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Bathed in Champagne

After about two and a half hours in mid-evening, not a soul crossed my path and the silence was only broken by the faint hum of a distant car and the occasional moaning meow of the mansion's only other residents. The well-worn woods, plush upholstery with its sagging springs, the fading…
Brian Hoffsis
May 19, 2010
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Four Boys of Ollantaytambo

The central square in the ancient Inca village of Ollantaytambo bustles with all walks of life. Bright stocking capped men sit and tend market stands, selling everything from vegetables to crafts. Victorian-era felt hat clad women scurry with garments full of produce slung over one shoulder. They dart and weave…
Brian Hoffsis
April 21, 2010
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Bright Ride

There's no better way to travel in blistering Merida. Even in December, when the steamy jungle is at its most mild, temperatures still swelter to what I call 90/90: ninety degrees and ninety percent humidity. Traversing only a couple of blocks can be troublesome. This horse-drawn carriage offers a cushy ride,…
Brian Hoffsis
April 15, 2010
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Jungle Corridor

Some of the most intriguing and inspiring locations in all of the Mayan empire are those that haven't yet been discovered. This arched passage is in Uxmal (oosh-mall), smack-dab in the middle of the jungles of the Yucatan. The structure is referred to as the Dovecote and from the other…
Brian Hoffsis
March 22, 2010
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Tiled Sitting Room

This photo is a kind of adjunct to the previous post Bridge to a Room. This is a morning view of a sitting room in the Casa Mexilio hotel in Merida, Mexico. It really isn't as grimy as it looks in this photo. It's actually quite splendid. But after I applied a light…
Brian Hoffsis
March 2, 2010
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Grand Entrance, Grand Atrium

The entrance to the world's second largest atrium (the first is at the Vatican) is off the main square in a remote Yucatan colonial town called Izamal. The atrium belongs to the less exceptional Convento de San Antonio de Padua. The angle of the photo is a little deceiving as we were climbing…
Brian Hoffsis
February 5, 2010
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Curious Roof Comb

Finally, I'm getting around to posting about our spectacular and thorough tour of the Yucatan. Ten days, a no-name Chevy and no roads left unexplored! This photo is of El Mirador at the ancient Maya city of Labná. Labná is one of the Puuc cities and is really pretty remote…
Brian Hoffsis
February 1, 2010
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WASHINGTON

Boston Common is one of the oldest pieces of real estate in Boston, and in the country for that matter, and it looks it. Dry and dusty and pocked with crumbling fountains and chain-link fence, it's a less desirable dirt patch than certainly it was back when it had enough grass…
Brian Hoffsis
January 22, 2010
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Myrtle Felt and White Fleece

What fantastic headgear! Its poignant monochromatism caps an expert ensemble of a “colors-not-occurring-in-nature” striped wrap draping over inches of heavy woolen sweaters. A pure white alpaca accessory starkly contrasts this woman’s sun stained skin and jet-black braids. There’s a symphony of texture unmatched by any other people on earth. However,…
Brian Hoffsis
January 19, 2010
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Turning Back is not an Option

I recall a time when I a child with my friends at an amusement park. We stood in line for a brand new roller coaster heavily touted and advertised as being the tallest and fastest ride built to date - a milestone in engineering. The line is huge and stretches…
Brian Hoffsis
September 28, 2009