Traveling at an average clip of 44.5 kph, slower than the peak speed Usain Bolt reached during his last 100m world record
A book fair as street art.
At the terminus of the Enchanted Forest Trail
There were two reasons I wanted to visit El Alto, at one time a slum on the margins of Bolivia’s capital La Paz and now the country’s second largest city. One: It’s the highest major metropolis in the world; and two: it’s the largest indigenous city in the Americas.
From Puyuhuapi, Chile.
A 90-second video notebook from Isla de Sol on Lake Titicaca, the island were the Inca believed the sun was created and their dynasty born.
From Quito, Ecuador
Works that create layers only to tear them down.
More accurately, a very pleasant surprise.
Your mental health break for the day in the form of a four minute collection of shots and panoramas from the Valle de la Luna, or Valley of the Moon, in Chile’s Atacama desert.
From La Paz, Bolivia
The Iglesia San Agustin in the historical center of Lima.
Poetry and Puyuhuapi, Chile.
To duck out briefly from the afternoon and early evening chill and to give my mind a quick break from the ongoing Ljubljana Filmfest movie marathon, I made a brief return to more photo sorting and organizing and decided to stop here, at the entrance to the Cartagena Cathedral. I loved that door.
I posted a photo from La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires once before –and am working on a longer post culled from my manuscript research– but want to post this one now, fitting as it is for eerie, the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. Cemeteries are a joy during and after a rain,…
As the title suggests, here’s a very short piece of video from a visit this past June to the Poás Volcano, located in its eponymous national park in central Costa Rica. Less than two hours’ drive from San Jose, it’s a popular day trip; it’s also very much active, adding to its allure. My friend…
Sticking with the theme of colorful sunset skies in Chilean coastal areas that I began with Friday’s shot, this is a snap of the Seno Última Esperanza, or Last Hope Sound, in Puerto Natales, Chile. Much further south, Puerto Natales is among the most popular stops in Chilean Patagonia, serving as the main gateway for…
This was taken last March in Chaiten, Chile, a small town about 1,200 kilometers south of the capital Santiago, which made headlines back in May 2008 when a nearby volcano that bears the town’s name woke from a 9,370-year slumber. Over its month-long eruption, it blew a column of ash and hot gases nearly 31…
Oscar Wilde would have been 159 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. The photo above was snapped in Portland, Oregon, in August. And below, enjoy a slide show featuring photos of Wilde’s tomb at the Père Lachaise cemetery from a visit in March 2011 before it was cleaned up and covered.
A worker taking a break from a construction project on the Plaza de la Aduana in Cartagena. Saturated is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, which brought to mind the colors in this image –and many others– I snapped in Cartagena’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where upscale construction, building rehab…
I’m making decent progress today with my stash of nearly 19,000 photos from my seven-month trip across South America, forging onwards with images from Buenos Aires. What better way to spend a brief mental health break than with a quick little sunset color dance with Eva Peron? This 10-story high banner is just south of…