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Hi, I’m Petra with Xia being my username whenever I’m online.

As some people wonder how I got this name: Shortly before I started using the internet private and needed my first username I’ve been on holidays to France. One town I liked especially was Aix-en-Provence. As I wanted a short username, I went for AIX. That was back in Germany. In April 2006 I moved to Ireland. Joining the online community here I somehow wanted a slightly different name so I just reversed it to XIA – not realising it’s chinese meaning Glow of the sunrise. Which I liked so I kept it.

This blog is mainly to show my pictures in a different way then I can on and

I own the copyright for all pictures on this website.  If you like them and want to use them I’m delighted. But I ask you to contact me first (petra (at) xiaphotos (dot) com) so that I know where they appear and I hope you give full credits to me.

Now enjoy my little space in the web and don’t hesitate to comment. Everything constructive is very welcome. There’s always something to learn.

Thanks for stopping by,



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  1. Diana / Jul 19 2010 6:54 am

    Congrats on starting a blog and I am confident that there will be many, many beautiful pictures. Really looking forward to them. Enjoy blogging!

    All the best, Diana

    P.S. When does the online shop open? 😉

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