Oh, election day! Amid all the stress, we are reminded to take a moment to be silent, to pray or meditate. These monks sitting in the long tangled roots of a tree look so serene. Let’s hope they’re praying for world peace. Do you recognize the temple? Where in the world was this photo taken?
When I visited Juneau, Alaska in August, I knew that I wanted to photograph the Treadwell Mine Salt Pump, a ruined structure that sits in the water between downtown Juneau and Douglas Island. Reading about the historic mine and seeing pictures of this unusual structure intrigued me. So I planned out my shooting times and itinerary before […]
Whenever Día de los Muertos rolls around, the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrated from October 31-Nov 2nd, I think about the Yucatan, my favorite part of Mexico. Hoctun, about 15 minutes from Izamal, is likely the most colorful cemetery in the Yucatan. It’s worth the short drive to walk through a cemetery this time […]
There’s something truly scary about hiking in a dense rainforest where there could be bears. Juneau’s Auk Nu trail was described in guidebooks as an easy 3.4 mile trek to John Muir’s cabin that was “heavily used.” So my sister and I figured we’d likely be sharing the trail with many people–locals and tourists alike–either […]
In the middle of a large estate with an elaborate palace, now a World Heritage Site, sits this mysterious well. Built by its millionaire owner in 1892, this eerie well was never intended to use for water but as a place for ceremonies and initiation into the secretive world of Masons. The inverted tower spirals […]