Category Archive: Foreign Affairs

Chess – Sarajevo Street Entertainment

Chess – regardless of season, weather or spectators – dominates Liberation square (Trg Oslobođenja) in downtown Sarajevo. An outdoor chess board with outsized pieces is in action throughout daylight hours. Spectators watch and… Continue reading

Opposing views

  Windows in Edinburgh advocating different positions for the Scottish independence referendum in 2014. With the recent Brexit vote still ringing in changes and heralding uncertainty, we chose this picture from 2014 when… Continue reading

Pure NZ

100% Pure New Zealand is a marketing slogan has been used to promote New Zealand around he world since 1999. We found it washed up on a remote beach on the North Island. Oh… Continue reading

The Game Must Go On—Wordless Wednesday

18 May 2016, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzergovina    

Spare—Sudan from the Air

Sudanese village from the air. Spare and sparse. For more terrestrial and intimate views of Sudan, try these posts: Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life, Sudan People and Landscapes of The Sahel Weekly Photo… Continue reading

Love and Death – Wordless Wednesday

19 May 2016, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina


Going in for the kiss. New Year’s Eve, Serbia   Jubilant

A Face Only A Mother Could Love

We came across this inventive “no trespassing” warning while hiking in the Τρόοδος mountains in Cyprus. Some farmer, high up in an obscure valley, augmented his elaborate barbed wire fence with this novel… Continue reading

Bengal Tigers and Guerrillas

Sweating under a tropical sun in near 100 degree heat, Bangladeshi troops take a break during an exercise; a mock guerrilla attack on a defenseless village. We read the headlines and hear about the… Continue reading


For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration, I’m posting these stunning photos taken by my brother. I am inspired by his work, at times in awe of his eye and talent—admiration doesn’t come close. “The region… Continue reading