Hans Sterkendries
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Views? No Thanks! As of September 2014, we know Panoramio will be replaced by Google Views. So far Views does not meet my expectations or even the basic requirements to become a decent photography community. I will continue to upload pictures to Panoramio but when and if Views is prematurely pushed upon us I will do a complete Take-Out of my pictures and move to another website. ********************** Real Name: Hans Sterkendries - I was born in 1976 and grew up in a small village in Belgium. ********************** I got my first camera at the age of 12 but it wasn't until my studies that I really got hooked. I bought myself a Canon 500N in 1997 and went digital a few years later with the Canon Digital Rebel (300D). Nowadays, I use a Canon 5D, usually with a Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. ************************************ At age 14 I started working as a journalist for different (local) newspapers. What started as a hobby is now a profession: I'm still working as a journalist, mainly as a travel writer because it allows me to combine my job with my passion for travel. I borrowed my life's motto from Mark Twain: "travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness". Belgium is still my base camp but a lot of the time I'm on the road. Right now I have pictures from 60 different countries online, not counting Disneyland ;-). ************************************ A few years ago I wanted to share some pictures with friends of mine. I somehow discovered Panoramio and immediately liked the idea of being able to geolocate my pictures. My goal on Panoramio is not to promote myself as a photographer: most pictures are uploaded for the pleasure of sharing them, the pleasure of showing the world. My goal is not to have all my pictures on Google Earth either. I upload all different aspects of travel: people, food, animals... ************************************ My photo titles usually simply state where they are shot and not necessarily what they show. Whenever possible I use the official language of the country. My tags are in English, Dutch and in the official language(s) of the country/region. I apologise if exception are made. My mother tongue is Dutch but I also speak French, English, Spanish and bit of German, Italian and Russian. I try to express myself in my correspondent's language but when I'm in a hurry I usually choose English as a lingua franca. Xenophobic, racist or otherwise offensive comments will be removed and reported to the team. ************************************ With all the travelling going on I have little time for hobbies. This website takes up a good deal of my spare time, I love to read and watch tv series and I'm a scuba diver. You can also find me on a few online networks but this is my major web presence. ************************************ If you have a decent computer processor, hit this link to see my whole gallery: http://cestavoir.free.fr/viewer2.html?68287.

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Louisa, sorry voor het late antwoord. Fijne kerst is intussen gelukkig nieuwjaar geworden. Ik heb jouw lieve comentaar ene beetje uit het oog verloren omdat ik met andere dingen bezig was.

Groetjes Hans

Inderdaad een droomplek! Ik raad het aan iedereen aan. Heel betaalbaar, vlakbij Mombasa maar de ideale plek om tot rust te komen.

Groeten - Hans

Dag Christien, geweldig om die vogels bezig te zien. En geweldig hoe behendig ze die grassprietjes in elkaar vlechten.

Groeten - Hans

Magnifiques et gracieuses. J'ai eu l'occasion d'en voir une fois au Niger. Amitiés, christian

C'est vrai que le climat se réchauffe Flo! Voila la recette de la ficelle picarde,essayes et du me diras si tu as été nouée! ;) J'ai hâte de lire la réponse de Jackie à mon précédent commentaire! Friendly, Christian

Delwedd Beautiful .... Cyfarchion o ddinas Ruda Slaska - GWLAD PWYL

Wonderful winter landscape! LIKE-6! Greetings from Ukraine. Yuri.

Salut Christian, le champagne je ne sais pas mais le vin rouge est superbe! Au plaisir de te rencontrer en Picardie. Amitiés - Hans

Beautiful photography. LIKE My best wishes for a happy new year 2014!. Thanasis



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