20 May 2007

South Africa Gallery: Soshanguve

The first gallery from the Africa trip. These are from Soshanguve, a township where I spent some time. It's an interesting place, nearly 100% black South African, growing like crazy, and since my visit a couple years ago, has begun to resolve into its own upper and lower class areas. Good to see growth. Sad to see the layers beginning to appear.

Soshanguve is a township situated about 45 km north of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. It was established in 1974 on land scheduled to be incorporated into a bantustan (tribal reserve for black inhabitants as part of the racial segregation policies of apartheid) for Sotho, Shangaan, Nguni and Venda people (thus the name) who were resettled from Atteridgeville and Mamelodi. It later became part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municpality, and was the scene of riots related to poor service delivery in January 2006.

- from Wikipedia

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18 April 2007

Soshanguve

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17 April 2007

26°16'41.02"S 27°53'11.72"E


Kliptown, Soweto, South Africa

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12 April 2007

Granny

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21 March 2007

Photo Gallery: St. Petersburg

Some photos from St. Petersburg, Russia.

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06 February 2007

Photo Gallery: North From Adelanto

Here are some pictures from my drive last month.

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17 January 2007

China Gallery

In the spring of 2006 I spent a week in China. I'm not sure what I was expecting beyond some crazy traffic and a bunch of neon. In any case, what I found was a surprise in some ways. I thought that on the street I might be treated either with suspicion or completely ignored, but instead I found people friendly and curious. Oh, and they can make a mean bowl of noodles. Here are a few of the pictures.

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12 January 2007

Avenue of the Giants

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11 January 2007

Gold Beach, Oregon

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04 January 2007

On The Road

Took off on a little road trip this week. Heading north to where it's winter. This is from central Nevada.

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24 October 2006

Poland Gallery

Last fall I spent a couple days in Poland, mostly in Gdansk. I'm not sure what I expected, a rundown gray country maybe, but it wasn't. In fact, it was beautiful. Also, it was quiet and gracious and very Catholic. I would love to see it in the summertime. Here are some of the pictures.

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16 October 2006

Santa Rosa Camping Trip

Someday soon I'll get back to writing here. But, first, here are some pictures from a trip I made out to the Channel Islands last month. We stayed for a few days, walked many miles, drank lots of hot coffee, made many dumb jokes (it's called 'island humor', only permissible on islands), sat in the grass, spotted elk, slept in the sand (well, one of us did, the others pointed and laughed), ate good food. It was all very good.

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28 September 2006

Singapore Gallery

This is old news, but I thought it would be fun to start assembling some galleries from some of the thousands of images I've got stashed in hard drives around here. So...remember that trip I took to Singapore more than a year ago. I'm sure you don't, but here are some pictures from that trip.

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04 September 2006

Kristina

Novi Sad, Serbia, 2006

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Ferenc

Novi Sad, Serbia, 2006

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Forest For The Trees

Szeged, Hungary, 2006

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Trinity

Another one from Szeged...

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02 September 2006

I'm Going To Guess That The Locals Never Go Here

...but it's still nice on Nyhavn Street in Copenhagen.

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31 August 2006

Orange

Szeged, Hungary, 2006

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26 August 2006

History

Novi Sad, Serbia, 2006

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Address

Novi Sad, Serbia, 2006

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24 August 2006

Affirming The Obvious

On the road south from Szeged, Hungary, to Novi Sad, Serbia.

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22 August 2006

Pretty Good Food: Pasta Dost

Budapest, Hungary, 2006

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Farther East

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21 August 2006

Eastern Edge

Barnaget Light, Long Beach Island, New Jersey

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13 April 2006

Hastings & Main

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Cherry Trees

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View Of Downtown At Sunset

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Fat Goat (But No Faun)

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11 April 2006

Enlightened, Plural

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Hanging Around, Hungry

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10 April 2006

Looking Up

Here's a view from this afternoon. We're obviously not in California anymore...but where? I'll leave that up to you to guess...

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22 March 2006

Village Girl

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Mother & Child

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21 March 2006

Farmer In The Market

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20 March 2006

Taking The Long Way Home

Here's proof that it's often good to take the long way. This is where I ended up when I hopped on the outbound bus instead of the one headed back into town.

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19 March 2006

Waitresses in Lijiang

And they sing too!

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Lijiang Again

The film is back from the lab and there are a few more pictures I'd like to put up. If you're tired of China, I'm sorry. I'm obviously not.

For this one, I stood for about 15 minutes with my camera to my eye waiting for a shot to compose itself. This one miraculously appeared. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn't this. In any case, you just have to admit, dogs eating from chopsticks, now that's just plain fun, isn't it?

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10 March 2006

Airplane

It may be just me, but there's something seductive about these things. And something menacing at the same time. I must confess something of an addiction to the adrenalin rush of that cycle of takeoff, cruise, and land.

Well, I'm back now. Hello, house. Hello, freeways. Hello, life.

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08 March 2006

Cool Chinese Guy

I don't even remember taking this picture, but it's turning out to be one of my favorite pictures from the trip. China. Whatever you think you know about it, you don't.

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06 March 2006

This Is Taipei

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03 March 2006

Lantau Island

Believe it or not, this is what you find when you climb up over to the back side of the hill from one of Asia's busiest airports.

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02 March 2006

Sunset From Kowloon

This city might be the end of me. From what I can tell, no one sleeps here. The setting sun is apparently just a sign that the day is finally getting underway.

I, on the other hand, am in desperate need of sleep.

Which confirms it. The problem with the world is this: the hours go by too fast. Somebody please slow the clock down. I'd be grateful.

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Contextualization

Walmart has come to Kunming, but the grocery section is probably a little different than the one in your neighborhood...

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01 March 2006

Morning Games

There are so many tiny stories that come around when you let them on a trip like this. The buildings were built very close together in this neighborhood, sometimes narrow enough that I could reach both sides of the street with my arms outstretched.

These two were playing cards at the edge of the light when I found them on a walk one morning. They didn't look up until I got down right next to them and, even then, the foreigner with the camera hardly registered. Obviously, there were more important things to pay attention to. They were focused on the immediate. But, then again, so was I. And it was a good place to be.

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Wheels

So many bicycles...

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28 February 2006

Guard Dog

Not sure where this was, somewhere on the highway north out of Kunming, somewhere near N 25 10' by E 102 36'.

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Unknown Village

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Breakfast

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Lijiang

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25 February 2006

Not Really Sure What To Call This

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Electric

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Curious

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Welcome To China

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