Rebuilding/Monochrome #writephoto

It stood there, a monochrome structure, unusual in appearance as tourists and curiosity seekers descended upon its immaculate grounds like a swarm of locusts.  They came every year to see if it would cave in.  The owners of the property were determined that it never would.  As long as it remained standing, the money would …

The Dasara Festival

The atmosphere is festive as tourists and locals celebrate Dasara, the autumnal equinox festival and public holiday.  It’s the day in the Hindu legends when the goddess Chamundeshwari killed the demon Mahishasura and good triumphed over evil.  Dasara is observed through special prayer meetings and food offerings to the gods at home or in temples, …

Chantrea’s Crusade

"Thanks for doing this interview, Chantrea. It can’t be easy for you." They were sitting by the lake just steps from the organization where the Cambodian woman worked as a social worker. Chantrea smiled slightly. She had sad eyes and although she was in her late thirties, she looked much older which wasn't surprising, considering …

Florence

She sat at a small table outside of the local cafe set in the maze of streets near Piazza Antinori.  One could get lost in Florence but won’t mind at all.  It was a beautiful, bustling and exciting place.  There was so much to see. Around her mingled the sound of dishes cutlery, the clink of glasses as people toasted each other and the voices and laughter of tourists and …

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