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Photo Essay

Street art: Is there a purpose? Plus Mission District

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How influential is street art to society? Whenever I visit any new city, I usually look for that one neighborhood that has a unique character to it. It might not be the most visited nor the most recommended of any particular place, but it almost always has a story to tell. A story that might not be verbal. A story ... Read More »

Street Art in Montreal Canada

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The Artistic Scene in Montreal It has been a few years since I first visited Montreal. Both times have been brief, but enjoyable. Also, I think it has helped that I have visited twice during the summer months as I am not sure that I would fare so well in the winter. The last time I visited, I was interested ... Read More »

The Best of Puerto Rico in Photos

Tank on the beach of Culebra

Photo Journey through Puerto Rico I’ve finally reviewed and gone over most of my pictures from Puerto Rico. I’ve concluded with these as being my favorites. These pictures were taken in many places around the island from San Juan to the islands to the rain forests. I have tried to include variety in this so that you can see some ... Read More »

Pictures from Snorkeling in Costa Brava

Underwater in the Mediterranean

You may recall a few months ago when I was traveling in Spain. I went to Costa Brava in Spain’s Catalunya region and did a kayaking/snorkeling excursion there. When I was staying at my hostel there I met some very friendly and mature Norwegian teenagers who were backpacking around for a few weeks. We exchanged stories and I learned about ... Read More »

Capture the Color Contest

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Capture the Color in Photos First off, I’d like to send a special thanks to Aryn from Driftwood and Daydreams for nominating me for the Capture the Color contest. I’ve been following Aryn for some time now and she has a really great site. She’s a polyglot with a sense of adventure for enjoying life. I admire her ability to ... Read More »

Inside Turkey’s Hagia Sofia

Inside the Hagia Sofia

The Hagia Sophia A True Masterpiece If you have never had the opportunity to visit the Hagia Sofia, I certainly recommend you doing so. Turkey’s Hagia Sofia, is a true marvel of the times, and a jewel of the ancients. I would describe it as Turkey’s Taj Mahal, but you wouldn’t guess by looking at it from the outside. That’s ... Read More »

The Skyline of Barcelona

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 Taking Barcelona by Sky Looking down on a beautiful European city One of my favorite things to do in any city I visit is to try to find a place where I can climb up and look over the city. I find there to be something especially serene about overlooking a large city. It makes everything so simple. All the ... Read More »

Turkey in Pictures

A silhouette of the Blue mosque at sunset.

Photos of Turkey A little bit over a year ago, I was traversing Turkey.  I learned a great deal from traveling through Turkey and I will always remember my time there.  Turkey is an amazing country with a beautiful landscape and an even more colorful history.  Turkey is a perfect blend of European and Islamic cultures with noticeable influences from ... Read More »

Morocco Photos

A sunset over the Moroccan desert.

Morocco Photos  Some pictures of Morocco This past summer, I was afforded the opportunity to spend some time in Morocco.  Before going to Morocco, I had never been to continental Africa.  I had only been to a few places, which were predominately Muslim such as Bosnia and Turkey.  I didn’t really know what to expect when I visited Morocco, but ... Read More »

The many faces of the Louisiana Fleur-de-Lis

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The Louisiana Fleur-de-Lis Although the fleur-de-lis has been symbolic in France and Italy for centuries, the symbol has become undertaken a much deeper and cultural meaning with the state of Louisiana.  Over the years the fleur-de-lis has been cited for having religious, status, and even  personal meanings. Today, the fleur-de-lis is an iconic symbol of Louisiana taking many forms.  Businesses, ... Read More »

French Quarter Photos

A typical scene in New Orleans

Pictures of the French Quarter A photo essay of the New Orleans French Quarter Below you will find a series of French Quarter photos.  Taken from around the French Quarter, these photos represent some of the sights that the New Orleans French Quarter has to offer.  The French Quarter is a very historic district in Louisiana.  It can easily trace ... Read More »

Pictures of Detroit

Fox Theater Detroit.  Lite up at night.  Fox theater is a landmark in Detroit.

Detroit in Photos A photo essay of Detroit This is a photo essay about Detroit.  If you haven’t read my article Is Detroit that Bad? try to read it when you get a chance.  I think that you would find it interesting.  Especially if you want a personal opinion on the current state of Detroit.  I recently visited there and got ... Read More »