Performers outside of Blue Arc Stadium in Daegu, South Korea

Daegu Smiles

Performers gather just prior to a ceremony outside of Blue Arc Stadium in Daegu, South Korea. Smiles and peace signs were standard reactions among teenagers and young people as their picture was about to be taken.

Drummers suspended over hundreds of dancers at the 2008 Olympic Closing Ceremony in Beijing

Beijing Olympics, Revisited

A brief look back at the 2008 Olympic Closing Ceremony in Beijing.

War Mask, Eastern Turkey or Western Iran, 15th century - Museum of Islamic Art, Doha. Steel with gold inlay

Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art – Exhibit Notebook

31 pieces from the permanent collection of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.

Napping shoppers, Shanghai, 2010

Shopping Fatigue, Shanghai

Even shoppers in China apparently get tired of buying all the things they make.

Turtles at market, Nanning, China

Turtles at Market, Nanning

Turtles for sale at a market on the fringes of Nanning, China, a sprawling city of seven million many of you have never heard of. So it goes with many mid-sized Chinese cities.

Non-smoking monk, Bangkok

Non-smoking monk, Bangkok

I like to tell people that I once dropped into Bangkok just long enough to enjoy an exquisite lunch. It’s mostly true.

Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden, Nanning, China

Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden, Nanning

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 193rd (!) straight, provides a brief throwback to a late 2010 visit to the Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden in Nanning, China, quite likely one of the biggest cities you’ve never heard of*. The city of 6.6 million is the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang …

Sidewalk breakfast, Hanoi, Vietnam

Breakfast With a Smile, Hanoi

The vivid memory of this woman’s smile greeted me when I woke up this morning. I have no idea what provoked it but I didn’t fight it. There are worse images that can clutter a mind when one starts the day. The recollection left me no choice but to hunt …

Near the Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar | Travel & Stock Image Gallery

Travel and stock images of Doha, the capital of Qatar.

The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha | Notebook & Image Gallery

NOTE 09-Jun-2014: I’ve finally caught up with photos from my working visit last month to Doha, capital of Qatar, per capita the richest country in the world. I’ve divided them into several smaller galleries which I’ll continue to publish over the next week. First up is a focus on the …