Five Stans 19 – Marvels

Dear Reader (2024-03-12)Here is the penultimate collection of photographs from Tajikistan (September 2023), Marvels.  More specifically, these are historical marvels that go back up to 3000 ago.  With varying degrees of sensitivity these sites have been repaired or rebuilt.  The most culturally insensitive rebuild award … Continue readingFive Stans 19 – Marvels

Five Stans 16

Dear Reader (2024-03-01),As per my previous post from earlier today (Five Stans 15), here is the On The Road collection of images from Tajikistan.  As I think I have already mentioned we spent a lot of time on the road during our visit to the … Continue readingFive Stans 16

Five Stans 15

Dear Reader (2024-03-01),You may want to either grab a beverage of your choice or skip this post entirely as the there are a lot of words and the images for this post are for illustration purposes – they don’t stand alone as images outside of … Continue readingFive Stans 15

Five Stans 14

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

Five Stans 10

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