matching patterns

August 4, 2015 / 3 comments

mariposa is a small sleepy town roadside the famous hwy 49 but downtown is cute, well preserved with many antiquites & collectables, used, art and jewelery shops, galleries and delis with homemade food. it was around noon when i arrived, parked and started strolling down main street. it was too early to go for lunch…

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the old fashioned way …

July 28, 2015 / 5 comments

I know I’m often posting strangers I found in Taiwan. Does it mean that Taiwanese are pretty open to have their pictures taken? I’d say, yes. Taiwanese are friendly and very polite people, still being interested in strangers crossing their way. Or is it the fact that wherever I travel, I bring stories back. Even…

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Graduation Day

July 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Today, Saturday June 26th, is Irene’s big day. Today, she graduates from a Taipei school with a bachelor degree in international business. Today, Irene is all smiles and happiness as the picture shows. She must be hot in the black robe and the hat. It’s 38°C outside and even hotter inside the crowded Sun Yat…

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chiquita destornillador

June 11, 2015 / 4 comments

i walked along a street one morning in Barcelona in search for a screwdriver. i know, i know, the start is strange even for me, but let me explain the sitution: i have Horizon 202 panoramic film camera with some technical problem to use the film rewind lever. so each time after finishing a roll i need a…

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free hugs

June 8, 2015 / 0 comments

On the way back from picking up my mobile phone at the police’ lost and found office my friend Nico and I passed by Liberty Square again. We found a group of young people offering free hugs. It turned out the students from Yang Ming University were not only there to give free hugs and…

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john, lord of steam locomotives

June 1, 2015 / 2 comments

i am not specially interested in trains, engines and the railroad business, but the relics of the western pacific railroad company you can find all over the place in california always caught my eye, because i am fascinated by the gold rush era and everything that remained to be seeked and found. on a two…

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captain darius

May 28, 2015 / 2 comments

I usually don’t take a camera with me while diving. However, during the 4 days diving on the Seychelles, I had a bit of time during lunch. I went out for the first two dives of the day at 9am coming back for lunch and picking up more people for two more afternoon dives. Darius…

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Joseph the stranger

story makes a story or Joseph the stranger

May 23, 2015 / 4 comments

Some (long) time ago i posted the story when we first met. Joseph was curious why i wanted to take a picture of him and i promised to bring him the printed portrait. Life is too busy and I did not noticed that almost half a year passed since we met. last week i just did…

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michael with the ‘wasn’t-me-face’

May 19, 2015 / 0 comments

michael, an 18 years teenager, tall and skinny with slightly greasy hair but with the most winning smile as if the sun comes up in the gloomy barroom, placed me in the armagosa restaurant in death valley junction. this place is almost completely abandoned, only the hotel and the famous desert opera house are still…

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the dead salmon’s murderer

April 25, 2015 / 2 comments

there is nothing around the amargosa opera house & hotel in death valley junction but a handfull of abandoned buildings, a mine or gravel plant that doesn’t seem to be running and the amargosa cafe. it offers free breakfast (toast & coffee) for hotel guests. if you are tired of granola bars and apples, which…

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