people like their pictures taken

November 3, 2014 / 1 comment

Most people like their picture taken and also shown as long as you ask nicely. You need to be OK with being dissed as well. However, I seldom had someone reject my request to take their pictures. It’s different if you move in and take a shot while you walk by and get them by…

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arcade lovers

October 31, 2014 / 2 comments

i was used to be a gamer girl, not very serious but i own a bunch of gaming consoles and i even had one my father brought from a travel back in my gdr childhood. it was an 80’s atari (don’t recall the model number) and i played ‘pac man’ all day long (when my…

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day of the finals

October 29, 2014 / 0 comments

the scenic byway through the high desert of oregon is one of the most beautiful roads in the western u.s. the john day fossil beds painted hills unit is a must see in that area. and a must see is that little town named prairie city. it has an historic hotel worth to stay, a…

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at the rheinfall

October 29, 2014 / 0 comments

I met Maria and Ioan at the Rheinfall in Schaffhausen. They were spending the day with their daughter and son in-law there. I walked by and nodded. Ioan nodded back with a smile and I looked into his bright eyes. I asked if I could take a photo and they agreed. I felt there were…

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a short conversation

October 28, 2014 / 0 comments

the girl approached me, looked up and said: “Sir, do you want buy a t-shirt, or some postcards” I answered ignoring her business proposal: “I’m fine. How are you today?” “Ha”, she snapped, “I didn’t ask you how you are. I did ask you to buy some of my merchandise” I wanted to know: “Did…

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joel, the blacksmith

October 28, 2014 / 0 comments

i accidently came to columbia when i was travelling the gold country via the famous hwy49. it rang a bell, somebody must have told me something about the town and i took the exit. i decided to visit the state historic park first, which is a restored gold rush town, half original half made from…

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walking together

October 27, 2014 / 0 comments

i travelled to israel for 10 days by my own. i have good friends over there so i wasn’t alone all the time. but when i was alone i was’nt it very long. i had an apartment in ben yehuda street in tel aviv very close to the beach. one day i decided to walk…

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Lisa & Daniel

October 27, 2014 / 0 comments

So, I was getting gas before driving about 300 miles north to visit my parents, just paid and I couldn’t believe my eyes: An old tractor with two smiling, young people just drove in. I was debating with myself whether I should ask them to take a picture or not while walking back to the…

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before and after

October 27, 2014 / 0 comments

retired people have lots of time. they have so much time that they are busy all day long. and the earlier they retire the busier they become over years. bob retired from the army and he is busy like hell. when i came along his place in a small town of victorian style in california…

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boogie, die!

October 26, 2014 / 0 comments

eve made me stop on that corner in old jaffa with the hovering orange tree created by ran morin. i was strolling through the narrow streets around noon til i heard her raspy voice: “wow, this is a fancy camera.” “yep”, i said, and we ended up talking for about an hour. and if i hadn’t…

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