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Welcome to our travel website! This site contains all our travel photos since nov. 2003 :: 297 series :: 49422 photos

Number of countries: 32, number of U.S. states: 7, number of Chinese provinces: 12

All photos have copyright © Tim Hulsen and Miaomiao Zhou. All images on this site are 1024x768 or 1024x683 pixels; larger images (mostly 2816x2112, 4000x3000, 4896x3672 or 5184x3456) can be obtained on demand.
All photos shown are original and have not been altered except for some basic exposure and contrast corrections.
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357 photos from Barcelona
(Catalonia, Spain)

2011-10-20 - 2011-10-23

After Miaomiao`s conference in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, we went together to Barcelona for the second time. We visited the Ramblas, La Pedreta, the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and more, and went to the football match FC Barcelona - Sevilla FC at Camp Nou.

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208 photos from Nimes
(Languedoc-Roussillon, France)

2014-08-17

Nîmes is a city in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. It is the capital of the Gard department. Nîmes is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains. The estimated population of Nîmes is 175,000. Nîmes has a rich history, dating back to the Roman Empire when the city was home to 50,000 – 60,000 people. Several famous monuments are in Nîmes, such as the Nîmes Arena and the Maison Carrée. Because of this, Nîmes is often referred to as the French Rome. We visited the Arena of Nîmes, the Maison Carrée temple and the Tour Magne tower, as well as the nearby Pont du Gard aqueduct bridge.

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176 photos from Antwerp
(Antwerp, Belgium)

2017-02-04 - 2017-02-05

During a second visit in the winter of 2017, we visited the Antwerp Zoo, the `Azië in Antwerpen` food festival and the Stadspark.

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60 photos from Glasgow
(Scotland, United Kingdom)

2004-07-31 - 2004-08-04

Tim visited Glasgow for the ISMB/ECCB Conference of 2004. Glasgow is the largest city of Scotland and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom.

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111 photos from Cologne
(North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

2012-08-04 - 2012-08-05

On our third visit to Cologne, we visited the Cologne Cathedral, the Romano-Germanic Museum, the city center and the east bank of the Rhine river.

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70 photos from Shilin
(Yunnan, China)

2009-09-04

Shilin (literally `Stone Forest`) is a notable set of karst formations in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, in the Yunnan province of southwest China, approximately 85 km from the city of Kunming. The tall rocks seem to emanate from the ground in the manner of stalagmites, with many looking like trees made of stone, creating the illusion of a forest made of stone. We visited the city in September 2009.

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41 photos from Thingvellir
(Southern Region, Iceland)

2013-02-28

Ţingvellir (`Thing Fields`) is a place in Bláskógabyggđ in southwestern Iceland, near the peninsula of Reykjanes and the Hengill volcanic area. Ţingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Ţingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Parliament or Alţingi was established at Ţingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798. Ţingvellir National Park was founded in 1930 to protect the remains of the parliament site and was later expanded to protect natural phenomena in the surrounding area. Ţingvellir National Park was the first national park in Iceland and was decreed `a protected national shrine for all Icelanders, the perpetual property of the Icelandic nation under the preservation of parliament, never to be sold or mortgaged.` Tim and Miaomiao visited the site during their trip through Iceland in the winter of 2013.

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126 photos from Sanya
(Hainan, China)

2007-11-12 - 2007-11-14

Sanya is the southernmost city in Hainan province, China. It has an area of 1919.6 square km and a population of 536,000 (2006). After Haikou, it is the second most populous city of the island. Sanya is renowned for its tropical climate and is a popular tourist destination.

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109 photos from Sault
(Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur, France)

2014-08-18

Sault is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur region in southeastern France. We visited Sault and its surrounding lavender fields in the summer of 2014.

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18 photos from Breda
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2006-12-28

Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. The name Breda derived from `brede Aa` and refers to the place where the rivers Mark and Aa come together. Breda`s urban area is home to an estimated 200,000 people. Breda was a fortified city of strategic significance in the Netherlands. We visited the Grote Markt, the city`s main square, and the Church of our Lady.

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224 photos from The Hague
(South-Holland, Netherlands)

2014-07-12

On our fourth visit to The Hague, we visited the Binnenhof buildings with the Ridderzaal room and the House of Representatives, the Mauritshuis museum, the Noordeinde Palace, the Peace Palace and Madurodam.

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79 photos from Amsterdam
(North-Holland, Netherlands)

2016-06-08 - 2016-06-09

Tim visited Amsterdam for the eHealth Week 2016 conference. Next to the conference sites (the Beurs van Berlage and the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky), he visited the Westerkerk church and the Anne Frank House.

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125 photos from Bruges
(West Flanders, Belgium)

2015-05-30

On our second travel to Bruges, we visited the Church of Our Lady, the Markt square, the Burg square and several others places in the city center.

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168 photos from Efteling
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2017-09-16

On our ninth trip to the Efteling, we visited the Fairytale forest, the Efteling Museum, the Volk van Laaf, the Carnival Festival, the Raveleijn theatre, and more.

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58 photos from Breda
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2017-07-15

On this third trip to Breda, we visited the city center with the Stadspark Valkenberg, the Kasteelplein square and the Grote Markt square.

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621 photos from Melbourne
(Victoria, Australia)

2014-09-10 - 2014-09-18

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia, with a population of 4.35 million. It has been ranked the world`s most livable city since 2011. Founded on 30 August 1835, it was declared a city by Queen Victoria in 1847, before becoming the capital city of the newly created Colony of Victoria in 1851. During the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s, it was transformed into one of the world`s largest and wealthiest cities. After the federation of Australia in 1901, Melbourne served as the interim seat of government for the newly created nation of Australia until 1927. An international centre for performing and visual arts, Melbourne is often referred to as Australia`s cultural capital. It is home to many of Australia`s largest and oldest cultural institutions such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Zoo, the National Gallery of Victoria and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. We visited Melbourne in September 2014.

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154 photos from Badaling
(Beijing, China)

2017-08-11

Tim`s second visit to the Great Wall at Badaling, on a day trip from Beijing.

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20 photos from Darp
(Drenthe, Netherlands)

2015-05-03

Close to the small village of Darp in the province of Drenthe, we visited two sites with Hunebedden or Dolmens.

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178 photos from Brussels
(Brussels, Belgium)

2013-08-03 - 2013-08-04

On our second visit to Brussels (to see a concert of Robbie Williams), we went to the Avenue Louise, the Atomium, the Royal Palace and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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76 photos from Amersfoort
(Utrecht, Netherlands)

2015-11-04

Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands, with 150,000 inhabitants. The city is growing quickly but has a well-preserved and protected medieval centre. Remains of settlements in the Amersfoort area from around 1000 BC have been found, but the name Amersfoort, after a ford in the Amer River, today called the Eem, did not appear until the 11th century. It was granted city rights in 1259 by the bishop of Utrecht, Henry I van Vianden. Tim visited the Koppelpoort gate, the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwentoren tower and the Sint-Joriskerk church, as well as other parts of the city center, in the autumn of 2015.

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205 photos from Haikou
(Hainan, China)

2012-01-16 - 2012-02-05

A fourth visit to the capital of Hainan province. We celebrated the Chinese New Year, and visited some spots in the city center and the Hainan Volcano Park.

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110 photos from Den Bosch
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2016-08-29

Tim visited the exhibition `Een Wonderlijke Klim` on top of St. John`s Cathedral.

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53 photos from Siena
(Tuscany, Italy)

2006-03-25

Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is best known for its Cathedral and its town square, the Piazza del Campo.

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13 photos from Anglesea
(Victoria, Australia)

2014-09-12

Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Great Ocean Road in the Surf Coast Shire local government area. At the 2006 census, Anglesea had a population of 2,290. Originally known as Swampy Creek, the area's name was changed to Anglesea River in 1884 when the township was established. A Post Office under that name opened on 16 April 1886 and was renamed Anglesea in 1950. We visited Anglesea on a first stop on a day trip on the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne.

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484 photos from Stockholm
(Uppland, Sweden)

2010-05-12 - 2010-05-16

Stockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the Riksdag (parliament), and the official residence of the Swedish monarch as well as the prime minister. Stockholm is the most populous city in Sweden with a population of 829,417 in the municipality (2009), 1.25 million in the urban area (2005), and 2 million in the metropolitan area (2009). Founded circa 1250, Stockholm has long been one of Sweden`s cultural, media, political, and economic centres. Its strategic location on 14 islands on the south-central east coast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago, has been historically important. Stockholm is known for its beauty, its buildings and architecture, its abundant clean and open water, and its many parks. It is sometimes referred to as Venice of the North. Tim and Miaomiao visited the city in May 2010.

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128 photos from Maastricht
(Limburg, Netherlands)

2015-05-12

During this second visit to Maastricht, Tim visited the Vrijthof square, the Basilica of Saint Servatius, the Hoge Fronten area, the ruins of Castle Lichtenberg and the Sint-Pietersberg hill.

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53 photos from Den Bosch
(North-Brabant, Netherlands)

2013-02-10

We visited the Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, located in the former Sint-Jacobskerk church in Den Bosch.

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115 photos from Changsha
(Hunan, China)

2009-09-12 - 2009-09-14

Changsha is the capital city of Hunan, a province of south-central China, located on the lower reaches of Xiang river, a branch of the Yangtze River. It had a population of 6,017,600 in 2003. Changsha was important from the time of the Qin dynasty (221–207 BC). In AD 750–1100 Changsha was an important commercial city, and its population increased greatly. Under the Qing dynasty, from 1664, it was the capital of Hunan province, and it was a major rice market. It was besieged during the Taiping Rebellion but never fell. Changsha was the site of Mao Zedong`s conversion to communism. It was the scene of major battles in the Sino-Japanese War of 1937–45 and was briefly occupied by the Japanese. Rebuilt since 1949, the city is now a major port and a commercial and industrial center. We visited the city center, Tianxin pavilion, Hunan Provincial Museum, Yuelu Academy and Juzi Island.

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