The Tornio River Valley – Part II

 Author’s note: One doesn’t tend to think of Finland and Sweden as a hot-bed of multiculturalism. Think again. The culture of the Fenno-Swedish border is a fascinating mix of peoples that came from all over the region. In Part I, I explored the ancient settlement history of an area travellers should put on thier TO [...]

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My Shot of the Day – Winter is Finally Here

Taos got hit with a pretty decent snow last night.  Several inches.  After weeks of unusual warm and sun it finally feels like winter.  They’re calling for more snow this afternoon. Keep coming back for more winter pictures.

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My Shot of the Day – St. Nicholas Monastary, Macedonia

St. Nicholas Monastery is located on a cliff above Matka Canyon, just south of Skopje, Macedonia. The church was first mentioned in the 1600s but was surely constructed many years before that. It was probably built on top of a monastary dating from the earliest days of Christianity. The iconstasis of the church was painted in 1645. Reports [...]

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Settlement of the Tornio River Valley – Part I

  Author’s note: One doesn’t tend to think of Finland and Sweden as a hot-bed of multiculturalism. Think again. The culture of the Fenno-Swedish border is a fascinating mix of peoples that came from all over the region. In Part I, I will explore the ancient settlement history of an area travellers should put on [...]

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My Shot of the Day – That Horse

I have to admit that I’m not so sure about horse photos.  Horse photography is WAY overdone and are more often than not super CHEEZY!  So I rarely bother.  This guy tho, followed me along a fence-line in southern Colorado for nearly half a mile while I was trying to get a shot of a Coopers [...]

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Around the World in Eighty Years Rated in Top 40!

It was very nice to learn yesterday that GoSaga has rated AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY YEARS in the Top 40 Incredible Travel Sites To Follow in 2011. “If you love travel and you are planning to explore the world, be sure to follow all these incredible travel bloggers and photographers for tips and insides. [...]

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My Shot of the Day: Iced Bubbles.

Bubbles caught in a small pond in the Carson National Forest. New Mexico. USA.

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The Curse of Minerva – The Parthenon Thru Time

Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run, Along Morea’s hills the setting sun; Not, as in northern climes, obscurely bright, But one unclouded blaze of living light; O’er the hush’d deep the yellow beam he throws, Gilds the green wave that trembles as it glows; On old Aegina’s rock and Hydra’s isle The [...]

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