Traveling gives you the opportunity to get a glimpse into somebody else’s life.
I’m fascinated by homes around the world. You can tell a lot by a person’s home, and front yard for that matter.
Therefore, I’ve compiled ten photos of front yards from around the world. What can we glean from them?
This first house was the house Jim and I owned in Alaska. Alaska front yards contain a lot of snow, and usually the machines and tools that help you remove the snow or at least a couple of four wheel drives to get you up that [...]
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Tibetan Monks going to prayer.
Tibet is so high, so dry, and such a harsh land. In spring people begin tilling their lands with plows pulled by yaks. Everywhere you look are barren, brown and empty fields. There is little color. To arrive at a Buddhist monastery and see the vibrant colors of the monks’ robes is so uplifting. The monks, themselves, are so happy and seem so full of purpose.
I love this photo, because it’s just one instant in time. The sun was shining, and, even though there were patches of snow all around, it was quite [...]
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Living on the highest and harshest plateau on earth, Tibetans are a hardy lot. They have to be to live off such a difficult land. You can see it in this woman’s face that she has to work hard every day. We came across her as she was finishing her laundry. She had been bent over a frigid stream pounding the clothes. When I travel, I realize how spoiled I am. Even though I do have to go outside in the cold Ankara weather to put my clothes in the dryer, at least I’m not having to hang them [...]
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As landscapes go, this is one of my favorite shots of all time. I love the layers of color and lush lime green of new spring growth. I took this shot on my way to the airport in Lhasa, Tibet. What is really interesting, and of course you cannot tell from this shot is, that on my way into the city one week before, this mountain was covered in snow and sand. The trees were bare. No leaves had popped, then on the way back here they were in full bloom. An amazing site and I think a very [...]
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Lhasa. Tibet. What a place! I wouldn’t say it was a vacation, traveling through Tibet is pretty hard-coare traveling. The barren landscape, the altitude, the constant struggle between the Tibetans and the Chinese. It’s all very interesting.
Painted with Buddhist symbols in bright colors, the spinning brass prayer wheels, painting, stone carvings, and offerings all along the path, it’s not only visually pleasing, but it really evokes a peacefulness and serenity. This pilgrimage site is not to be missed, I could have spent at least one more full day in the area around it photographing the people as they make [...]
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