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Street Clocks

I have a slight obsession with clocks and watches. One of my favorite things to shoot when traveling is street clocks. These are clocks that hang outside of shops or restaurants. Small towns tend to have a random clock on the sidewalk. I do not know where this tradition is from, but I love it! 

A shop clock in Kutna Hora, Czechia.
Street clock in Kutna Hora, Czechia. 
Ashland street clock, located at the train station.
The street clock at the Ashland, Virginia train station.

Bottoms shop clock in Bardstown, Kentucky.
Bottoms shop clock in Bardstown, Kentucky. I have no idea what Bottoms was. I assume a watch or jewelry shop.
Tiffany's shop clock
The entrance to Tiffany & Co. complete with a Tiffany blue shop clock.
Keeton's Jewelers in Knoxville, TN is no longer in business. But the clock still stands.
Keeton’s Jewelers in Knoxville, TN. This clock is around the corner from my house. The building is long empty, but the clock still stands. 
Clock at the entry to the Fuller Building in New York City.
The entry to the Fuller Building in New York City, shop clock included.

Some of these clocks still work, even though the shops they once represented are long gone. Each of these clocks has its own personality and look. Feel free to share links to your own street clocks in the comments! 

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Hodgepodge of stuff

This week’s uploads are a hodgepodge of images that needed worked. They are mostly images that have been worked before but I wanted to revisit and give them new life. Enjoy! Feedback is always welcome. Be sure to sign up for email notices so you don’t miss anything!

 

Now for Poland

After Budapest, we traveled to Krakow, Poland. I seem to have taken a great many food related photos in Poland. I found some lovely dark beers and ate some amazing food in the outdoor market in Krakow. I’d say the biggest issue for myself is that I do not eat a lot of meat. I do not eat chicken at all. I will occasionally eat beef or pork. But mostly I prefer seafood or no meat at all. So, traveling to landlocked cities that are known for their meat and potato meals was definitely a challenge. Sometimes when traveling you have to set aside certain things, like free toilets and available seafood. So, I did eat a beef kabob from a vendor in the market. I have to admit, it tasted amazing.

 

Cuban Map Art

After working several of my photos from Cuba, I decided to try something different. I wanted to emphasize the idea of travel and adventure that drives me. I have always loved the beauty of maps and so decided to integrate my love of photography and my love of maps.

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Cuba or Bust

I recently traveled to the beautiful island of Cuba. The visit was amazing, the people were wonderful, and the rum a little too drinkable. Here are some pics from the trip. Cuba was indeed a photographer’s dream. From the newly painted colorful buildings of Trinidad, to the old world architecture of Havana, it had a little bit of everything. The architecture of Cuba is a mix of Spanish and English Colonialism, as there were held by both for many years. Currently, Cuba is a country in flux. They are rebuilding and renovating. Most of the Cubans we met were very optimistic about their future. I had a wonderful time and look forward to returning some day.

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