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Glory to the Gladiator

Somehow the swirling buzz of revelers seemed to be absorbed into the grand structure. Though many tens of thousands would make their way inside, miraculously, not single crowd or line formed at any of the dozens of entry points. I was no exception and I passed under the classical rotunda of the stadium's…
Brian Hoffsis
September 7, 2015
PhotographyTravel Journal


The final press of the plunger injected a burst of air that filled the bicycle tire to near capacity. The gauge now read 65 and there was a great hiss when I pulled the nozzle from the tire. I've never been a big bike rider and only do I do it for…
Brian Hoffsis
August 30, 2015
PhotographyTravel Journal


The early morning dew not only accumulated on the grass and leaves but on nylon canopies and polyester folding chairs and any other objects that had been set up the night before or in the pre-dawn hours. A lone SUV breaks the relative silence of the early morning and reflects…
Brian Hoffsis
August 23, 2015
PhotographyTravel Journal

Morning of

It had been many months since the last snows melted into the electric green turf. The bitter cold and subsequent warming had nearly cleansed the extraordinary memories of the previous year. But how could the scores who've traversed the broad pedestrian hardscapes, passing below towering monuments to academics and sport,…
Brian Hoffsis
August 11, 2015
PhotographyTravel Journal

Liberty’s East Front

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy  
Brian Hoffsis
September 11, 2013
PhotographyTravel Journal

Seventeenth Century Dining

". . . 'Buenas dias!' As we leisurely approached the restaurant hostess, the warm smile on her deep brown face was very comforting and elicited a return grin reflex. She astutely recognized us as guests of the hotel and asked if we wanted to be seated at a table. Hungry…
Brian Hoffsis
August 7, 2013
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