Mar 31, 2011

Venice’s From Around The World

There are certain cities in the world that set the benchmark for others to claim as their namesake. Venice is one of them.

Tai O is known as the Venice of Hong Kong. Stilt houses line the waterways of the small fishing village located on Lantau Island.

Artists are among those who inhabit the houseboats floating on Regents Canal in Little Venice, London. I had the good fortune to live here for a year, although not in a houseboat, when I worked in London.

It may come as no surprise that Los Angeles’ version of Venice is man made. A tobacco magnate founded it at the turn of the last century. Homes were built along canals modeled after the original city.

Mar 22, 2011

Street Scenes: Thailand’s Longest Road

Sukhumvit Road is the longest in Thailand. It runs about 400 kilometers from Bangkok to Trat, which is close to the Cambodian border.

Sukhumvit cuts through the center of modern Bangkok with numbered sois (streets) sprouting on each side. Pictured here is the perpetual traffic that clogs this major urban artery.

Mar 15, 2011

Mexico Bound

I’m heading to Mexico this week. I’ll be spending time in Mexico City, Oaxaca and Puebla.

This will be my first trip to Puebla and I’m looking forward to exploring Mexico City and Oaxaca once again with camera in hand.

I have posts lined up while I’m away and will have plenty to write when I return.

Mar 6, 2011

Published Photographs: Oaxaca Edition

I’m heading to Mexico later this month and looking forward to returning to Oaxaca. My last and first trip there was several years ago and I’ve always wanted to return.

The state and city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, of Oaxaca are located in the southern part of Mexico, about a five hour ride from Mexico City. Its diversified cultures include Zapotecs and Mixtecs. Oaxaca is also a prime location to experience Day of the Dead and is well known for its high quality crafts.

Pictured are local delicacy chapulines, sugar candy skulls, handicrafts, the zocalo and Day of the Dead folk art. These have appeared in newspapers, magazines, guide and textbooks.

Which places would you like to visit again?