Hi there, Photo-blog-friends who did not make the switch yet. New photo’s can be seen/followed at https://harrienijland2.wordpress.com/. A 2nd blog because this first one is full.

Hallo, Foto-blog-vrienden die de overstap nog niet gemaakt hebben. Nieuwe foto te zien/volgen op https://harrienijland2.wordpress.com/ . Een vervolg van deze blog, omdat de deze eerste vol is.

Hit the LINK and I hope to see you at nr2.

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A good excuse for a good Beer

A good excuse for a good Beer

I have feared this moment; because I think that good things should go on for ever… 😉 But I have only a couple of MB’s left on this ‘free blog’. So I have set up a second one:

https://harrienijland2.wordpress.com/

So all you friends out there, may I invite you to hit this link to ‘harrie nijland 2’; hit the follow button once more; and then we have another 3 GB to go…

Thanks for being around here; all the Likes and Comments! Cheers! See you.

Thaipusam prt16

Thaipusam prt16

More from Thaipusam.

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Thaipusam prt1

Thaipusam prt1

We got up early to find us a parking place as close as possible to the Batu Caves. I was told that there would be a huge crowd on the loose, to celebrate ‘Thaipusam’. It’s a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community. It looked like an enormous ritual: “On the day of the festival, devotees will shave their heads and undertake a pilgrimage along a set route while engaging in various acts of devotion, notably carrying various types of kavadi (burdens). At its simplest this may entail carrying a pot of milk, but mortification of the flesh by piercing the skin, tongue or cheeks with vel skewers is also common. The simplest kavadi is a semicircular decorated canopy supported by a wooden rod that is carried on the shoulders, to the temple. In addition, some have a small spear through their tongue, or a spear through the cheeks… The Kavadi itself is a physical burden through which the devotees implore for help from the God Murugan. (Wiki) “. An impressive day…

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Thaipusam prt15

Ladies Night prt1

Ladies Night prt1

This ‘Ladies Night’, started with a nice diner; arranged by Silvia; who is in prt2. She brought her own wine and glasses, which is not strange in a free-minded, Islamic country. After the very good food, we visited the nearby marketplace in the darkness of the evening.

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Ladies Night prt2

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Ladies Night prt15

A quiet day prt1

A quiet day prt1

Sometimes there appears a day that makes you want to calm down. We walked around for a while, but pretty soon we returned home and viewed the shots we had taken in Penang on the computer. We hadn’t done that for a long time and it was fun. And debating shots also brings new insights. In the evening we were invited to a fine diner by Francis and friends; great evening. 🙂

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A quiet day prt2

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt46

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt46

The rest of ‘Market-place-day’. Cosy beer; delicious Japanese food; huge shopping mall in the mood for Chinese New Year; and a cab home.

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt47

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt47

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt48

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt49

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt50

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt50

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt51

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt52

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt52

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt53

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt53

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt54

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt54

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt55

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt56

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt57

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt58

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt59

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt60

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt31

‘Market-place-day’ prt3.

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt32

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt33

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt34

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt35

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt36

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt37

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt38

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt39

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt39

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt40

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt40

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt41

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt41

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt42

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt42

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt43

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt44

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt45

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt16

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt16

‘Market-place-day’ prt2.

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt17

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt17

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt18

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt19

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt20

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt21

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt22

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt23

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt23

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt24

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt24

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt25

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt25

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt26

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt26

(subtitle prt26: Agony )

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt27

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In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt28

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt29

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt29

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt30

In KL at the Market Place with Yuko and Hiroe prt30

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