Larung Bar Buddist Academy, Chendu, Sichuan, China.

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A stunning photograph of the world’s biggest Buddhist school called the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy which inhabits over 40,000 monks and nuns. Larung Gar Buddist Academy.

Masks Of Texture

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I have been creating and collecting textured backgrounds and other textured images for years. Not only do they fascinate me but I use them whenever I can in my different online projects. Here is a sample of a few unique textured facial images. I hope you enjoy them. This post is for the WordPress photo … Continue reading Masks Of Texture

Escaping To The Rustic Country

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I love the look and feel of the simple and rustic country. The uncomplicated life where you can hear silence as if it was a real thing. In my dreams, one day, I will have an escape in the country to retreat to when I need to unwind and de-stress. Until then my collage of miscellaneous photos … Continue reading Escaping To The Rustic Country

A Journey Into Domestic Violence

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A Short story for which I don't have a title. Your Father: The living room smells of your father's pipe and your mother's cooking. It's lamb chops this evening. It's the type of smell that would make you queazy if you weren't used to it. You're sitting on the new couch. It's lavender and at … Continue reading A Journey Into Domestic Violence

Aztec Dancer

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"When most people think of Seattle, Washington, they picture cultural icons like Starbucks, Microsoft, and Boeing. But the city is also home to a thriving community of ethnic Aztecs. Here, an Aztec dancer dressed in handmade "atueno" (traditional dress) dances at an event held in honor of the Aztec New Year (March 12). The Aztec, … Continue reading Aztec Dancer

Biei, Hokkaido, Japan.

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"I saw the beautiful grove reflections in the early morning blue pond." ~ Mashiro Hiroike Source: 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year | National Geographic

Bridge Of Trust

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If only somehow, someway, a bridge of trust had allowed my love to quell your self-imposed embitterment." ~ Amanda Ricks