An Unexpected Jaunt into Dublin’s Hacienda Bar

“Well come in then lad, get to know someone!” were the words from Shay to me at the doorway leading into Dublin’s Hacienda Bar.  Little did I know about this place and little did I expect.  Ten minutes earlier I had been walking around the dark streets around 11pm in Smithfield – just north, and across the river from Dublin’s tourist famed Temple Bar.  I stumbled across this nondescript white Spanish building with windows up top that were high enough […]

A Modern Gaucho in Salta

As I was walking through central Salta, a group of 6 gauchos rolled in on horses.  An interesting display, but what caught me most off guard was one young gaucho who seemed to be navigating his steed well all while conversing, with I can only assume is a girl, on his mobile phone.  Eyes glued to the phone, he rolled in with the rest, and then rolled (rode) out!  Good people, I can assume.

Andy and his Wife. A Conversation in St. Johns.

This is Andy.  He’s showing us the skull of a small animal he and his wife found up atop Signal Hill while they were blueberry picking earlier in the afternoon.  After a long day of exploring St. Johns, Newfoundland, we stopped at a small parkette just off of Water St, St. John’s main strip where we met this man named Andy along with his wife – they are both presumably in their mid 50’s.  We sat at opposite benches, but […]

This is How Vaping is Experienced by Those Around You

Travelling with my camera and ready for some street photography in Prague, I crucially captured what others experience when they are around those who vape.  Quite often the ‘vaper’ doesn’t know, or care, about the bellowing of vapour released to the outside world with every exhale, and is often indifferent to what is going on in the outside world around them… Take a look.

Put the Cell Phone Away to Really Capture the Moment

It’s a recurring theme we see all over the world.  Something interesting occurs, and a hundred cell phones pop up in the hands of people who couldn’t bear the possibility of loosing out on it’s video recording.  This could be anything from a street performer to a fancy car going by.  What got me really thinking about it was during the Signal Festival in Prague when an amazing light show beamed upon this grande cathedral.  Animated fast flash candy to […]

A few days in Brussels with my Camera

The City of Brussels is a largely french speaking city in Belgium and is Belgium’s capital. For travellers or street photographers, it makes an excellent gateway to other nearby cities, but Brussels itself is not to be missed. As the unofficial head of the European union, it is home to many diplomats, journalists, and frequently visited by heads of state. Continually asked for money from begging gypsies of which some may be considered “professional beggers”, I spent some time in […]

We Are All People Even Though We Don’t Speak The Same Language

Wondering around Poznan in Poland, we walked into recommended restaraunt for cheaply priced Polish food. Unfortunately, as we just arrived in Poland, our ability to read Polish was pretty minimal. This was actually the first place we hit that we didn’t understand or recognize anything on the menu at all. We politely asked the old lady behind the counter if she had an English menu. After some heaitation, in Seinfeld, Soup Nazi, “No Soup For You!” fashion, she gave an […]

Saturday Night and a Sunday Morning in Poznań’s Old Town Square

Sitting directly between Warsaw and Berlin, Poznań has been an important European city for centuries.  As typical with many European cities in the area, Poznan was destroyed in World War II.  Careful reconstruction has brought back it’s old city charm, which is beautiful and apparent walking throughout the city and especially in and around Stary Rynek (Old Town Square). Here in the Old Town Square on Saturday nights, restaurant goers and party goers meet, mingle, eat or party all night, […]

A Spectacled Bear Cub Is Exploited at Machu Picchu…

We recently ascended up Machu Picchu mountain early in the morning to get a wonderful view of Machu Picchu.  We hiked about an hour and a half up to the top of the mountain, and were treated to an incredible view of Machu Picchu.  Once we got to the top, we stayed for a while. After taking a few pictures and walking around the summit, more and more tourists started piling up.  We started to have a small lunch when […]

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni – Lithium and Poverty

With the world moving towards electric cars and the never ending consumption of personal electronic devices, lithium will be the oil of the future. Estimates are that between 50% and 70% of the world’s lithium can be found within Bolivia’s Salar de Uyani (Uyani salt flats). Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, campaigned in 2009 on a promise he would invest almost a billion dollars in exploration and extraction of mining lithium from the Salar de Uyani, and up until now has […]