Category Archives: Travel

Weekly Photo Challenge: YELLOW

What’s yellow? Mexico is yellow! So many things that were beautiful, eye-catching, interesting, different about San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city in central Mexico, happened to be yellow. Here are some. Our casita on Calle 28 de abril was always cheerful … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ADVENTURE!

When I look at this photo, I see a gondolier in Venice. But of course that’s my imagination (and my passion for Venice) doing the seeing.  Who’s actually here is a gondolier-type macho young sailor in Maine’s Ogunquit harbor: It was a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ZIGZAG, 2

What beautiful memories these particular zigzags conjure up! These are the vermilion zigzag edges of the pagoda associated with Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. Anyone complaining about August heat in New England just needs to head for Japan in the summer. The very definition of HOT! … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: World Through My Eyes (2)

It was the harbor in Ogunquit, ME. But to me it was as close to Venice again as I’d be getting for quite a while, if ever. So the young rower with the strong arms — not by a long … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ILLUMINATION

Light Up the Night! That’s what happened when the fire alarm went off at two in the morning at our hotel in Portland, Maine. Flashing red lights, great yellow spotlights, night to day as the movie term has it:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FOREIGN

Foreign to me = exotic. My lacquer box portrays the Firebird, a legendary Russian creature resembling our fairy tale Phoenix. The Firebird comes straight out of a Russian fairy tale, and Russia to me — for many reasons — is as … Continue reading

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The Challenge is URBAN

Not only is my physical self divorced from anything urban — my photography archives seem to be divorced as well. But I still keep a very clear image of what urbanity is. To my mind, the very best image ever … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: URBAN

It wasn’t till I went through my archives that I realized how thoroughly I’ve unurbanized myself. Small towns, villages, rural landscapes — all present and accounted for. But no more cities. (I do love seeing everyone’s photos of New York … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: MOVEMENT (2)

Returning to the United States from my first European trip in 1956 aboard the Ile de France —  We entered the harbor early in the morning, with the sunrise. On deck breathless with excitement, I snapped this photo of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CREATE (2)

Children are naturally, instinctively creative. But creativity is harder to come by as an adult, at least it is for me, what with “grownup” inhibitions and fears getting in the way. But I love classical still lifes, and I will … Continue reading

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