Photography – sunset on the river in Saigon with boats, liquid gold and swallows

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This was the view from our hotel balcony. As the sun set the river turned to liquid gold. The swallows flew through the sunlight and the boats made ripples of ecstasy.

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Farewell from Manilla. Photos.

Manilla

We had a last scoot around Manilla before slipping away into the twilight of evening. The hazy city, bright busses and shanty towns.

Another place of massive inequality. The rich in their penthouses with their limos and yachts, the poor masses surviving on scraps, living in ramshackle huts.

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Jerusalem – The Church Of All Nations

A number of people have asked me why, as an antitheist, am I so obsessed with temples, cathedrals and mosques.

That’s simple. I love art, beauty and ancient monuments. The state and religion have had all the money and power. They have set out to prove their dominance, to impress and put us in awe of them.

The palaces, temples, cathedrals, castles, mosques, mansions and abbeys are the places where artists, architects and designers have excelled. The powerful always employ the best.

I can marvel at the beauty and majesty of human creation. It’s spiritual not religious.

As far as I’m concerned religion is about power and causes division and hatred. One of our worst inventions. Yet it has spawned some magnificance.