GETTING A MAKEOVER!

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LIGHT
BEAM

The beam of light reminds me of what this place must have been before Vesuvius erupted.

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ISLAND
SUNSET

Trekking back from the island of Ischia to Naples, the island said farewell with a beautiful view.

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CASTLES ON
THE MOUNTAIN

Two sets of walls from different eras adorn the mountain above Sintra.

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UP AND DOWN,
IN AND AROUND LISBON

The hills and the environs of the Portuguese capital were well worth the exploration.

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CITY IN
THE HIGHLANDS

Between the nook gardens and majestic Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh kept us enthralled

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ODD LITTLE TOWN
IN THE HEEL OF ITALY

For a beach town, Lecce was pretty weird when it snowed.

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COLUMNS BY
THE ANCIENT SEA

Ostia Antica, the ancient port of Rome, filled me with ecstasy as I explored its stone promenades, racing the setting sun.

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THE TRUE FACE
OF VENICE

The city of canals is crumbling, sinking lower each year. I'm glad I had the chance to see it while it lasts.

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GRANDPA

Important life lessons while wearing Sunday's best

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WHERE DAVID
GAZES

While one David sleeps in his museum, another watches the river, the bridges, the people - the city of Florence.

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CITY AMONG
THE RUINS

Engulfed by Rome, visiting Vatican City remains one of my fondest - and most troubling - memories.

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HILL TOWN

The towns of Umbria wind around precarious cliffs. The trade off? A room with a view.

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DISCOVERING THE
LANDMARKS OF ROMA

The Pantheon. The Forum. Villa Borghese. Love at first sight.

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WHERE FOG
MEETS THE CAPE

Here there exists a place of beauty, quiet, verdant hills, and a slow, lacing fog

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SUNGLASSES
IN THE CITY

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BACKTRAIL

Exploring the back country of Marin

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ROOTS

On the shores of Bass Lake

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THE ENCHANTMENT
OF KILLARNEY

Wet and covered in clouds, Killarney enchanted us as we strolled, hiked, boated and biked through its beauty.

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DUBLIN BAY
ENVIRONS

Spending my last days gallivanting around Dublin environs...

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CLIFFS, CASTLES
AND TOMBS

The famed cliffs, the Burren and quiet Connemara country pulled me to take a lone weekend trip through the land - well worth it.

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VISAGES
IN THE TOWER

Staring me down in the Tower, the visages of Elizabeth I revealed much.

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AINGEAL
OF POWERSCOURT

"Aingeal" means angel in Irish.

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THE GUARDIANS OF
COUNTY SLIGO

A journey through rolling hills, unkempt pastures and faerie mounds

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THE BOGSIDE

"The bogside is your womb, and education, your umbilical cord."

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THE LEGEND OF
FINN McCOOL

Legend has it that Finn McCool, an Irish giant, built a bridge to Scotland to face his Scottish equivalent. The Giant's Causeway is all that's left of it.

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ABOUT BELFAST
DIVISIONS

For a city and region ripped apart by violence, the experience of Northern Ireland and its culture and history was as memorable as it was affecting.

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VIEWS FROM
THE ROCK OF CASHEL

In the center of Ireland is the Rock of Cashel - a breathtaking set of ruins atop a hill. One of my best memories.

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CASTLE
IN THE SKY

During the day, we explored the massive castle grounds - and the next morn, awoke to the same place laced with fog.

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THE ESTATE BY
THE LAKE

Decrepit and wild, the Glenveagh Estate rests at the edge of a lake. It was an appropriately quiet and dark day.

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THE RUINS OF
FORT CHARLES

Kinsale is a small coastal town with the ruins of Fort Charles and the beautiful bay where annual sailing races take place.

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BLARNEY TREE

Blarney Castle and its grounds are more breathtaking than I ever expected. Well worth the visit.

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ADVENTURES AT
BRAY HEAD

Upon reaching the top of Bray Head, our breath was stolen by the expansive view of Dublin Bay.

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ISLANDS AT THE
EDGE OF THE WORLD

The Aran Islands on the western coast of Ireland have hundreds of miles of stone walls and on its own western coast, a ruined fort. I stood there on the cliff. I stood on the edge of the world.

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COMPOSITIONS OF A
GROWING CITY

Winding through the streets of Dublin was my primary past time when I lived in the city...always with camera in tow.

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THE BOG

Bogs are very important in the culture and terrain of Ireland - and this was the first bog I had ever seen. Mmmmm the smell of peat!

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CURIOUS /
INTREPID

Braving out onto a frozen lake isn't something I would consider fun - my dad, sister and brother, on the other hand...

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MY FAVORITE PLACE
IN THE WHOLE WORLD

"...but the rocks they pulled up were all I've ever known. The Rock fought my spirit. The Rock fed my anger. The Rock broke my heart."

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STROLLING
THROUGH SPAIN

Each backstreet and nook held something to explore or marvel at - whether the fountains of Alhambra or the fountain dead end plazas in Cordoba.

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THE FIRST TIME
I WENT TO PARIS

Hot, wet, busy, overwhelming. Pretty much describes Paris in June, yeah?

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BARREN

The lifeless forest that covers Mount St. Helens is breathtaking and startling.

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MISSION
TO MEXICO

Every morning Luis would get up early to put on his best clothes. He was also always the last person to say good-bye.

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VINTAGE
ISLAND EXPLORING

A couple old photos from a crappy point and shoot

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GRAND CANYON

One of my earliest photographs.

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