Monthly Archives: May 2014

Beautiful: Ardbeg

This picture is from the end of a long morning of whisky tasting on the Scottish island of Islay, in the Hebrides. It’s famous for the smoky, smoky whiskies. We were staying in Port Ellen, and Ardbeg was the third … Continue reading

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Beautiful: Jungle Reflection

There are few places I like more than Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I love these temples that were built over a few hundred years, fell into disuse as the Khmer civilization disappeared, and collapsed into the jungle. Though local farmers … Continue reading

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Photo from the World: Ta Prohm

With that title, you’re expecting a huge tree growing through a temple, aren’t you? Too bad! I’m gonna make you look at something else. I’ve been working for years to get a nice series-of-doorways photo. I have negatives from the … Continue reading

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Photo from the World: Dancing with Lenin

One of the great things in Hanoi is public dancing. People listen to Bach and Mozart and Strauss (and don’t make me list all of them), and they waltz, foxtrot, tango, and so on, and they do this in public … Continue reading

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Photo from the World: An Hour at Ba Dinh Square

Last fall, I had a chance to visit Hanoi, Vietnam. I loved the place. I would happily live there for a while, and maybe for a long while. It’s surprising for many reasons – I don’t like crowded, polluted, noisy … Continue reading

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