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Dennis Jarvis: 7 Beautiful Stories Through Photography

Photographer: Dennis Jarvis
Country: Halifax, Canada
Best words: “My pleasure comes from people enjoying my pictures and them wanting to use them.”

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Thailand-4146 – Maesa Elephant Camp
Taken on February 8, 2009

In the tropical jungle of Chiang Mai’s Maesa Valley, a big family of elephants lives side by side with their mahout caretakers. “Maesa Elephant Camp” is home to one of the largest assembly of elephants in the north of Thailand. They try to create a natural and healthy environment for the elephants while working to conserve and breed them, due to the dwindling number of Asian elephants left in the wild.

The elephants were taken to the river to be cleaned before the main show.

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Bedouin Girl
Taken on October 13, 2004

A Bedouin girl at the Urn tomb, she was trying to get me to buy some things from her stand. Even though I said no she was very nice and wanted to know where I was from etc.. Petra, Jordan.

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Morocco-128 – Coke Delivery
Taken on August 21, 2003

The Fez medina in Morocco is closed to motorized traffic, so donkeys are used to carry goods, Coke Cola has 400 donkeys they use to deliver their products, not all working at once.

Walking through the medina is like going back in time, a really great experience.

From my film days….

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Tibet-5483 – Potala Palace
Taken on November 16, 2006

Potala Palace is on the Red Hill of Lhasa, Tibet. The Palace was rebuilt by the 5th Dalai Lama in 1645. It was the seat of Dalai Lamas and also the political center of Tibet. The 13th Dalai Lama extended it to the present size, 117 meters (384 ft) in height and 360 meters (1,180 ft) in width, covering an area of more than 130,000 sq meters. Comprised of the White Palace (administration building) and the Red Palace (religious building). Lhasa, Tibet

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India-6033 – And the little one said move over….
Taken on October 27, 2007

When this picture was taken the train was moving and people were still hanging from the door at the end of the terminal. wonder how many people get hurt or even die doing this. Jhansi, India

The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing over a million people!

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Hungary-0042 – Shoes on the Danube – my thoughts….
Taken on May 1, 2012

Are your shoes here? If we do not remember the kind of things that happened here they maybe your shoes in the future. This picture really made me think that some hard working man along with his wife and child were slaughtered here, they were not soldiers but people like you and me. It accomplished nothing in the end, except maybe that we must remember to fight injustice and war. I am not Jewish, I am just a man who hates what people can do to others just because of their faith.

The Shoes on the Danube is a memorial on the bank of the Danube River in Budapest. It honors the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. It represents their shoes left behind on the bank.
The sculptor created sixty pairs of period-appropriate shoes out of iron.

Between 20% and 40% of Greater Budapest’s 250,000 Jewish inhabitants died through Nazi and Arrow Cross Party genocide during 1944 and early 1945.

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DSC01634 – The Driver is Working Harder than the Horses
Taken on August 18, 2012

I have never seen this event before, the horses sure do put their heart into it. These horses tried pulling a weight 8800 pounds but failed in the attempt.

Photos culled from Dennis Jarvis on Flickr. Which of the above stories are you most fond of? Like, share, leave a comment!

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