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Pizzas Hamburguesas

Pizzas? In the remote mountains of Cusco? And I thought the Irish travelled well. Actually, they do. It's the Irish people that somehow manage to penetrate every crack of the globe and then rapidly take over like the resilient grass you find growing in the slightest fissure of big city asphalt. Of course I…
Brian Hoffsis
August 26, 2009
PhotographyTravel Journal

Aliens? Seriously, People!

"This is what Hiram Bingham called 'the most beautiful wall,'" our personal Llama Path tour guide, Ramiro, proudly tells us on our second day in Machu Picchu. Many might say, "So what? It's a friggin wall!" Using only stone hand tools in a process still not understood the ancient Incans carved…
Brian Hoffsis
August 24, 2009
PhotographyTravel Journal

The Day We Nearly Washed Out to Sea

Along the jagged coast of west Maui there exist geological formations that sing a siren's song unapologetically  to ignorant tourists. Shear cliffs rise up out of the ocean and just above the sea level plateau to form bright blue and pristine pools as colorful and entrancing as a gemstone's shimmer. Nature's…
Brian Hoffsis
August 21, 2009
PhotographyTravel Journal

Horses Got it Pretty Good

In Columbus' Brewery District there are a number of old brewery buildings in various stages of decay and restoration that attest to the ever fading memory of the old German Village's mouth watering relationship with beer. Some are simple brick utility buildings while others display a degree of flair and pride in their architecture.…
Brian Hoffsis
August 18, 2009
PhotographyTravel Journal

Katrina Bears Down

I saw this picture cycling through on my computer's sleep mode and it brought back some kinda chilling memories. I snapped this photo from a beach-front bar at Ft Myers, Florida. According to the photo stamp it was taken at 6:54 pm on August 25, 2005. Interestingly this is looking…
Brian Hoffsis
August 16, 2009
PhotographyTravel Journal

William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library

The Ohio State University Main Library reopened last week after years of major renovation. Of course this third major renovation largely corrected baffling decisions made in previous renovations. It's funny how things work that way. For example, the photo below is the beautifully restored Grand Reference Hall/East Reading Room. In 1966 they…
Brian Hoffsis
August 12, 2009
PhotographyTravel Journal

The Most Interesting People in The World

I love making broad, overly generalized and mildly arrogant statements. Are Peruvians the most interesting people in the world? Possibly. But even I'm not sold on my own claims. Peruvians are the most interesting I've personally encountered though. And it's not the brightly colored traditional clothing, leather sandals, bizarre white…
Brian Hoffsis
July 23, 2009
PhotographyTravel Journal

Trinity Church

I read that Trinity Church in Boston is considered to be one of "America's 10 finest buildings." I'm not yet sure what I think about that but I couldn't wait to get a camera in there.  I'd never shot in such a large space before and found there to be…
Brian Hoffsis
June 17, 2009
PhotographyTravel Journal

The Village of Terezin

I took this photo in 2001 though I'm pretty confident the scene has changed little.  I wouldn't be surprised if that Trabant (center) is still parked there and that maybe it had been there for years before I took this photo. This Czech village is very unique and it took me a…
Brian Hoffsis
May 9, 2009
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