Obscura Day 2011 at the Saltstarumen Sound

In celebration of Obscura Day 2011, famed Finnish architect Sami Rintala and your humble photographer led a group of boys to the Saltstarumen Sound in northern Norway. Located in Norland, the Saltstarumen Sound is the strongest tidal current in the world. Over 400 million metric tons of seawater slam through a three kilometer long and […]

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Photo of Norway – Fishing Boat in the Saltfjorden

A fishing boat sits in the chilly Saltfjorden near Bodo in this photo of Norway. For travel to the USA, check out Visum usa-ESTA ##

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Beach Camping in Norway

  Beach Camping in Norway ##

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Katlanovo sat in the snow deep in the mountains. The buildings of the summer camp dormitories were pale blue and spread into a stand of cyprus and pine. The air was hazy and orange and completely still. In front of the gate, a Macedonian police officer sat in a cramped hut playing cards with a group […]

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My Shot of the Day – Phalacrocorax brasilianus

The Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus). On the Rio Grande near Soccoro, New Mexico. March 17, 2011. ##   cormorant bird

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Haunted Hotels in New Mexico: Pop Shaffer’s Scary Hotel and Yummy Restaurant

One week ago, a slightly macho man and his two slightly pre-teen daughters requested the scariest two rooms in the hotel. Rooms 17 and 18 are right next to one another.  A tiled, modernistic bathroom links the rooms. The bathroom was also where the cowboy was found hanged.  Had he done it himself or had he […]

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My Shot of the Day – Ardea herodias

The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias). Bosque del Apache, New Mexico. March 19, 2011.

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