Horse grazing, El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina

El Chalten Revisited, Briefly

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 198th (!) straight, was snapped from a small field just above the center of El Chalten, Argentina, one of the more popular and picturesque areas in Patagonia. Check out a pair of previous posts describing day trip hikes from El Chalten: The Fitz Roy Trail …

Menton Mannequin

A Menton Moment (Mannequin Monday 9)

Poor woman. A lazy eye and a bruised nose, too. If you’re new to this weekly series that’s taking and breaking the internets by storm, you can and should catch up here. Enjoy and please tell all your friends! Menton, France, 21 June 2011

Farská Street, Bratislava

A Quiet Street, Bratislava

It was just after seven on a Sunday evening. Voices of a nearby crowd carried on the gentle breeze, yet this small cobblestone street, with Bratislava castle peeking right back at me, was perfectly, beautifully empty. Today’s Pic du Jour, the 196th (!) straight, was snapped on Farská Street in …

Alex's costume from A Clockwork Orange on display at a Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the National Museum in Krakow

Kubrick Exhibition in Krakow: a Tour in 32 Photos

Stanley Kubrick would have been 86 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. My visit to Krakow, Poland last month coincided with central Europe’s only stop of EXHIBITION: Stanley Kubrick, the first comprehensive exhibit focusing on the work of the legendary director. About 1,000 pieces make up the …

Sunset near Kavarna, Bulgaria

Kavarna Sunset, and Snapwire

I should be more specific. Here in Slovenia, a kavarna is a café. This fiery orange scene was snapped back in October 2012 just outside of the city of Kavarna, a town on the Black Sea coast in northeastern Bulgaria. There was no coffee house in the immediate vicinity. I’ve …

Non-smoking monk, Bangkok

Non-smoking monk, Bangkok

I like to tell people that I once dropped into Bangkok just long enough to enjoy an exquisite lunch. That’s not entirely true; my 10 hours on the ground in the Thai capital –six of those in the massive city’s center– also included a relaxing visit to Lumphini Park and …

Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden, Nanning, China

Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden, Nanning

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 193rd (!) straight, provides a brief throwback to a late 2010 visit to the Ba Gui Agricultural Research Garden in Nanning, China, quite likely one of the biggest cities you’ve never heard of*. The city of 6.6 million is the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang …

Water pollution mural, Punta Arenas, Chile

Gone Fishin’

Actually, I haven’t. And I bet this guy wishes he hadn’t either. Today’s Pic du Jour, the 192nd (!) straight, is of a mural I spotted between the fabled municipal cemetery and hippodrome in Punta Arenas, Chile during my six-month overland trip across South America last year. I had a …

Cityscape 2, Quito, Ecuador. May 2013

Cityscapes – Quito, Ecuador | Stock Image Gallery 3

Flanked by snow-capped volcanic peaks and sprawled across the Guayllabamba River valley in the country’s northern highlands, few of the world’s capitals can claim as beautiful a setting as Quito, the Ecuadoran capital. Its historical center, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, is described as one of the largest and …

Sidewalk breakfast, Hanoi, Vietnam

Breakfast With a Smile, Hanoi

The vivid memory of this woman’s smile greeted me when I woke up this morning. I have no idea what provoked it but I didn’t fight it. There are worse images that can clutter a mind when one starts the day. The recollection left me no choice but to hunt …