Humanity Series: Temple Child

Cradled by the window frame of the ancient temple, sat the little girl. A unexpected contrast between old and new. Her family was nearby selling souvenirs but she had other plans for her day. She sat quietly and peacefully in the window in a timeless fashion that was […]

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Humanity Series: Don’t Mess With Me

Her mother was working nearby harvesting rice. Her little brother was also there watching carefully from a distance. I thought the determination on her face was precious. If we had spoken, I imagine she would have said something like “I may be just a little […]

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The Darker Side of Vegas

Everyone who hears ‘Vegas Baby’ thinks of The Strip, the bright lights and the good times. Las Vegas Boulevard wears a cloak of prosperity and sophistication during the day and the ‘respectable’ evening hours. It is, however, a very different vibe at daybreak. This shot […]

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How Far Is It?

If you’re lucky enough to visit the Antarctic Peninsula, your ship may stop at the island which houses both Russian and Chilean research stations. This shot was obviously taken at the Russian base!:) It depicts various cities along their approximate direction and distance. It looks like […]

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Humanity Series: Palm Reader

Some cultures have ladies with raven hair who gaze meaningfully into crystal balls. Some arrange and interpret tarot cards. Others read the patterns depicted in leftover tea leaves. Usually if you require the skills of such artists you must seek them out. In India it can be as simple […]

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Humanity Series: Making Ends Meet

It’s a wonderful thing to travel. Your opinions, born as they are within your frame of reference, can be corrected by reality of travel. For example, I thought the fall of Communism was a good thing that was welcomed by all. Travelling through Bulgaria I […]

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The Red Door

Tibetans are not afraid of colour! You might think that this fabulous red door announces the portal to an ornate, multi story, structure. You’d be wrong. It’s a modest little house. A cottage by Western standards. Tibetans may not have wealth, nor even control of their own […]

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The Sea Monoliths

This is Hạ Long Bay, or Descending Dragon Bay in English. Legend says that the Gods sent a family of dragons to protect and assist the Vietnamese in defending their country. Magically, many rock mountains abruptly appeared on the sea causing the invading ships to strike the […]

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Church Of The Savior On Spilled Blood

On the surface, not the best name possible for such a decorative structure. This fabulous display of brightly coloured onion domes, glittering spires and mosaics deserves, I think, something less grim. It actually goes by several names in English tourist literature. Church of the Resurrection, Church of the Spilled […]

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Garden Walk

It’s a lovely thing, to walk a garden. It’s calming and rejuvenating. It can focus the thoughts and center the spirit. It can help with perspective; a quiet garden walk and you may find that huge problem you’re facing isn’t unmanageable after all. It doesn’t matter whether the […]

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