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Uluwatu Temple and the Kecak Monkey Dance

Bali’s Uluwatu Temple: The Kecak “Monkey Dance” Bali’s Uluwatu temple is beautiful, its clifftop location overlooking the Indian Ocean perfect for sunsets and engagement shoots and taunting indigenous macaques until they get fed up and rip your camera right out of your hand. While the temple itself is a beautiful backdrop, however, the temple is … Continue reading »

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Exploring the Vienna Woods: Mayerling, the Seegrotte, and Heiligenkreuz Abbey

Exploring the Vienna Woods: Mayerling, Seegrotte, and Heiligenkreuz Abbey The ‘Vienna Woods‘. Rising to the northwest of Vienna atop the very first foothills of the Austrian Alps, the Wienerwald is a beautiful green belt and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve actually within the city limits of Vienna. With over 500 square miles of forest to wander through, … Continue reading »

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1001 Nights: An Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show

1001 Nights: Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show   An Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show, I hear you asking? I was just as surprised as you are. Of all the cities I’ve worked as a photographer on these tour gigs, nowhere do I seem to end up exploring the ‘nightlife’ options as often as Istanbul. Istanbul … Continue reading »

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Uri Fleischer in Vienna’s MuseumQuarter

Uri Fleischer in Vienna’s MuseumQuarter (Note: this posted in a slightly different form in May of 2012, right after visiting the exhibit. I found it in the course of cleaning up old posts and links, and liked it enough to share it again. Enjoy!) I had a LOT of time to kill in Vienna, hanging around … Continue reading »

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Albertina Museum: Vienna’s Most Elevated Art House

Albertina Museum: Vienna’s Most Elevated Art House There’s a lot of pun built into that title, but I’m going to be a jerk and not explain it to you till the end.  There are just so many museums in Vienna. There’s Freud and Hundertwasser and Leopold and Strauss and Beethoven and Horses and Hofburgs and … Continue reading »

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Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia: An 80 Year Anniversary

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia: An 80 Year Anniversary I’ll level with you for a moment. Lonely Planet and every other tourist guide out there would have you believe that the moment you step into the Hagia Sophia, your life will change. Angels will sing and the sky will shine and you will never be the same … Continue reading »

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On Death and Drowning in Lycia: The Rock Tombs of Myra and Kekova Sunken City

On Death and Drowning in Lycia: The Rock Tombs of Myra and Kekova Sunken City Southern Turkey is hugely popular with travelers,  but most will stick to the beaches of Antalya or Alanya. What most miss, and perhaps the most interesting part of the province, is the many centuries of Greek and Lycian civilizations and Arab … Continue reading »

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Austria’s Benedictine Melk Abbey: The Other Side of the Danube

Austria’s Benedictine Melk Abbey Lest you think Austria’s Wachau Valley is all bike trips and vineyards and crumbling castles,  it seems worth mentioning that there are quite a lot of ancient monastic orders that have set up shop in the region as well. There are around 50 historic abbeys in the country, 36 of which … Continue reading »

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