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Brian Hoffsis

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Krematorium

This is one of the more poignant images from my collection of Terezin photos.  The former garrison town and Nazi concentration camp often appears like nothing more than a sleepy Eastern European ghost town.  But the devil is in the details and the slowly fading scars tell of a spine tingling past. …
Brian Hoffsis
March 18, 2009
PhotographyTravel Journal

Camp Chase

2,260 Confederate Soldiers are buried here.  Richmond? Fredricksburg?  Would you believe Columbus, Ohio?  But wait.  There was no fighting in Columbus, Ohio.  What were 2,000 Rebels doing way up there?  Actually, 9,400 were held in this Civil War prisoner camp by 1865.  It was named for former Ohio Governor and Senator, Lincoln's…
Brian Hoffsis
March 6, 2009
Travel Journal

TOP NORTH AMERICAN SKI DESTINATIONS – Charm

While this may seem very similar to authenticity charm can stray greatly.  Really, who wants an actual old west town with gun slingers, drunken saloon brawls, cattle rustlers and bank robbers.  Ok, so it sounds pretty exciting it's but not the poster for and idyllic vacation. Often charm is an…
Brian Hoffsis
February 17, 2009
Travel Journal

TOP NORTH AMERICAN SKI DESTINATIONS – Authenticity

Ski resorts often spring up in mountainous areas where once thriving mining communities gave way to devastating emigration and boredom.  Skiing was often all these locales had left.  Depending on their location however, tourism can transform ski towns into sprawling theme destinations.  And quickly resorts realize that if they cater…
Brian Hoffsis
February 11, 2009
Travel Journal

The First Family of Summer

Today I stumbled on a make-shift journal written in a cheap, dime-store, Czech/English pocket calendar dating back to my study abroad in Prague during the summer of 1998.  I was actually surprised as not only do I vaguely remember writing it, but many of the tales written have fled any…
Brian Hoffsis
January 23, 2009
PhotographyTravel Journal

THE PERUVIAN POSTCARD

Ok, so I had to post it no matter how cliché.  In October of 2008 we were in Peru and, of course, Machu Picchu.   The place is ridiculous when it comes to photography - for professionals and amateurs alike.  From all vantages it's a 360 degree postcard quality setting.  The views from these…
Brian Hoffsis
January 21, 2009