every continent except Antartica, but made it as close to Tierra del Fuego. Every year she'd come back from some interesting place in the world, and to me almost every place has something that exists nowhere else. The States have two henges, the Woodhenge outside of St. Louis, Missourri and the other is the Carhenge, forgetting which state, but out west. So you're a Brisbanite, and a transplant Sydneysider. I stayed with a Brisbanite my first time to London. He's now a DJ in one of London's biggest clubs, Heaven. See what I mean, tangential. Kath and Kim will remain the same. The original is a big hit here in NY, can't speak for the rest of the country. We get it on cable, although I don't think that it's on anymore. One of our networks were going to do an American Ab Fab, but the network wanted to sensor most of what was funny about Eddy and Patsy, like drinking and driving in Los Angeles or their persistent drug use. And just their generally abusive behavior. I can only imagine how sedate Kath and Kim will be. Not sure, but I think that this will be the first Aussie sit-com to be have an American version. I just had an absurd thought: is there a topiary in the world with shrubs sculpted in the shape of other plants, like palm trees or somethin'? I think that would be fun!

Well be well Ian,

Friend here too,


Ian Stehbens on July 11, 2008

Thank you so much Chris, for all the news and the sharing. It is interesting and generous of you.



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