And from my occasional City Quickie video series, here are fairly brief but busy looks at Berlin, Doha, Qatar‘s West Bay area and the Moroccan capital, Rabat. And among my personal favorites, this time lapse video I shot in Sarajevo.
60 Second Kobarid Museum Advisor. A museum in northwest Slovenia dedicated to chronicling the Twelve Battles of Isonzo Front which were later immortalized by Hemingway in A Farewell to Arms.
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsled Run, 30 Years Later. A photo and video tour of Trebević Mountain, which in 1984 hosted the Olympic bobsled and luge competition and less than a decade later served as a Bosnian Serb artillery position during the siege of Sarajevo. A surreal stroll.
And Agent Orange’s Golden Anniversary, an account of a visit to the Thanhxuan Peace Village, or Lang Hoa Binh Than Xuan, an orphanage, school and clinic in Hanoi set up specifically for victims of Agent Orange. Rarely a day goes by that I don’t think about this afternoon visit with the Agent Orange’s third generation.
Published in January 2007 –yes, the first full month that this blog existed– it went semi-viral in less than 24 hours and attracted nearly 30,000 visitors that day. Lesson learned? Posts about an obscure spiny fish that painfully lodges itself into a penis will attract a crowd. And still does.