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Bergen-Gateway to the Fjords

Our trip to Norway at the end of May has already acquired a dreamlike quality even if it was only two months ago. Revisiting our vacation pictures helps me remember that there are places in the world where the hottest topic of conversation is the weather. And occasionally Norway did make me feel like I was back in Minnesota, not least of all because it seemed all the young folk…

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Season’s Greetings!

Feels a bit odd being out of the holiday loop with Hanukkah (Channukah, whatever) having been so early this year and the civil New Year not really observed by the majority of people here. Meaning, it’s been difficult to get into the “holiday spirit”. Our visit to the Christian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem over the weekend helped a bit. No blaring Xmas music (thank goodness) but lots…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Another trip, another 1000+ photos.  I am stunned figuring out which ones to share with you. So in true blue procrastination, I went and bought PSE11 for a song on Adobe.com and am now watching tutorials before they roll over to PSE12 next week. (Heaven help me resist the Siren Song of PS Actions!) Guess you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Meanwhile, these images were taken in the stairwell between…

The Doors

Doors and doorways fascinate me, especially when I travel. They can be practical or extravagant, solid or ethereal. Here are a few I saw recently in Basel, Switzerland. The trip to Basel itself was unfortunately much shorter than what I would have liked. The city is not very large and there is so much to see.  We covered a lot on foot, although any hotel guest can take the buses and trams…

Botanical Gardens Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures

This past year I did a lot more travelling both here and abroad.  According to PSE, I look 2700+ photos in 2012, 1688 of those were in landscape orientation and 1026 in portrait. Below is a distillation of 50 or so of the 75 photos that I felt were photographically interesting. When reviewing photos to select for this post, it struck me that many of the photos I take feel…