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Walls tell the story of a city from early days to modern. Like pages of a book that have been re-written countless times.
A collection of pictures taken in the city of Split, Croatia.
The shadows of the seagulls dancing in the sky above my head appeared as black diamonds in the dunes of sand surrounding me. The sea glared at me menacingly, seeming to accuse me of allowing the fishing vessels moored in its cove to pillage its depths mercilessly. The sun became my skin and I lost my body completely in the space between my thoughts and reality. Coasting the waves of mescaline as they threatened to overwhelm me, I became breath and sight, my body the earth and my mind the universe.
Standing in the center of the amphitheater, I felt the echoes of agony and victory that would have reverberated thousands of years ago as lives were wrenched from criminals, gladiators and beasts. The worn stone towered high and I could almost see the spectators leaning forward in their seats to catch a better glimpse as a bated bear came charging from behind the iron gate that had just been lifted. Sand crunched underfoot and I shuddered to think of the blood that had been spilled in this very spot beneath my soles.
Rising higher in the sky on a flight out of Rio de Janeiro I studied the landscape of the city, recognizing each landmark one last time before it all disappeared beneath the clouds like a modern day Atlantis. Reflecting back on the time we spent in the most cosmopolitan city we had visited in South America, I pondered our experiences and day-dreamed of my return before finally drifting off to sleep.
It's something we all struggle with, making assumptions is necessary for us to get through even the simplest of days. I don't know for a fact that there isn't an alligator waiting for me when I open the door to my house. But it seems like a safe bet, so I go inside and voila, I’m home safe and sound. There's a reason however for the saying that when you assume, you make an ass out of "u" and me. Not only are assumptions and expectations often completely unfair but at the end of the day they can and do make everyones life more miserable.
A second set of pictures focused on the more intimate side these beautiful things.
A collection of pictures taken recently on the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia.
Traveling in South America, the last thing I expected to be in my cup each morning was Nescafé instant coffee. With Brazil, Colombia and Peru accounting for almost 70% of the coffee production in the world, it made no sense. With this in mind, when a friend told me his uncle owns a coffee plantation in Bolivia and might be looking for some volunteers, I leapt at the opportunity.
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Now that we are back in the Northern Hemisphere we find ourselves in the middle of summer once again with no winter in sight. This is a scene from the beaches of Southern Peru. It isn't exactly the Croatian coast where we find ourselves now but the hammock was pretty comfy and the scallops were not to be missed.
An all but unknown contemporary of Venice stands as vibrant as ever on the other side of the pond.
A collection of pictures taken recently at the market in Rovij, Croatia.
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