Purification
       
     
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Tanque de la Unión Antigua
       
     
Ancient Gold Towers of Monywa
       
     
Amhara Nomad
       
     
Shadows on Naqsh-e Jahan Square
       
     
Royal Gates of Palmyra
       
     
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Valley of the Tombs - Palmyra
       
     
Nuns in Lalibela
       
     
Set of Blue Wheels
       
     
Desert Caravan
       
     
Benches of time
       
     
Purification
       
     
Purification

Scenes from the purification ritual at the Titrta Empul Temple in Bali during a full moon holiday.  Hindu followers believe that bathing in the holy water will ensure them of a good life moving forward.
 

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Tanque de la Unión Antigua
       
     
Tanque de la Unión Antigua
Ancient Gold Towers of Monywa
       
     
Ancient Gold Towers of Monywa
Amhara Nomad
       
     
Amhara Nomad

The Amhara People appear to be almost entirely self-sufficient.  Today, they farm sheep and cows, grow crops, and raise their families in small villages up in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia as they have done for hundreds of years.

Shadows on Naqsh-e Jahan Square
       
     
Shadows on Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Royal Gates of Palmyra
       
     
Royal Gates of Palmyra

June 2008

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Valley of the Tombs - Palmyra
       
     
Valley of the Tombs - Palmyra
Nuns in Lalibela
       
     
Nuns in Lalibela
Set of Blue Wheels
       
     
Set of Blue Wheels

Falcon of Provincetown, Cape Cod MA.  There's still some nice weather left before this classic needs to go back in it's box for the winter.

Desert Caravan
       
     
Desert Caravan

An unfazed troop of camels appeared out of nowhere outside the ancient Silk Road city of Mary. They appeared to be chasing the sun as it set below the Karakum Desert.

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Benches of time

A small piece of the ancient past lies in the center of Lecce. The arena was discovered in the early 20th century and it once was used to entertain 15,000 patrons in the 2 century A.D. Now it just is open to visitors and a few cats call the place their home.