May 2010 Archives

Peru - Manic Mannequins

The style of mannequins in some of the Cusco stores was peculiar: somewhat beat-up and laughing hysterically.

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Peru - Cusco Costumes

Cusco is the Peruvian city where importuning of tourists is most notable - though not nearly so persistent or annoying as in India or Egypt. Women dress in colorful costumes and expect to be paid a dollar or so for their photos. Fairly or not, a telephoto lens gets the picture without the payment. Here are a couple of examples.

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Peru - Cusco Church Interiors

The interiors of Cusco churches are notable for their elaboration and richness.

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(click to enlarge) Chapel in the Church of Santo Domingo

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(click to enlarge) Altar of the Church of La Compania

Peru - Cusco Plaza de Armas

We're just back from Peru, a wonderfully vivid, interesting, and picturesque country. We spent our time in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and Lima. Photos from all these places will follow in the next month or two.

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(click to enlarge) We arrived in Cusco in the evening, and walked from our hotel to the main square, the Plaza de Armas. The arcades around the plaza were brightly lit, and the hills surrounding the central city sparkled.

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(click to enlarge) The fountain in the center of the plaza was lit, and made an attractive foreground to the lighted facade of the church.

Landscape Arboretum - Color and No Color

I thought I'd take some fresh spring colors and turn them to black and white.

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This will be the last blog post until May 28, since I'm going to Peru. Hopefully, lots of interesting photos from that trip when I return.

Landscape Arboretum - Fresh Leaves in Spring

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Landscape Arboretum - Branches

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In Spring, most things are going up; but a few branches going sideways provide a nice counterpoint.

Landscape Arboretum - Spring Colors

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(click to enlarge) Spring colors in the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum are fresh and glowing.

Landscape Arboretum - Spring Flowers

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Landscape Arboretum - Posts

For the next few days I'll be posting photos taken in mid-April at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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Around the Neighborhood - Reflections

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(click to enlarge) Slanted glass allowing light into the basement shops and offices of our condominium building reflects the sky and another 1880s building across the street. The railings add structure and rhythm.

Around the Neighborhood - Vines

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Vines (grape?) on the side of our 123-year old condominium building.

Around the Neighborhood - Gates

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Around the Neighborhood - Still More Pipes

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Around the Neighborhood - More Meters and Pipes

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