B&W Photo Challenge: Avalanche Tunnel

Cee, who loves hosting and participating in photo challenges, called for geometric shapes for her black & white challenge this week. I immediately thought of this “tunnel” built on the highway going west, beyond Kicking Horse Pass. This is a treacherous pass in the winter due to frequent avalanches, and thus they built these structures on the sides of the […]

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Affinity Towards Russia

When Cee posted this week’s photo challenge of domes, my thoughts went to this photo I took of the golden domes of Catherine’s Palace outside of St. Petersburg, Russia. It also brought up the conflict I experience when I look at some lithographs I have hanging in our bedroom, purchased at the Peter & Paul Fortress. My daughter had lived […]

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Doors & Windows of Cuba

  I did a lot of walking in Trinidad and was intrigued by the grandeur of the architecture, indicating the wealth that once was. I have a hard time admiring people with enormous wealth because I believe that in most cases it was made at the expense of someone else – in 1700 and 1800 Cuba it was slaves. It […]

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Cuba: Gran Theatro de La Habana

The Great Theater of Havana is one magnificent building. I wasn’t able to take photos of the exterior because of weather but was thrilled with the interior architecture. It houses the Cuban National Ballet and has hosted renowned performers of the arts from around the world. Sharon and I checked to see if we could see a performance while we […]

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