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Wordless Wednesday: Hot Dog Days of Summer

Sleeping Dog
Location: Lima, Peru

September 18, 2017 at 9:30 am 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

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Wherever you travel, the destination is the ultimate goal. But the journey that takes you there can be rewarding as well. It can offer a lot of opportunities to spice up the total experience.

As a case in point, I remember our trip to Machu Picchu in Peru. On the way, we stopped along the roadside to interact with the locals and marvel at the assortment of colorful souvenirs that they were selling. It proved to be a good introduction to the Incans who built the famous site in the 15th century.

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July 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm 8 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

Machu Picchu

Location: Machu Picchu, Peru
No man is an island, according to John Donne. It’s true, indeed. We are social animals as attested by the popularity of Facebook. At the same time, there are times when the situation gets so overwhelming that we feel the need to disconnect momentarily from the rest of humanity. We go into solitude mode.

During a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru, I saw this woman sitting by herself alone with her thoughts. As dusk was approaching. she seemed to be in perfect harmony with all around her. It was a moment in time that I couldn’t resist taking her picture even though I didn’t know her.

There is a solitude of space,
A solitude of sea,
A solitude of death, but these
Society shall be,
Compared with that profounder site,
That polar privacy,
A Soul admitted to Itself:
Finite Infinity.

Emily Dickinson


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February 4, 2017 at 9:46 am 7 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Children of the Sun

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Location: Cusco, Peru


May 23, 2016 at 8:56 am 12 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilation

Inca Girl
Location: Cusco, Peru

Jubilation can be manifested in many ways.

In the case of the little girl waiting for the start of the parade in Cusco, Peru, the reaction was more restrained.

An unexpected gift of orange didn’t cause her to jump up and down.

But the look in her eyes and the way she held the fruit close to her mouth betrayed the emotions welling up deep inside her.

Ha Ha. I found it not only cute and funny but also reminded me of a similar situation when I was her age.

After her mother gestured to her as if it were a forbidden fruit, she handed it to her for safekeeping.

Needless to say, I lost tract of the little girl as the parade went on.

But there was something I did know. She enjoyed the taste of that orange much more because she held on to it a little bit longer.

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May 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm 11 comments

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