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Dear Reader (2024-02-26),In today’s post we begin exploring Tajikistan.  My written thoughts on this country are still a bit of a jumble.  So while I go through de-jumbling iterations, I have started editing the photos for this country. All of today’s images are from a … Continue readingFive Stans 14

Five Stans 13

Dear Reader (2024-02-19),My last post (Five Stans 12) said we would now be bound for Tajikistan.  That is true, but the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan was closed in September of 2023 as the two countries were fighting over water and land. At this point … Continue readingFive Stans 13

Five Stans 11

Dear Reader (2024-02-10),In today’s penultimate Kyrgyzstan (and then we’ll change to the next Stan) post there are multiple points of interest: ~ 01 to 04 – we drive first to Uzgen, a UNESCO World Heritage site,~ 02 – an out of focus, possibly over-processed image … Continue readingFive Stans 11

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Dear Reader (2024-02-08), Shadows Passing has its official opening this evening February 8, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.cSpace Marda Loop – 3rd Floor1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 6T7Liquor will be available for a fee In today’s post we go for a long drive in … Continue readingFive Stans 10

Five Stans 09

Dear Reader (2024-02-05),My fledgling (installation / exhibition), Shadows Passing (see end of this post for further information) has now been set free into the wide world to fly on its own.  So until the next sparkly object, I shall return to the “Five Stans”.  The … Continue readingFive Stans 09

Five Stans 08

Dear Reader (2023-11-05),First of all, I did warn you about me getting distracted by a new sparkly project.  Actually the project for next year’s Exposure Festival has been a work in progress for a while.  Now, there is a degree of urgency to get things … Continue readingFive Stans 08

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Dear Reader (2023-10-29),In today’s post we continue exploring the Karakol region of Kyrgyzstan by going for a 3 / 4 hour walk along a dirt road, and up a sandstone hill.  In this pleasant wander:~ We stop on the return trip to photograph a Golden … Continue readingFive Stans 07

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Dear Reader (2023-10-23),Since I last wrote, I have completed the first set of experiments for my Exposure Festival 2024 Exhibition, “Shadows Passing”.  I am excited by the project, and I look forward to showing you the results next February. In today’s post we travel from … Continue readingFive Stans 05

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Dear Reader (2023-10-18),In today’s single blog post, or pair of Facebook posts I re-label myself and we visit a desert canyon. As some of you know from my new Cartes de Visites, and some of you may have noticed on my website, I no longer … Continue readingFive Stans 04,

Five Stans 03

Dear Reader (2020-10-13),In today’s single blog post, or trio of Facebook posts (because FB doesn’t sort consistently) the journey continues.  Over the course of 4 weeks, 6 other travelers, me, and the tour guide travelled over 6,400 km.  Outside of the two memorable overnight train … Continue readingFive Stans 03

Five Stans 02

Dear Reader (2023-10-09),I think that a collection of architects was invited to bring out their toy boxes to play in Astana. But before we get there, it is fitting that after yesterday’s Mosques and Minarets, we begin today’s exploration with a brief visit to an … Continue readingFive Stans 02

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Dear Reader (2023-10-08), As some of you know, I recently returned (October 4) from a five-week tour of an area East of the Caspian Sea, West of China, and North of Iran and Afghanistan called the Five Stans.  If you are hoping for any sort … Continue readingFive Stans 001