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Gift of refuge - part 3

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 19 May 2014 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Tri Nguyen is all set to launch his model boat on Lake Burley Griffin after completing his long walk from Melbourne to Canberra. A walk of over 400 miles! His pilgrimage was to deliver a model of the boat in which he and his father and sister fled Vietnam in 1982. Tri and his support team pulled the boat on a set of wheels.

It was an inspiring journey and Gift of Refuge by Tri. His walk was possible because of the people he met along the way and their help and welcome. The spirit of hospitality is alive and well - and the most inspiring aspect of Tri's Gift of Refuge. You can learn more about Tri Nyuyen's journey here.

This shot concludes my series. I need to move on as I have a lot of recent photos ready to post. If you would like to see further images of Tri's arrival in Canberra, I have posted these here, here and here.

NIKON D5000 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 100 13 mm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice image Stephen, an inspiring journey

19 May 2014 6:28am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Bravo on a fine set to mark this achievement !

19 May 2014 6:47am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice and amusing serie

19 May 2014 7:52am

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Très belle scène de vie!

19 May 2014 10:13am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent portrait

19 May 2014 11:24am

Gerard1948 from Spain

An excellent portrait for the end of travel, now have to put the boat in the water. Great shot.
Have a good week.

19 May 2014 11:34am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice quality and colors
well done

19 May 2014 12:28pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Gosh on a boat that size they should have been able to carry at least 4 more on
their journey !~

19 May 2014 1:59pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant images of an inspiring series...great humans here..and thank you for sharing Stephen..
I rushed through all the shots I had missed while I was away..
Loved that big Pumpkin too!!!

19 May 2014 4:00pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Each of these photos impress me with the feeling of joy captured. I especially liked seeing the boat in the water.

19 May 2014 5:16pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très belle scène bonheur.)

19 May 2014 6:57pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, clouds, colors, lighting & shadows!
L O V E L Y !

19 May 2014 8:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great portrait to mark the end of his fantastic journey.

19 May 2014 8:19pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful expression and capture of his journey! Great series!

19 May 2014 9:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love the image of the boat out in the water! It is just wonderful! What a great journey and tribute! A wonderful series. I enjoyed it!

19 May 2014 10:01pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

that's an interesting shot !

19 May 2014 11:32pm

Langevine from Angers, France

intéressante joie

20 May 2014 6:37am

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