Travel

Charming Lafayette

Charming Lafayette

What is Lafayette? It’s my new hometown for the foreseeable future, one hour’s drive north from Indianapolis and two hour’s south from Chicago. Lafayette is full of charm- it has a quaint little downtown with a Main street and many little ‘mom and pop’ shops. Walking down

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Madrid: A Grand City

Madrid: A Grand City

After recently spending 9 days traveling in the City of Madrid I was left with the impression of a truly grand city. This is a city that perhaps leaves nothing for the urban-life-seeker unsatisfied; from its world-class public parks and botanical gardens, to the impressive selection of

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Beautiful Fethiye

Beautiful Fethiye

Fethiye is a small Turkish town on the Mediterranean which I recently was lucky to visit while on vacation. I took along one camera and one lens, my Leica M9 and an old 70s Summicron 35mm V3 (6 element). Following is a selection of some of the

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The Greek Islands

The Greek Islands

It’s been a long hiatus for me from the blog as I’ve been busy this summer with personal matters, but my recent vacation to the Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos has provided me with the relaxation I needed along with a good chance to dive back

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Iowa Farm Life

Iowa Farm Life

I got to spend two special days this summer at my friends’ farm in Iowa, it was thoroughly rejuvenating. The farmhouse has been standing for 100 years. The farm had sheep, a chicken coop, bee houses, a large vegetable and herb garden, and a recently-installed solar panel

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area 2014

Boundary Waters Canoe Area 2014

I recently had the fortune of spending a couple of nights at Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), this was my 7th trip. We entered at Sawbill Lake, portaged to Smoke Lake, and again to Burnt Lake where we set up camp for the rest of the

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Banning State Park In Fall

Banning State Park In Fall

This was a colder camping trip than usual. Destination was Banning State Park in the Northern part of Minnesota. We woke up to 27 F (-3 C) and flurries. Snow eventually picked up and we found ourselves scrambling to take down our campsite in the freezing weather.

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Minnesota North Shore Summer Trip

Minnesota North Shore Summer Trip

This trip was different from past ones. It marked my return to the Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior since my accident last Fall, and it also included a wedding! Paul has been my partner in North Shore adventures for years. Together we’d hiked many miles along

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Trip: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Trip: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Long overdue, but here are some pictures from my recent Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) trip in August. We only made it as far as Lake Disappointment and managed to find a beautiful campsite facing South. The main hardship we encountered was weather, in the form

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New York City Streets

New York City Streets

I recently spent 5 beautiful Spring days in NYC, of which I took full advantage to explore all things artistic. I visited The International Center of Photography, Aperture Gallery, MOMA, Yossi Milo Gallery, and others. But the true highlight of my visit was walking the streets of

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