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Pravina The Cute

Pravina The Cute

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Pravina I have never heard Pravina speak. She typically stands in front of people with her tin pan out looking impossibly cute. She is normally shy in my presence. I was lucky to catch her with this winning smile. I wonder how her life would have turned out had she been born…

Tatlong Taon (Three Years)

Tatlong Taon (Three Years)

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Forever One Forever They say lightning never hits the same place twice. I disagree because my heart has experienced the exhilaration of lightning striking again. Oddly enough, this lightning both healed and completed a heart, my heart, which had sustained significant damage from the trials of life. I am whole. We…

Priyanka The Adorable

Priyanka The Adorable

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Priyanka Priyanka most often travels with Sheetal. Typically, at the coffee shop, the two arrive together. It makes me wonder if they are sisters or somehow related. Sheetal sits in the shade beneath the trees while Priyanka goes about requesting coins from the patrons. I understand this technique. When I…

Smiling Sheetal Returns

Smiling Sheetal Returns

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Smiling Sheetal She was a constant in my life. They were a constant in my life. Every time I stopped at the local coffee shop, she, they, their smiling faces greeted me. I am one of the very few people for whom they smile. For most, they show the sad…

Birds & Clouds

Birds & Clouds

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
I went home to Chicago on a business trip at the end of March. The frigid Winter weather was just starting to loose it’s grip. There were two days which were deemed comfortable, well, deemed comfortable by Chicagoans used to long and bitter winters. This Sunday was one of those days.…

Living Art

Living Art

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Hagia Sofia Interior Adjectives can not do justice to the magnificence of the Hagia Sofia. I find it hard to believe that this amazing structure was built in the early 500s AD. Originally built as a Christian church. In 1453 it became a Mosque when the Ottomans conquered the city. Finally,…

Unheard Stories

Unheard Stories

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
The Old Begging Lady This elderly, shoeless lady occasionally walks the streets around my favorite coffee shop begging for coins. She is quite persistent in her attempts to collect a few rupees. Her skin is weathered to a point that it almost looks like worn leather. One day as she was walking away…

Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräuhaus München

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Hofbräuhaus Beer A beer drinker I am not. If I hazard to guess, prior to this evening at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, I had had about 2 to 3 beers over my entire life none which I liked. These were imbibed as a youth in a vain attempt to cultivate a…

The Mahatma Sleeps

The Mahatma Sleeps

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
The Mahatma’s Rests Here I am not one that believes in hero worship. While I admire the skills of athletes, actors, and others, I have no desire to meet them and don’t gawk in their presence. They are just humans albeit with a particular skill set that happens to pay…

Holi Girls

Holi Girls

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Marianna and Dola Marianna (from Barcelona) and Dola (from Cameroon) were enthusiastic Holi players. The both went out of their way to wish everyone we passed a Happy Holi. (Sometimes Dola mistakenly uttered Happy Diwali which is a fall celebration.) They and one other were a trio that invited me…

Holi Trinity

Holi Trinity

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
David, Marianna, and Daniel This is me with my friends from Barcelona, Marianna and Daniel. I ran into them at a coffee shop early in the day before I had begun playing Holi. By this time, they were deeply colored. At their invite, I joined them and Dola to participate…

The Monkey People (Expat Week #055)

The Monkey People (Expat Week #055)

Originally posted on Adventures of an American Traveler:
If you look at the monkeys, you can learn many things about the men; if you look at the men, you can learn many things about the madness! ~Mehmet Murat ildan ? Bright Eyes in Jaipur I have always been enchanted by monkeys. From the antics of…

Damaged Gods

Damaged Gods

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Damaged God The middle section of this ancient icon found in a cave temple in Madurai has been destroyed. The destruction was not the inevitable result of weather over the centuries for this icon was protected from the element is a cave. It was another reason that seems more and…

Roman Restrooms

Roman Restrooms

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Roman Restroom This is a Roman bathroom. It was a separate building on the grounds of Ephesus. Side by side the people sat. I can imagine a couple of the larger ones sitting at adjacent holes with their bodies touching. Did they make eye contact? What did they talk about?…

Cave Prayer

Cave Prayer

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Cave Prayer I had to take at least one picture of myself praying in a cave church. It seem only appropriate being that I am a Christian and these are my ancestors in Christ. We are connected in faith, in spirit, in the blood of the one crucified to free…

Cave Monastery

Cave Monastery

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Cave Monastery On our guided tour of Cappadocia Turkey, we came to an ancient monastery. The complex was quite large featuring open meeting areas like this one spanning two levels. Also part of the complex was kitchen and living areas. Had we not been on a guided tour (and it…

Nandi

Nandi

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Nandi In Hinduism, Nandi is the god that points to the god. As such, he has a prominent place in Hindu temples. This beautiful example of Nandi is at the Bhuleshwar temple and points to Lord Shiva. Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i Lens: 18-55mm @ 25 mm Shutter Speed: 1/64…

India’s Birds of Paradise (Expat Week #054)

India’s Birds of Paradise (Expat Week #054)

Originally posted on Adventures of an American Traveler:
Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. ~Stephen King ? Indian Birds Birds of Paradise are rightfully known for their unparalleled beauty in the the animal kingdom. They are reknown for the glory of…

Impossible Colors

Impossible Colors

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Wedding Guests Near Jaipur, we marveled at the Engineering marvel known as Chand Baori Stepwell. The complex structure, aside from the green water deep in the well, was a study in virtually no color. All was of stone universally in shades of white to grey. It was more of an Engineers paradise…

Pillars of Civilization

Pillars of Civilization

Originally posted on Frozen Memories:
Giant Columns I am much more fascinated by ancient architecture than I am by modern. Both are amazing engineering feats for the time so, for me, it’s not a matter of better or worse. It’s simply a matter of preference. I prefer to experience the handmade pillars of craftsman over…

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