Category Archives: Photography

No selfies from Easter Island

When people fly five hours to an island 3,700 km away from the mainland, they want photographic proof of having been there. Lots of photos. Tourists were walking up and down in silly poses before each stone statue on Easter … Continue reading

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Humberstone, ghost town in the desert

When you spot a name like Humberstone on a map of South America, the interest is already piqued. As I asked the bus driver to let me get off there, in the middle of the Atacama Desert, he looked at … Continue reading

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The Port of Gorey

(The photo was taken at Gorey on Jersey.)

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Lynching in Bolivia

In many places in Bolivia, I saw life-size dolls dangling from lamp posts, power poles, walls and even next to the church. I was unable to figure out what they were supposed to represent. When I asked about it, I always … Continue reading

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“Death in Venice”

… and there goes Gustav von Aschenbach: “Death in Venice“ is not my favorite book by Thomas Mann, but he is one of my most favorite authors. I have met a few people who have dismissed Thomas Mann as a writer … Continue reading

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Praise the Lord with your Spray Can!

In Sicily, even the graffiti sprayers are religious. (Seen behind the Cathedral in Palermo, Sicily.)

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My house in Colombia

Bogotá is actually quite green for a large city, but I wanted only nature, without the city. So I rented a little house north of Colombia’s capital, which I reached on smaller and smaller roads, shared with a surprising number … Continue reading

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