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Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Change, Culture, Photos, Travel |

Northern Ireland in Photos

Northern Ireland in Photos

Northern Ireland is composed of 6 counties in the north of Ireland and is naturally a beautiful place with mountains, rivers, and rugged sea coast. Politically, Northern Ireland has been a contested site for centuries. The two dominant populations, Ulster Protestants and Irish Catholics have traditionally fought to either remain a part of the United Kingdom or be united with the Republic of Ireland. The region went through a period of violent turmoil known as “The Troubles” but came to a formal peace agreement in 1998. The society is rapidly undergoing a great deal of political, social, and economic...

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Blog, Culture, Photos, Travel |

Backgammon in Nicosia, Cyprus

Backgammon in Nicosia, Cyprus

This photo was taken in the Old City of Nicosia, Cyprus, where backgammon is a game the old and young play in their spare time. The title is “East/West” as a reference to the contrast of old and new worlds– the traditional and modern. The poster and calendar display messages in English and one of the men is wearing a popular Western brand but all of the men in the picture are traditional Cypriots playing a game that originated in Persia (Iran) thousands of years ago in the last divided capitol of the world. I had permission to capture this moment on a Sunday afternoon in the Old City Nicosia and I have always enjoyed the subtle contrasts in this photo as well as the clear streams of light filtering in onto the scene. This photo is entered into a contest and you can vote for it by liking or sharing it from BarrelHopping’s website....

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Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Blog, Photos, Road Trip USA, Travel |

San Francisco in Pictures

San Francisco in Pictures

San Francisco has it all. Enjoy the view! Comstock Saloon Cocktail Comstock Saloon Lombard St. home Park Art Farmer’s market tomatoes View over Lombard St. Harvey Milk Plaza Castro Theater Castro Streets The F Street Car Ghirardelli Chocolate Story Sailboat on the Bay Ship at Bay Alcatraz The Golden Gate Bridge in a fog. Clam chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf Spider crab in Fort Mason Marina. Civic Center Farmer’s Market Antique bike...

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