Hello everybody

My name is Jens. I’m Danish, but I’ve lived in Belgium since 1973 and my wife is Belgian. We’ve traveled a great deal together and as I’m now retired – but certainly not tired(!) – I’ve got all the time in the world and at the moment am spending most of it trying to scan my old negatives and post the result of my efforts on Flickr.
I’m not really a photographer myself but during my travels to various parts of the world took some snapshots en route in order to not forget what I’d seen with my own eyes.All I can say is that quite a lot of my Flickr friends seem to appreciate my old travel photos – although I myself want to be the first one to warn you that their technical quality is not at all up to snuff in a group of photography enthusiasts and professionals!
As I’ve said in my Flickr profile: All my photos are snapshots and NOTHING MORE!
I do NOT consider myself an artist and it’s an enigma to me why on Flickr I was invited to join a group called Artistic Integrity – and especially a great surprise that after only a few days in that group I was ‘promoted’ to ‘Artist in Trust’.
Then deeprBlue urged me to join RedBubble and told me how kind people were, so here I am! – And now I’ve just read what pilgrim wrote in his profile on RB!
This has encouraged me to join the group “All Things Poetic, Philosophical, Meaningful” and try to upload not just photos but also some of my writings. As a Dane, I’m somewhat handicapped by the fact that most of what I’ve written is in Danish. But from time to time I’ve tried my hand in English, French or German. Although some of my colleagues considered me a ‘poet’ I prefer to talk of my ‘rhymes’ only – and I myself daren’t call what I wrote ‘poetry’. However, with all this encouragement from so many kind people, I just thought: “What do I risk?”

“Stern look in Pakistan” was featured in People and Portraiture …


Stern look in Pakistan
by jensNP

“Young Tibetan monk” was featured in Himalaya


Young Tibetan monk
by jensNP

“Sunrise at Honfleur” was featured in Light and Reflection


Sunrise at Honfleur
by jensNP

“At the barber” was featured in Street Photography and …
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Sept. 2010: CONGRATS on our FEATURE in Speaking Photos…


At the barber
by jensNP

“Tibetan girl” was featured in People and Portraiture …


Tibetan girl
by jensNP

“The good Samaritan” was featured in “Real” Life Photography…
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“The good Samaritan” was featured in ~The Human Condition ~
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“The good Samaritan” was featured in Disabled People and Animals…


The good Samaritan
by jensNP

“Scared . . .” was featured in Capturing Emotion
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“Scared . . .” was featured in Story through Image


Scared . . .
by jensNP

“Old Tibetan woman in Ladakh, India” was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Old Tibetan woman in Ladakh, India
by jensNP

“Child’s play” was featured in "Nepal ~ Urban and Rura…


Child’s play
by jensNP

“Av min Guldtand !” was featured in This Is Relevant


Av min Guldtand !
by jensNP

“Small feet !” was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…
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“Small feet !” was featured in Story through Image
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“Small feet !” was featured in **DISABLED PEOPLE and A…


Small feet !
by jensNP

“Landscape with lighthouse” was featured in All About Lighthouses …


Landscape with lighthouse
by jensNP

“Old man in Gujarat, India” was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Old man in Gujarat, India
by jensNP

“Woman cutting firewood in Nepal” was featured in "Nepal ~ Urban and Rura…


Woman cutting firewood in Nepal
by jensNP

“On the Silk Road 1987 – 26” was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


On the Silk Road 1987 – 26
by jensNP

“Hungry ?” was featured in All Street Portraiture
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“Hungry ?” was featured in ~The Human Condition ~ …


Hungry ?
by jensNP

“A woman’s workload " was featured in "Nepal ~ Urban and Rura…


A woman’s workload
by jensNP

“Family life in Nepal " was featured in "Nepal ~ Urban and Rura…


Family life in Nepal
by jensNP

“A stern look in Gujarat (India)” was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


A stern look in Gujarat (India)
by jensNP

“Don’t Forget Africa !” was featured in All Street Portraiture


Don’t Forget Africa !
by jensNP

“Market scene 2), Kashgar " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Market scene 2), Kashgar
by jensNP

“Taking it easy " was featured in "Nepal ~ Urban and Rura…
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“Taking it easy " was featured in The Best of Red Bubble.…


Taking it easy
by jensNP

“Three friends " was featured in "Nepal ~ Urban and Rura…


Three friends
by jensNP

“Cataract " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Cataract
by jensNP

“Friendly wanderer " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Friendly wanderer
by jensNP

“Begging for bread " was featured in Street Photography and …


Begging for bread
by jensNP

“Where there’s a will . . . " was featured in "Nepal ~ Urban and Rura…


Where there’s a will . . .
by jensNP

“Two Syrian boys " was featured in All Street Portraiture …


Two Syrian boys
by jensNP

“Little mother " was featured in All Street Portraiture …


Little mother
by jensNP

“Pilgrims in Lhasa " was featured in ~The Human Condition ~ …


Pilgrims in Lhasa
by jensNP

“Tibetan woman, Ladakh " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Tibetan woman, Ladakh
by jensNP

“cute with coconut " was featured in All Street Portraiture …


cute with coconut
by jensNP

“Honfleur – 2” was featured in Harbour Life – 2 per Day


Honfleur – 2
by jensNP

“The little sentinel " was featured in All Street Portraiture …


The little sentinel
by jensNP

“Mountain view, Nepal " was featured in "Nepal ~ Urban and Rura…


Mountain view, Nepal
by jensNP

“Mexico 1979 – 31 " was featured in All Street Portraiture …


Mexico 1979 – 31
by jensNP

“Young buddhists " was featured in ■True Colors of Asia■


Young buddhists
by jensNP

“At the border beween Hongkong and China proper in 1972 " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


At the border beween Hongkong and China proper in 1972
by jensNP

“Mexico 1979 – 44 " was featured in Days Gone By (photos 2…


Mexico 1979 – 44
by jensNP

“India 1972 – 7” was featured in Days Gone By (photos 2…


India 1972 – 7
by jensNP

“Spices galore " was featured in ■True Colors of Asia■


Spices galore
by jensNP

“Street Scene in Tibet 1987” was featured in This Is Relevant (2 per day)
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Street Scene in Tibet 1987" was featured in **DISABLED PEOPLE and A…


Street Scene in Tibet 1987
by jensNP

“Bonjour tristesse!” was featured in ♦♦♦ Pouts, Poses & Port…


Bonjour tristesse!
by jensNP

“Bangkok 1972 – 3” was featured in Exotic Thailand


Bangkok 1972 – 3
by jensNP

A woman’s world" was featured in Days Gone By (photos 2…


A woman’s world
by jensNP

Peru and Bolivia 1984: Thank you for the music . . . " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Peru and Bolivia 1984: Thank you for the music . . .
by jensNP

“Fulfilment at five !” was featured in Sharing & Caring (no fl…


Fulfilment at five !
by jensNP

“Serious business ?” was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Serious business ?
by jensNP

“Beijing street scene " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Beijing street scene
by jensNP

“Market scene, Kashgar, China, 1987” was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Market scene, Kashgar, China, 1987
by jensNP

Behind bars in Turkey" was featured in Turkey and Turks around…


Behind bars in Turkey
by jensNP

“East Side Story” was featured in Kairos

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“East Side Story” was featured in A Street Story – Two up…


East Side Story
by jensNP

“Grandma loves you sooo ! " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Grandma loves you sooo !
by jensNP

“Copains” was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Copains
by jensNP

“Railway passenger, China 1987” was featured in Colorful Portrait Photography
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“Railway passenger, China 1987” was featured in 2 Features Per Day – Th…


Railway passenger, China 1987
by jensNP

“Handsome Turkish boy” was featured in Turkey and Turks around…


Handsome Turkish boy
by jensNP

“Indian tantrum” was featured in All Street Portraiture …


Indian tantrum
by jensNP

“This is MY dog !” was featured in Turkey and Turks around…


This is MY dog !
by jensNP

“Holy man, India " was featured in ■True Colors of Asia■
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“Holy man, India " was featured in Authentic India
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“Holy man, India " was featured in Colorful Portrait Photography


Holy man, India
by jensNP

“Fruit sellers " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Fruit sellers
by jensNP

“Beggar ? " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Beggar ?
by jensNP

“Indian camel shepherd " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Indian camel shepherd
by jensNP

HMV, Nepal " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


HMV, Nepal
by jensNP

“Reflective senior monk at Tibetan monastery” was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Reflective senior monk at Tibetan monastery
by jensNP

“Graffiti in Pakistan " was featured in ■True Colors of Asia■
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“Graffiti in Pakistan " was featured in Colorful Portrait Photography


Graffiti in Pakistan
by jensNP

“Waiting " was featured in ■True Colors of Asia■


Waiting
by jensNP

“More Than 39 Steps! " was featured in Authentic India


More Than 39 Steps!
by jensNP

“Ladakh: old pals " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Ladakh: old pals
by jensNP

“Indonesian kids 2 " was featured in ~The Human Condition ~ …


Indonesian kids 2
by jensNP

“Soap Opera " was featured in Turkey and Turks around…


Soap Opera
by jensNP

“Macho ? " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Macho ?
by jensNP

“Tibetan man, Ladakh " was featured in ~The Human Condition


Tibetan man, Ladakh
by jensNP

“Guatemala family " was featured in Speaking Photos (Storyt


Guatemala family
by jensNP

“knitting while walking or vice versa " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


knitting while walking or vice-versa
by jensNP

“Mexico 1979 – 27 " was featured in All Street Portraiture …


Mexico 1979 – 27
by jensNP

“Nepal 1972 – 9” was featured in Days Gone By (photos 2…/art/6258722-1-mexico-1979-27


Nepal 1972 – 9
by jensNP

“Peru 1984: A ‘colleague’ in Lima waiting for customers! " was featured in 50+ GROUP~images of peo…


Peru 1984: A ‘colleague’ in Lima waiting for customers!
by jensNP

  • Age: 82
  • Joined: January 2008

Journal

Scared . . .

As told in my first short story, I began school in April 1943. Denmark had been occupied by the Nazis since April 1940, and during my first year at school the war entered my little world. / The very first ‘public’ memory of mine is the day Denmark was invaded: April 9, 1940. I have some ‘private’ memories of my two year younger brother with his feeding-bottle, but April 1…
Posted over 10 years – 2 comments

A Pipe With a Different Sound

In my first story, I gave a short description of where my grandparents’ villa was situated. / When I went to Brussels in 1973, my cousin was the owner of the farm that my grandfather had bought in the year 1900, and my uncle and aunt now lived in that villa. / Until my parents both died in 1991, I went to Denmark at least once a year, each time spending an afternoon visiting also my uncle a…
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WHEN AND WHY I STOPPED SMOKING

My medical check-up takes place at a “Centre médical” here in Brussels and although my medical journal must now be at least 15 years old and easily found in the database at this centre, each new doctor I meet there seems to prefer the human contact and – exactly as I myself prefer to deal with a human being at my bank when I need cash – prefers to hear me tell him whatR…
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MY REDBUBBLE JOURNAL

I’m now approaching 72 years of age and may be among the very few ‘bubblers’ who have absolutely no problems in life, economic or otherwise. / My former employer even continues to pay for my medical check-up every two years. And that’s the basis for the first story that I want to tell you and hope to do in such a way that you want to continue reading. Although, as I’…
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