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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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Like 6 ! Very nice shot. Best regards from Athens.

SUPER COMPOSITION AND PHOTO!!! LIKE! Best regards, Darja.

sonjamar ci voleva proprio un missile così per distruggere panoramio? ciao bruno

Beste Hans , ik reis niet en al kijk ik soms op je site, heb ik daar niet de energie meer voor alle te bezoeken, maar misschien kan jij vele mensen bereiken om toch te tekenen, voor mij is het mijn hele leven ik ben 86 nu ,en denk dat ze een hele groep mensen in de kou gaan laten staan, ik zou je daar heel dankbaar voor zijn. Groetjes uit Edegem, Louisa

E' tanto che sogno di fare questa foto...

La tua è veramente ben fatta, ottima prospettiva e colori stupendi.

Complimenti per tutta la tua galleria, ti ho inserito

tra i miei preferiti.

Ciao dall'Italia, Roberta

URGENT : We can save Panoramio ! Signing the petition form we can keep our beloved Panoramio alive !!! We need minimum 10.000 signatures, but we can reach MUCH MORE !


URGENT : On peut sauver Panoramio ! Il existe une forme de petition pour ceux qui veulent que Panoramio reste ouvert. Nous avons besoin de 10.000 signatures, mais nous pouvons atteindre BEAUCOUP PLUS !


URGENTE : Assinando o formulário de petição há a eventualidade de se manter aberto o Panoramio ! Precisamos mínimos de 10.000 assinaturas, mas podemos atingir MUITO MAIS !


URGENTE : firma de la solicitud existe la posibilidad de mantener abierta Panoramio! Tenemos que partir de 10.000 firmas, pero podemos llegar MUCHO MÁS !


URGENTE : Possiamo salvare Panoramio! Firma la petizione possiamo mantenere nostro amato Panoramio vivo !!! Abbiamo bisogno di minimo 10.000 firme, ma possiamo raggiungere MOLTO DI PIÙ !


ΕΠΕΙΓΟΝ: Μπορούμε να σώσουμε το Panoramio ! Υπογράφοντας την σχετική αίτηση μπορούμε να κρατήσουμε το αγαπημένο μας Panoramio ζωντανό. Χρειαζόμαστε 10.000 υπογραφές, αλλά μπορούμε να έχουμε ΠΟΛΥ ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΕΣ !

Dear Panoramio friend,

Google is going to kill Panoramio! For more information please refer to your forums!

The group ! VIEWS ? No, thanks ! is your protest group!

And please sign the Petition Google: Keep The Panoramio Community Alive from the founders of Panoramio, Eduardo und José to Google and spread it!

Wake up!

Let you know all your friends!

Thank you very much for your support!

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