2019 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 India - Part 1: Northern & Western India


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

We will explore India from a historic and cultural point of view, discovering the subcontinent’s art, architecture, geography and magnificent cultural heritage, including the religions of the various civilizations that have occupied the land. In three separate sessions we will view images that evoke the natural and cultural diversity of the country. You will gain a deeper understanding of India’s subtleties, especially valuable if you’re a potential traveller there.

We start in Delhi, the capital and continue to Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Haridwar and Rishikesh. We then continue explore the states of Punjab, home to the Golden Temple, the desert cities and hill forts of Rajasthan, and the outstanding cultural heritage of Gujarat.

This show is brought to you by Bestway Tours & Safaris

Impressions of India - Part 2: Himalayas, the Northeast & Eastern India


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

We will explore India from a historic and cultural point of view, discovering the subcontinent’s art, architecture, geography and magnificent cultural heritage, including the religions of the various civilizations that have occupied the land. In three separate sessions we will view images that evoke the natural and cultural diversity of the country. You will gain a deeper understanding of India’s subtleties, especially valuable if you’re a potential traveller there.

We explore Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala, Lahaul-Spiti, Ladakh, Kashmir, Darjeeling, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh in the Indian Himalayas. We then head to the remarkable Northeast of India, visiting the states of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland, and travel in the footsteps of Buddha in Bihar, visit Kolkata and admire exceptional temples in Odisha.

This show is brought to you by Bestway Tours & Safaris

Impressions of India - Part 3: Central & Southern India


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

We will explore India from a historic and cultural point of view, discovering the subcontinent’s art, architecture, geography and magnificent cultural heritage, including the religions of the various civilizations that have occupied the land. In three separate sessions we will view images that evoke the natural and cultural diversity of the country. You will gain a deeper understanding of India’s subtleties, especially valuable if you’re a potential traveller there.

We explore prehistoric sites and the oldest Buddhist stupa in Madhya Pradesh. We then visit in Mumbai with the amazing cave temples of Elephanta, Ajanta and Ellora in Maharashtra. We explore Goa, the former Portuguese colony featuring Christian churches that could almost have been transplanted from Europe. We then discover the states of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, plus the Andaman Islands.

This show is brought to you by Bestway Tours & Safaris

Impressions of Pakistan


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

The country offers great mountaineering and trekking in the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalayas. Pakistan also features a vast artistic heritage, from the ancient Indus Valley civilization to the Moghul Empire and has 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites for you to explore.

Discover the Hunza Valley, also known as "Shangri La" from James Hilton's novel "Lost Horizons", an area of stunning natural beauty, as well as the ancient Silk Road Town of Gilgit linking Western China with this region and the Buddhist impressive rock carvings of the Buddha near Kargah. Above all, experience a multitude of cultures with a long tradition of hospitality.

This show is brought to you by Bestway Tours & Safaris

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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Coming in Fall 2019: Impressions of Africa


September & October 2019 - Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver

Peter will be travelling to the African continent and as a result will be preparing to following presentations:

  • Impressions of Egypt
  • Impressions of Sudan
  • Impressions of Ethiopia
  • Impressions of Eritrea & Djibouti
  • Impressions of Kenya
  • Impressions of Tanzania
  • Impressions of Uganda
  • Impressions of Rwanda

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Simon Fraser University - Harbour Centre, Vancouver

Memorable Journeys and Encounters Around the World


Saturday, February 23 at 1:30 PM - Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, Vancouver

Enjoy a 2-hour long multi-image video extravaganza 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.

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

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