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Photo Thursday: Paris' Père Lachaise Cemetery in Black and White

We visited Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris last fall and I'm still playing around with the photos. Most recently I've tried some in black and white. I like how the lack of color highlights the structural elements of the cemetery, which is sharpened further by the contrast between light and shadow. It seems right for a cemetery!

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Crosses in Père Lachaise, Paris

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Photo Thursday: Paris Metro View

This station, near the Eifel Tower, frames a classic Paris streetscape with brilliant glass and guarantees a bit of blue sky every day!

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Photo Thursday: Waiting for Spring in Arizona

While I knew that February is NOT spring, even in Arizona, I was hoping for reasonably warm temperatures and maybe a few flowers.


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Zen Yard Guest House, Phoenix, Arizona

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Where Snowbirds Land, Apache Junction, Arizona

Apache Junction sometimes seems like one large RV and trailer park for northern snowbirds seeking winter sun (my parents among them), but there are palm trees overhead and the mountains are ever present.

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Bashas’ Almost-Secret Gallery in Chandler, Arizona

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A Bit of the Apache Trail, Arizona

The day has become clear and beautiful, so I convince my family that we should take a drive along the striking Apache Trail.

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Recreating the Past at the Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction, Arizona

At the edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area, the Superstition Mountain Museum in Apache Junction, Arizona, keeps the spirit of the old west alive through exhibits, demonstrations, and stories about the mountains and the people who sought their fortunes there.

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A Small Cactus Garden, Scottsdale, Arizona

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America’s Taco Shop, Phoenix, Arizona

America’s Taco Shop (named for owner America Corrales), would be easy to drive right by – another taco place in a city filled with them.

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Worth a Return Trip: Gotland, Sweden

Gotland is an island of rock and sand southeast of Stockholm, just off the coast of Sweden. It has been an active place since Viking days, meaning it has a good variety of things I love – fascinating vernacular architecture, ancient ruins, nearly forgotten churches (92 in all, some ruined and some still functioning), ancient graves, fish shacks, tiny harbors filled with boats, artists working in their studios and galleries showing their work, desolate scenery, weird rocks, sandy beaches, and interesting flora and fauna.

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The Dream List: Southern Skåne and and Öland Island, Sweden

Skåne is Sweden’s southernmost county, a bucolic, artsy place with cultural and linguistic ties to Denmark.

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