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Cemeteries in Guatemala

I’ve always had a bit of a fascination for cemeteries because they hold intriguing clues to the culture and history of an area. And perhaps I just enjoy walking with ghosts. Los cementerios guatemaltecos promised to be of particular interest … Continue reading

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Ixil Region – Acul, Xexuxcap, Xexocom

The morning in Nebaj, Guatemala, started with light rain. A friend had organized a couple of young boys to guide me on my planned walk, but truly I just wanted this day to be a solitary one – one when … Continue reading

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Chajul – Children, Cemetery and Comedor Cristina

Often the village cemetery is up on one of the hills above the town. In Chajul, my random exploration of the hillside streets to the north of town neither led to the cemetery, nor revealed a view of it. My … Continue reading

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Nebaj – somewhere, in the middle of nowhere

Nebaj. The name rings magical. This town of 35,000 tucked into a lush mountain valley in the highlands of Guatemala is the political center of the Ixil Triangle region. The Ixil (pronounced Ish-il) Maya live here and in the nearly … Continue reading

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Uspantán

It is mid-afternoon. The whole day til now has been spent traveling and it is time to wander around this quite isolated village of 3500 where the only languages are Spanish and Q’eqchi Maya. My two goals are to get … Continue reading

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Semuc Champey

It is often said that Guatemala is a beautiful place, and that the most stunning sight in all of the country is Semuc Champey. It is also said that Lago Atitlan is the most beautiful lake in the world. I … Continue reading

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History meets Art in Virginia City Nevada

A forty five minute drive up a winding road southeast of Reno tops out at Virginia City. This atmospheric little town became the queen of Nevada in the 1860s after a major silver strike was made there in 1859. Of … Continue reading

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The Spectrum of Burning Man Art – from Otic Oasis to Tympani Lambada

The art of Burning Man. I suppose it is a bigger part of the whole to some and a lesser part to others. I love it and use most of my energy chasing it down. The variety of pieces is … Continue reading

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in the company of Charon

The most impressive and special of the Burning Man art installations draw people to their neighborhoods. This year everyone wanted to see The Octopus Art Car . And everyone wanted to see Charon.

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Art Cars at Burning Man 2 – Ring Around The Man

Photographing the Art Cars during the day is easy. The night shots are much more challenging. The light levels on the playa tend to be quite low – you don’t generally need enough light to see, just enough to be … Continue reading

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Art Cars at Burning Man

Mutant Vehicles, also called Art Cars, are Burning Man’s version of motorized transportation. They vary in size from the sweet little single seat cupcakes to colossal multi-story structures.

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Burning Man 2011 Exodus – one hour neighborhoods

A seven hour Exodus was my Burning Man Rite of Passage this year. Rather like your first full on playa dust storm, Exodus is one of the many challenges we rationalize as part of the Burning Man experience, to allow … Continue reading

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Sunset Views from Black Rock City – Sunday night

There is so much to do once back in the Default World, but I will take a few moments from the ‘joys’ of deplayafication to recharge my visual memories. And yours. Sunday was the last burn night, the night to … Continue reading

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Trojan Horse burns tonight

There is a huge Trojan Horse out on the Playa tonight.  Hundreds of toga clad citizens of Black Rock City manned the ropes, first moving it in small steps from the Esplanade out to the gates of Troy.  Then in … Continue reading

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Onplaya – Images from Burning Man 2011

Burning Man can really wear you out with the early mornings, late nights, dust and heat, and with soooo much to do.  So it is not such a bad thing to shave a couple of days off at the beginning … Continue reading

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