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Rachael F 08-Sep-2013 16:22
Fantastic photos of your trip to Korcula Island. They are beautiful - I hope you come back!
Andy Rowlands23-Jan-2012 19:21
Hi Spoonbender, you have travelled to a huge number of interesting places. I really enjoyed reading your commentary and checking out your photos. Look forward to seeing more.
Satish Keskar 10-Oct-2011 09:41

Very excellent collection of photos. Some of the things, I do not know earlier, got informed by your photograhs. I am from Pandharpur, India and alike that album most.

Thanks & best regards,
Guest 13-Aug-2011 06:42
Beautiful and rich in culture! :)
thailand 21-Jan-2011 16:39

your website is good,think you verry much this website show
you about thailand see you again from
Terry 13-Dec-2010 03:06

Trying to reach Jim re: a pic.


Walter Muelken17-Mar-2010 19:36
Hi -
Looking for a little help and, after your comment on Pondicherry India, "... if travelling through Tamil Nadu, don't bother with it", you may be able to help me.

I've posted the following in several forums and received practically no help: "The greatest joy of traveling in India for us is the people - and we've had wonderful experiences in the "north"

Now we're ready for 3-4 weeks in the "south". But when I venture through India Mike, Trek Earth, Picasa or Flickr, I get, predominantly, temples, landscapes and other "non-people" photos. I don't see many great people shots. To be sure, there are some wonderful photo ops with non-animate subjects, but there is not the same spark and vitality that one gets in human daily life situations.

Question: where are there great, or even good, people /daily life/market situations, towns, etc. in south India? What am I missing?"

Spoonbender, I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Nat 20-May-2009 16:08
Can I use your great image of Lasalle Street for a website I am doing??
Ashish India 17-Oct-2008 16:55
I saw your collection.Its marvellous.Specially I saw Multan hindu temple pictures.these are awesome..I shall be thankful if u tell me the address of this temple
Guest 17-Oct-2008 16:54
I saw your collection.Its marvellous.Specially I saw Multan hindu temple pictures.these are awesome..
aghadilbar 29-Sep-2008 11:35
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buddhist in blood 22-Sep-2008 06:46
I don't think that you have studied about Bangkok and Thailand enough before you came here. I know that there are a lot of tourists who come here without any information and that makes them miss many good chances to see the nice parts and touch the spirit of the country. Buddhism is the main religion of this country and I as a buddhist respect in what we are. You made a lot of mistakes about giving the captions on each pictures you posted about Bangkok and this is not what you can make fun with. Religion is very sensitive thing and the Buddha is not your friend!
Muhammad Zeshan Mughal 29-Jul-2008 06:44
Hy This is Muhammad Zeshan Mughal. I saw the amazing pics here on website. I lOVE these pics. Really this is a fabolous collection.

Muhammad Zeshan Mughal
5th Floor, Block-A, Room No. 530, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)Financa & Trade Centre, Shahra-e-Faisal, Karachi-75400
aghadilbar 02-Jan-2008 14:11
Name: Agha Dilbar(deserves for the noble peace prize)
see our message in internet search
User Name : No-1 aghadilbar No-2 aghadilbar2 No-3 aghadilbar3
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Topic: Peace Comments Change the World with Peace and Prosperity
Guest 14-Jun-2007 06:07
Pbase needs more galleries like yours.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 07:45
Impressive I must say.
abdulrakib gobari 20-Sep-2006 03:52
hi. i've spoken to you ones before and got responce then went to yemen after 6 long years away. man i tell you the truth i enjoyed every moment of it. thanke you so much for the effort to take those nice pics and let others see how yemen is like and what places it has got. wish you the best luck an american could have when he gose to yemen......................... god bless
Barry Hynes 09-Sep-2006 10:13
I like your pictures and would like your permission to possibly use a small number of them for a children's schoolbook on housing around the world
Erin O'Brien 10-Feb-2006 16:54
Henry's bool, "Thank You for Being Concerned and Sensitive," is one of the best I've ever read. And I've read plenty. And now I have all these wonderful travel musings and images to peruse ...
Guest 16-Jan-2006 11:05
You have visited so many places where I wanted to go too !

Good work and well done !
Richard Haas 27-Dec-2005 11:44
Could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
spoonbender15-Dec-2005 09:20
an enemy country? yemen has enemies? i'm from the US and i can get a visa on arrival in sana'a. it's even MORE beautiful than the pictures. go, yemen has no enemies.
Guest 15-Dec-2005 07:23
hey...your yemen pictures capture all that I've dreamed of...this is the place I most want to go...but alas, I can't get in there b/c I'm from an enemy country. Are you originally from Canada? you look familiar!
Guest 15-Nov-2005 00:08
Sounds great. Now I have to go find out for myself! Thanks for answering my question.

- Curiousity Satisfied
spoonbender14-Nov-2005 03:41
It's very small, has a good street life. lots of cafes and restaurants, a nice pedestrian section of the city. good public sculpture, interesting people, beautiful hills, reasonable prices, good museum, good bookshop, nice tram, pretty women.

what more can you ask for?
Guest 13-Nov-2005 02:17
You say "Okay, I say this all the time, but Sarajevo is the best place I've visited. I think. Well, Laos was good too. And Vietnam. Let's say in Europe and Mexico, so excluding Asia, Sarajevo is the greatest city I've been to. And I've barely seen any of it." Why is Sarajevo "the greatest city" you've been to? I haven't been outside the US much, and I'm curious! I want to understand more about other parts of the world. :)

Also, thanks for everything you're sharing--from photos to commentary to literature. After seeing your PBase stuff, I want to read your book. I liked Winseburg, Ohio; so according to the Amazon customer review, I will like your book, too. :)

- Curious American Girl
Mike Crawley 01-May-2005 20:22
Not to worry my friend I purchased your wonderful someone will have to pay at least 12 U.S. dollars!

Meli 13-Apr-2005 21:55
Thank you for such great comments and pictures from Bosnia,
You are very much loved in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you and all other friends of ours,
Come again soon, much more has come around for you to take a pic of,
A Bosnian Girl
emre 08-Feb-2005 20:07

i would like to use here:

abdulrakib gobari 02-Feb-2005 10:40
I'm yemeni living abroad and was looking for some pics of yemen to show my friends here .
yours were the best of all and i even visit it every day as if it was my own site to look out for updates . just gone throw your new pics of yemen and decided to at least say thankes . good luck and enjoei more of yemen next time you go there.
David Xyachack 19-May-2004 04:17
It's pronounced "wien chan"
M.Alsuwaidi 06-May-2004 13:08
Hey There,

I happened to be browsing Pbase and i couldn't help not noticing your spectacular pics of UAE, am from there myself, currently studying abroad.

Anyways,am Glad u had a good time there n hope u find time to visit UAE again.

Excellent pics... keep it up!
Jeff Cochran19-Mar-2004 12:17
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
Koen 22-Feb-2004 20:01

I made a trip to Abu Dhabi in october 2003. I love the UAE and the people and their way of life. My pictures are at on my own website. Feel free to have a look at them. I was happy to recognise lots of places on your pictures. One day, I'll move to Abu Dhabi.
Guest 13-Nov-2003 05:59
Very nice work. As a fellow travel junkie, I am jealous of your travelling prowess. UAE looks fascinating. I still havent managed to get out of Latin America yet. I recognize all the places in your Mex photos...I dug Guanajuato and disliked SMA, too. I even think we stayed at the same hotel on 5 de mayo in DF.

Anyway, as you probably noticed, I've shamelessly stolen that criminally actionable photo of your brother strangling his daughter for my own pbase page. I think one of us is going to have to hit Chris with a trank dart and drag him onto a flight out of the US before its to late.

keep on posting photos!
Guest 24-Oct-2003 16:14
Got to your photo safari by coincidence: nice pics of the UAE, have been living here for quite a while and was too lazy to take any good photos. I think that you captured the spirit of the region exceptionnally well.
Jeff Bonnick 08-Oct-2003 13:24
Hi Jim,
This is your cousin from back home in Northeast Ohio – The pictures look great. I hope all is well. I ran into Janice and she gave me your web site. Take care
Metin Aydin 24-Sep-2003 05:17

I'd like to use your picture of the Ali Pasa Mosque in Sarajevo trip on my own website

the url is

Please drop me a line to inform me wether that's ok or not.
Alan Cote 29-Aug-2003 23:39
So HOW do you pronounce "Vientiane". I used to call it v-n-tin-nee but a friend of mine at NKP said he never learned to pronounce it...even afte a year there!