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Tibetan Costume

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Qinghai Provence, China 2007 Kham women of the Tibetan Prefecture in Qinghai Provence arrange their costume in preparation for a festival in Yushou.  The population in this part of China is nearly 100% Kham Tibetan. Kham are physically striking: both … Continue reading

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Tibet: A Wall of Prayers

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Tibet 2007 Two Buddhist monks pass a mani wall as they circumambulate a monastery. Mani walls are built of stones; each stone  is inscribed with a prayer by the person who places the stone on the wall. These walls of prayers are … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Rissani

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Rissani, Morocco 1997,  A Visit to a Kasbah I hired a Berber man to lead me through the large castle-like kasbahs of Rissani. These are fortified apartment houses. Long, dark tunnels thread in all directions lit only (in those days) … Continue reading

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The Lowest Caste

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Rajasthan, India 2005 A tiny girl dressed in flowing skirts, veils and jewelry performed for tourists at a turn in one of the winding streets leading into Jaiselmer Fort. Her eyes, ringed with kohl, revealed her shy nature as did … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

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 Southern California. I thank all those who have made our country safe and free. Let’s do our part to keep it that way. Happy 4th to all.

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Life in the Sahara Desert

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Tchit, Mauritania, 2005 The remote village of Tchit, an ancient stone citadel built in the 12th century, is occupied by perhaps a few hundred souls who live out their lives in isolation from the rest of the world. Yet, despite the small population, … Continue reading

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Karelia, Russia

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Northern Russia 2009 This reminds me of the many country churches in South Carolina where I grew up. Of course, they would have been Protestant churches and they would have been painted white and the fence would have been barbed wire … Continue reading

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Varanasi, India

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Ganges River, Varanasi India 2004 After bathing in the river, these women set out small ‘boats’ containing flowers and fervent prayers on the waters of the Ganges. The day was overcast and humid. A gray mist rose from the river. … Continue reading

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Sumela Monastery, Eastern Turkey

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  Trabzon, Turkey 2008 Many of the frescoes in the monastery church (founded 380 AD) were damaged by Muslims who were offended by the representation of human figures. This figure of Christ adorned the main basilica. I am fascinated by the heavenward lifted … Continue reading

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Romanian Graveyard

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Maramures, Romania 2012 My guide, Daniel Gheorghita (www.covinnus.com) and I were rather stalwart in our pursuit of photographs. We were undeterred by rain or snow. Despite the gloomy weather, this graveyard outside one of Romania’s wooden churches is rather cheerful … Continue reading

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