Tag Archives: Photography

Fire and Brimstone

Boston.com has a set of photographs of the eruption of the volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, such as this one that shows lightening streaking through the ash clouds. See more here.

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Photos: Daily life in North Korea

Italian journo Piergiorgio Pescali brings back pictures from North Korea. While not as artistic as FP’s gallery they do offer insight into how the daily lives of everyday North Koreans have changed in the past few years.

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Ikizukuri Sashimi

Ikizukuri (or ikitsukuri or iketsukuri) is a controversial Japanese method of preparing raw fish for consumption in which the fish (or other marine animal) is filleted and prepared alive, its carcass then put on display for the consumer to witness … Continue reading

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Islam’s Version of the Shroud of Turin

Many will probably remember the incident several years ago when the image of the Virgin Mary was allegedly discovered in a grilled cheese sandwich. It was sold on eBay to an online casino for $28,000 in November 2004. Welcome to … Continue reading

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A dark spot for fun

It’s not every day that one is walking down the street and finds a playground that once used to be an execution ground for Christians. The text on the sign reads as: Former Kirishitan execution site and burial ground for … Continue reading

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Top Holes in the Earth

I’m not sure how Xinhua came up with this “top 10 amazing holes in the earth” — I mean, what are the standards? — but the article does contain a fun collection of pictures. So below are Curzon’s top 3 … Continue reading

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Earth, observed

From the Boston Globe, via reader Rude Brit. Click the link for more pictures.

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One hundred years of Afghanistan

“This BBC audio slideshow”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/7883784.stm explores “Afghanistan through the eyes of the Western photographers and artists who visited the country in the 19th and early 20th Centuries.” How little changes. I am reminded of “Patrick French”:http://www.amazon.com/Younghusband-Last-Great-Imperial-Adventurer/dp/0006376010 who travelled along the original … Continue reading

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Photos from the front: Ossetia

Thanks to “selil”:https://twitter.com/selil/statuses/887391101 for linking to the “photos of Arkady Babchenko”:http://lsd-25.ru/2008/08/14/voyna-v-yuzhnoy-osetii-89-fotografiy-arkadiya-babchenko/ taken in Georgia. NSFW.

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Back from Tunisia

For the past 9 days, Mrs. Chirol and I have been on vacation in Tunisia. While it wasn’t one of my traditional trips full of conflict and instability, it was enjoyable and most importantly relaxing. Although I didn’t blog it … Continue reading

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