Monthly Archives: November 2013

Old photos from past travels: Chile, St. Catherine’s Monastery

I am not able to print every picture in my essays published on my web site. So occasionally I have orphan photos that I would like to share. Here are three. One was taken in Santiago, Chile, where human rights protesters were attempting to get information on their “disappeared” relatives from the Pinochet dictatorship, that had recently ended when I was there in 1995-’96. I also took a trip on a cargo ship called the Navarino during that time that was among the most memorable trips ever, from Punta Arenas, Chile, on the southwest coast, through the Beagle Channel to Puerto Williams, Chile–one of the most beautiful water passages on the planet. (They are published in my Chile gallery.) The shot of St. Catherine’s Monastery was taken in 2004, during my visit to Egypt. I hiked up to another church that looked back on the valley where Moses supposedly led the exiled Jews from Egypt to their freedom. It was here where Moses supposedly found the burning bush, and the Greek Orthodox priests built the monastery here to honor this sacred place. I loved it. I also just finished producing a video highlighting my work over the last quarter century. It features these three pictures. I also have updated my Nepal, Vietnam, and Alaska pages with some new pictures.

Families of the "Disappeared"

Families of the “Disappeared”

 

Chilean Merchant Sailors, Beagle Channel

Chilean Merchant Sailors, Beagle Channel

 

St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai, Egypt

St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Smoke tree leaves burst into color in Seattle

The brilliantly colored smoke tree

The brilliantly colored smoke tree

Smoke tree leaves burst into color

Smoke tree leaves burst into color

A lovely site: smoke tree leaves changing color

A lovely site: smoke tree leaves changing color

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