Current Presentations

We cordially invite you to join us for a series of imaginative travel talks on faraway places around our planet by world traveller Peter Langer in Fall 2018. Peter has just will be focusing on different parts of the world at the Ferry Building Gallery in West Vancouver and at Simon Fraser University. Discover the natural beauty of our world, the wealth of human history and explore a diversity of cultures. Experience the magic of fascinating destinations through beautiful photographic journeys.

Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver

Impressions of Indonesia


Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver Click here to get tickets in advance

The Indonesian archipelago spreads over 5,200 km between the Asian mainland and Australia, all of it within the tropics, and comprises 17,000 islands. Its ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity is correspondingly great – more than 500 languages and dialects are spoken by its 246 million people, whose fascinating customs and lifestyles are a major attraction. The largely volcanic nature of the islands has created tall cloud-swept mountains swathed in the green of rice terraces or rainforests, dropping to blindingly bright beaches and vivid blue seas, the backdrop for Southeast Asia’s biggest wilderness areas and wildlife sanctuaries.

This show and lecture we will explore the islands of Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Flores, Komodo and Sulawesi. We conclude our show visiting the legendary Baliem Valley in the highlands of Western New Guinea.

 

Impressions of Vietnam


Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver Click here to get tickets in advance

Vietnam features a sublime beauty of the country's landscapes: The Red River Delta in the north, the Mekong Delta in the south and almost the entire coastal strip are a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies tended by farmers in conical hats.


We explore architecturally beautiful Hanoi and bustling Ho Chi Minh City, formerly knon as Saigon and revel in the sights of splendid Halong Bay and Tam Coc. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ancient Hue and the enticing little town of Hoi An; stretches of white sandy beaches at Phan Thiet, Nha Trang and Danang.

See several cultural highlights, such as ancient Cham temple ruins, ethnic minorities in the hills, the extravagant church of Cao-Daism in Tay Ninh and the traditional Water Puppet Theatre of Northern Vietnam.

Impressions of Cambodia


Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver Click here to get tickets in advance

Cambodia was once the seat of the Khmer Empire, which ruled much of Indochina from the 9th to the 13th centuries, hence we explore Cambodia's 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The great pre-Angkorian temple complex at Sambor Prei Kuk; Angkor, one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia, featuring the famous Temple of Angkor Wat; the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom; Ta Prohm, where trees grow out of the ruins; and the intricately carved shrines of Banteay Srei; as well as the mountaintop Temple of Preah Vihear.

We explore Siem Reap and Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake in and home to numerous communities living in floating villages around the lake. We discover the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom and bustling markets in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh and explore the country's second largest city, Battambang, and a fun ride on the quirky bamboo railway.

Impressions of Laos


Wednesday March 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver Click here to get tickets in advance

Long isolated from the rest of the world, Laos is surprisingly diverse in terms of its people. We explore Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring streets of ochre colonial houses and ancient Buddhist temples, lines of saffron-robed monks gliding through the morning mist and boats sailing down the Mekong river.

Discover the Xieng Khuang Plateau, one of the most heavily bombed places in the world, and a testimony to the rugged perseverance of the Phuan, Black Tai, Hmong and Khmu peoples who inhabit the province. Much of the bombing was directed at the strategic Plain of Jars, which takes its name from the fields of ancient, giant funerary urns. We explore Vientiane, Laos' capital and head to the Bolaven Plateau, just east of Pakse, with its rich agricultural bounty beautiful waterfalls and nearby Wat Phou, the most impressive Khmer ruins outside Cambodia and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Journeys of a Lifetime - Part I


Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM -
Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver Click here to get tickets in advance

Peter Langer has travelled to over 180 countries and territories. Enjoy two presentations of 60-minute long multi-image video extravaganzas at the Ferry Building Gallery on a journey exploring some of the most beautiful places in the world with photographer Peter Langer. This magical journey will take you to some remarkable places in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North, Central & South America, Australia, the South Pacific and Antarctica.

Discover the natural beauty of our planet, along with its wealth of human history and culture. These “journeys of a lifetime” will take us to awe- inspiring locations on every continent, covering, for example, the unique fauna of Madagascar, cruises on the River Nile, the agnificent temples of Angkor and the celebration of Easter in Guatemala.

After each session, Peter Langer will give you useful tips on how to take photographs yourself,  along with information and expert advice on how to make the most of any given journey.

Journeys of a Lifetime - Part II


Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver Click here to get tickets in advance

Peter Langer has travelled to over 180 countries and territories. Enjoy two presentations of 60-minute long multi-image video extravaganzas at the Ferry Building Gallery on a journey exploring some of the most beautiful places in the world with photographer Peter Langer. This magical journey will take you to some remarkable places in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North, Central & South America, Australia, the South Pacific and Antarctica.

Discover the natural beauty of our planet, along with its wealth of human history and culture. These “journeys of a lifetime” will take us to awe- inspiring locations on every continent, covering, for example, the unique fauna of Madagascar, cruises on the River Nile, the agnificent temples of Angkor and the celebration of Easter in Guatemala.

After each session, Peter Langer will give you useful tips on how to take photographs yourself,  along with information and expert advice on how to make the most of any given journey.

Simon Fraser University - Harbour Centre, Vancouver

Journeys of a Lifetime


Tuesdays, February 19 to March 26, 2019 9:30 to 11:20 AM - Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, Vancouver

We will explore India from a historic and cultural point of view —in a voyage of discovery. Discover India’s art and architecture, the long history and the magnificent cultural heritage inherited from past generations. We will present India in terms of her diverse regions from North to South and West to East, as well as the Himalayas and the Northeast. India features the largest number of World Heritage Sites of any country in South Asia. Each week we will view a multi-image video that evokes the natural and cultural diversity of the country and discuss the geography, the history and the syncretic nature of religion in the areas once occupied by various civilizations. You will gain a deeper understanding of the country’s subtleties, especially valuable if you’re a potential traveller to India.

For more information or to register, please visit: www.sfu.ca

An in-depth Virtual Tour of Mexico


Tuesdays, February 19 to March 26, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:20 PM - Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, Vancouver

We will explore Mexico from a historic and cultural point of view —in a voyage of discovery. Along the way, you will learn about the ways of life in Mexico, its art and architecture, the long history and the magnificent cultural heritage inherited from past generations. The country features the largest number of World Heritage Sites of any country in the Americas. Each week we will view a multi-image video that evokes the natural and cultural diversity of Mexico’s unique regions and have a discussion about the geography, the history and the syncretic nature of religion in the areas once occupied by various Pre-Hispanic civilizations. You will gain a deeper understanding of Mexico’s subtleties, especially valuable if you’re a potential traveller interested in history and culture.

For more information or to register, please visit: www.sfu.ca