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INDIA | The Land of Dreams and Romance

INDIA | The Land of Dreams and Romance

In 1896, at age 60, Mark Twain traveled throughout India for three months.  As I read his words, I saw my photographs of India… “This is indeed India; the land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine…
People of the World

People of the World

This is Bob Beveridge, in his secondhand violin / collectible shop in Falkland, Scotland. He is playing the prized guitar that was given to him by Roseanne Cash, when she and her famous father traced their roots back to this small village in the Kingdom of Fife. At the risk…
India | Namasté

India | Namasté

Wherever I am in the world, I am inspired by the beauty and color and character of unfamiliar cultures – the architecture, the landscape, the artifacts, and, perhaps most meaningful, the people. I have also found that my feeble attempts to speak even a few words of the language are…
Style Moment | Narlai, India

Style Moment | Narlai, India

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” Jawaharial Nehru (1889-1964) First prime minister of independent India
COOL HOTELS | India | Rawla Narlai

COOL HOTELS | India | Rawla Narlai

At the foot of a great mystical rock where sages have meditated, in the heart of a colorful Rajasthan village, sits Rawla Narlai, the 17th century villa used as a hunting lodge by the Maharaja of Jodhpur. It’s now a charming boutique hotel, with cozy rooms opening onto a courtyard…
The World in a Little Blue Book

The World in a Little Blue Book

My passport is full.  Each of the stamps on those little blue pages represents an encounter, an adventure, an education, an accomplishment, a story.  I had to go to the passport office to have new pages inserted, and as I sat there waiting, I flipped through, and remembered.  These are…
Taj Mahal:  The Photo Shoot

Taj Mahal: The Photo Shoot

With great reverence, I walked towards the Seventh Wonder of the World, the marvelous monument to undying love, the exquisitely carved massive marble dome glowing in the sunset…but where there’s tourists you just can’t take anything too seriously. It was the week of Diwali, one of India’s two most important…