Category Archives: Photography

Travel Moment: Lounging Lemur

When you’re worn out from all that leaping, I guess…

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Travel Moment: Slovenian Spiral

Sometimes you can visit a country justly renowned for the beauty of its mountains, lakes, and castles and when you get home your favorite picture was taken at your hotel… Ljubljana, Slovenia

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On the Beach in Benin

This striking assemblage of folk art on the beach at Ouidah, Benin illustrates two ever-present themes of the West African experience: the terrible legacy of slavery, and the fact that nothing ever goes to waste. The setting was the annual Voodoo Festival … Continue reading

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Miles and Miles of Mongolia

In response to the question “How was Mongolia?” there is only one adjective that comes to mind, pushing all other qualifiers out of contention: vast. The extent of the vastness can only be appreciated once you leave the capital of Ulaanbaatar and … Continue reading

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The Hamer Bull Jumping Ceremony

My thoughts on attending the bull jumping ceremony of the Hamer people were these: If I were a young man about to prove myself worthy of a bride by running naked over the backs of six cranky animals, would I … Continue reading

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Toys for the Dead

Enter a Mentawai longhouse and the first thing you’ll notice are the fanciful animal carvings – hanging from the ceiling, emblazoned on the walls. There are birds and turtles, monkeys and boar.  These are “toys for the dead,” placed there … Continue reading

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Travel Moment: The Bag Ladies of Lome

Giving new meaning to the term in the capital of Togo

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