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A Freight Train in India Hauled by Twin EMD Diesel Locomotives

Hubli diesel locomotive shed’s WDG4D “Vijay” #40642 and a cousin WDG4, dedicated freight diesel locomotives of the Indian Railways haul a high-capacity BCNHL rake (covered wagon – heavy loading) seen at Sasthamkotta railway station in Kerala one early morning. The WDG4D is an indigenously developed version of the EMD WDG4 locomotive (EMD GTMAC64), by adding an additional drivers cab so it ...

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The Dubai Jumeirah skyline including the Burj al Arab hotel as seen as a sunset silhouette

The Dubai Jumeirah Sunset Silhouette

A silhouette of the Burj Al Arab hotel and the Dubai Jumeirah skyline as seen during the sunset.

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The Ashtamudi lake on a bright evening with the ferry service

A Ferry Glides Across a Dazzlingly Blue Ashtamudi Lake

A ferry (jankar) service glides across the Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam district, Kerala, as seen from the railway bridge spanning the lake. The lake is a shimmering blue, fringed by Kerala’s ubiquitous coconut green, all reflecting the brilliant afternoon sky of many shades of blue, awash with sumptuous clouds of many types and sizes. The ferry leaves a long wake, neatly ...

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A picture of a colorful sunset at Kodimatha, Kottayam, Kerala, India

A Colorful Sunset at Kottayam

When the sun sets, it paints the sky in a mesmerising palette, in front of which everything else fades to black. The scene of this sunset was a hot late summer evening at Kodimatha in Kottayam, Kerala, India with everything else, including the Chicking outlet turning into black silhouettes in front of the brilliant sunset. The photo has been color-enhanced, but ...

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Veteran WAP1 #22007 “Bond” Hauls the JanShatabdi in Kerala

The name is Bond, James Bond. The venerable WAP1 #22007 of Arakkonam is seen braving a hot sun under clear blue skies hauling the 12081 Kannur-Trivandrum JanShatabdi Express on the newly opened double line between Changanasserry and Thiruvalla in Kerala. As the 7th WAP1 ever produced, almost 25 years old and nearing the end of its eventful service life, the ...

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The grand dome of the Persian Court section at the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai

The Grand Persian Court Dome at the Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

The inside of the overwhelmingly grand dome at the “Persian  Court” section of the Ibn Battuta Mall of Dubai, UAE. The design is created to reflect the complex intricacies of Persian architecture of the 14th century when Ibn Battuta traveled the east. The Ibn Battuta mall is divided into sections of “courts”, each real-world replicas of how different parts of the world ...

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