Gold Rush Leaves Tropical Forests Poorer Than Ever

By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network, January 19, 2015. Republished with permission under a Creative Commons license from Climate News Network. The natural wealth of South America’s tropical forests is at growing risk from demand for its minerals − and specifically its gold. Researchers says that a veritable global gold rush has led to a significant… Continue reading Gold Rush Leaves Tropical Forests Poorer Than Ever

Soccer Field, Zorritos, Peru

Soccer field, Zorritos, Peru

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 182nd (!) straight, goes to the roots for today’s World Cup final. This is the local stadium in Zorritos, Peru, set cozily along a Pacific Ocean beach. I wonder how many extra time games this field has seen. 🙂 09-May-2013

Doorway, Cusco

I’m feeling a little stuck today while working on a new layout here, somewhere between a door that won’t quite close and another that I can’t seem to open. I think I’ll have the right key tomorrow. 🙂  In the meantime, please excuse the dust. Today’s Pic du Jour, the 174th (!) straight, was snapped… Continue reading Doorway, Cusco

Jirón Camaná, Lima (Pic du Jour)

Near the Plaza Mayor, Lima, Peru

A mid-morning Sunday stroll on the Jirón Camaná, Lima, Peru, 05-May-2013.     [More images from Lima] [Previous Lima-related posts] [Previous Peru-related posts] [More Galleries]   All images © Bob Ramsak 2013-2014. All rights reserved. For stock or editorial use please get in touch. For print purchases please visit here; for greeting cards and post… Continue reading Jirón Camaná, Lima (Pic du Jour)

Night Rider and Blondie, Lima [Pic du Jour]

Night Riders. Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 123rd straight (!), was taken at the Plaza San Martin in Lima, Peru. The large public space is in the heart of the Peruvian capital’s historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most memorable about this moment? Blondie’s Dreaming was blaring from a nearby cafe. [blockquote source=” 🙂 “]People stop… Continue reading Night Rider and Blondie, Lima [Pic du Jour]

Urban Canvases – 18 Street Art Pics from Lima, Peru

Mural, Lima, Peru

From a brief visit in early May 2013. Update: 10 June 2015 – I’ve just heard from a friend in Lima that most of these works have recently been painted over on order of Mayor Luis Castañeda Lossio. That is partly the nature of urban art; nothing, or at least most things, aren’t forever. It’s… Continue reading Urban Canvases – 18 Street Art Pics from Lima, Peru

May Day in Cusco, Revisited

Folk dancer, May Day Parade, Cusco, Peru, 01-May-2013

This was taken exactly one year ago at a massive and colorful May Day Parade in Cusco, Peru. He was one of several hundred dancers who took over, if for just a few hours, Cusco’s central Plaza de Armas. I could have done without the firecrackers but the dancers at whose feet they were exploding… Continue reading May Day in Cusco, Revisited

Puerto Pizarro, Peru | Travel & Stock Image Gallery

Fishing boats, Puerto Pizarro, Peru

Puerto Pizarro, Peru [32 images] Small Pacific coast town in northern Peru, 13km from Tumbes and just south of the border with Ecuador. Photos shot in May 2013. All images © Bob Ramsak 2013-2014. All rights reserved. For stock or editorial use please get in touch. For print purchases please visit here; for greeting cards… Continue reading Puerto Pizarro, Peru | Travel & Stock Image Gallery

Fisherman, Puerto Pizarro, Peru – Pic du Jour

Fisherman, Puerto Pizarro, Peru

I’ve spent much of the afternoon and evening translating a technical text about commercial fisheries, so feel obligated to feature a fisherman as the subject of my Pic du Jour for the second straight day. This was taken near a dock in Puerto Pizarro, Peru early last May. He looks a little frustrated, matching how… Continue reading Fisherman, Puerto Pizarro, Peru – Pic du Jour

Off Season, Zorritos, Peru – Pic du Jour

Empty Hotel, Zorritos, Peru, May 2013

Facing the Pacific. Only two rooms were occupied. Snapped on 10-May 2013 Related articles Painted Ghost Crab (Pic de Jour) Zorritos Sunset – Pic de Jour