Category Archives: Local Color

Temple of the Reclining Buddha

January 24th, 2021 After yesterday’s virtual visit at the Grand Palace of Thailand, today we’re at Wat Phra Chetuphon and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. These sites are located within walking distance of each other in Bangkok Old Town. Wat Phra Chetuphon traces back to the late 1600s, while the Reclining Buddha was created in the 1830s. The Temple

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Travel Challenge Day Six: Oman

January 15th, 2021 Travel Challenge Day Six takes us to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman! Contrary to the challenge, I’m finding it really hard to not explain why the selected shots are my favorites. 🙂 I love this photograph because this family walked into frame at just the right moment, providing more context for the location. Also, the polished

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Repost: Into the Tanneries of Fez

January 4th, 2021 Today we’re going behind the scenes in Fez to see the raw origin of Morocco’s leather products. The tanneries present the unpolished reality of an industry using the byproduct of what’s served for lunch and dinner around the country — which is no different than any other country in the world. The difference here is that technology

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