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Cataclysm

GREECE | Sunday, 14 Oct 2007 | Views [2582] | Comments [1]

All the ancient ruins are spectactular if for nothing else than their age: when you are looking at beautiful jewelry and art, often with very human humour, that is 1900 BC it is breathtaking. Over the years we have visited many of the anciant ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, ancient, culture, history, perspective, philosophy, ruins


Lost Past Recovered

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 2 Sep 2006 | Views [1296] | Comments [1]

Now here is something you don't see everyday: this was a Russian photographer working in about 1900 long before the advent of colour photography. He took a series of photo's using only custom built monochrome camera but then produced an approximation ... Read more >

Tags: history, invisible, museum, photography, russia


What better way to spend a wet day in Paris than with 1 million dead?

FRANCE | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Views [5350] | Comments [4]

I'm so over Paris. Seriously. Sunday, it's pissing down, and everywhere is shut. So much so that it was even impossible to buy a bloody umbrella. Have they heard of initiative in France? Is it that I am still trying to kick this flu? Is it that ... Read more >

Tags: age, change, culture, dead, death, history, mood, philosophy of travel, reflection


Freedom?

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 16 Jan 1999 | Views [2785]

The thin atmosphere and strong shadows sharpen the pink, blue, red, orange and green that paint Cerro Rico as it towers over Potosi. Silver, zinc, lead and tin, plus 21,000 men still toiling to extract it. Crates of dynamite mix with sacks of cocoa ... Read more >

Tags: colonialism, freedom, history, philosophy of travel, poverty



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