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The Christmas Spirit

New York City is one of the great harbingers of the magical Christmas spirit. From the moment the Rockefeller Christmas tree is set ablaze the city swirls with a dreamy energy whisked by brisk winter winds whipping down long deep canyons of steel and stone. It spins bodies on ice…
Brian Hoffsis
December 21, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

Prophecy in Stone

COMING FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE MAYA APOCOLYPSE "Peering to my left, I spied an inconspicuous sacbe, which forked to the southeast, away from the buzzing bicycles and taxis of the main road. Deserted and completely bypassed by all other tourists, it looked more like utility road reserved for "authorized personnel." I…
Brian Hoffsis
December 12, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

Lobbying

Only a few years earlier the dusty and combat-hardened General entered the hotel lobby for the first time. Since so many before him had been removed of their duty the new Commander of all Union Armies went entirely unrecognized to the multitudes of distinguished guests of the Willard Hotel. It…
Brian Hoffsis
November 27, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

Traversing the Ball Court

". . . traveling from the Quadrangle to the southern city, visitors must cross the playing field of the city ball court. Imitating their game, somewhere between soccer and hacky sack, I gave my best dribbles and kicks with a pretend leather ball, imagining I was launching it through the…
Brian Hoffsis
November 21, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

The Tzompantli – Mechanism of Mass-Murder

Not since Rome christened the Coliseum had the world witnessed sacrificial prowess as at the hands of primal Maya priests. Monuments to the genocidal terror litter the Yucatán. At Chichen Itza broad platforms such as the Tzompantli or “Wall of Skulls,” are thought to have supported racks for displaying human heads. The large structure itself has an incalculable…
Brian Hoffsis
November 15, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

The Grand Experiment

"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." - George Washington
Brian Hoffsis
November 6, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

Awaiting the Frenzy

“. . . WAIT!” was all I could get out. I threw the bag over my shoulder and scurried over to the top step and desperately scanned the whirling pedestrians. Off to my left I spotted her five-foot-four head popping in and out of the crowds. To my good fortune,…
Brian Hoffsis
October 26, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

Sidecar

"The beautification projects, some of which we witnessed on our drive in, were numerous and even ambitious considering the size of the settlement. Our small-statured host explained that the newly laid cobblestone streets below our feet were in-between phases, awaiting setting with large quantities of the local red clay, and advised us to watch our steps. Tired from…
Brian Hoffsis
October 19, 2012