Category Archives: Travel

Patterning

Some pictures from our 2009 trip to France. Claude shivers in a surprise snowstorm. We had to rush to get all the nets up because if the olives freeze then their oil is ruinedish. Philippe examines a rifle, one of … Continue reading

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Portraits of All Hands Volunteers

Aurelie cutting lumber Click for more photos Matt unloading lumber Chris on site Hee making furniture Anika on the roof Emily on the roof Ian on site Jiella and Anika in front of the reflector

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My 10 most memorable travel moments

Heroes. by Mike I’m volunteering in Haiti with an NGO that’s rebuilding schools. My job is to take photos that make heroes look like heroes. I think that’s pretty cool. In southwest France, the father of an off-the-grid family taught … Continue reading

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Carry Water

by Mike When a place is new sometimes it’s so overwhelming that I don’t quite know what to take a picture of, so I take pictures of the biggest things around – buildings – to represent all that’s different about … Continue reading

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Break Time in Leogane

(If you can’t see the above video, click here) by Mike A little video of break time at a rubble site. N-Joy!

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Old man in Leogane

by Mike This guy was hanging out at the work site, helping to carry pieces of lumber here and there. He asked me to take this photo, as is the case with most photos of people I’ve taken so far. … Continue reading

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Mosquito Nets

by Mike These photos are from an old hotel that was operating as an art gallery and cafe or something. We drove in rural areas this morning and since it was Sunday people were dressed up in their Sunday finest … Continue reading

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More Photos

Men drive by a model home in Leogane by Mike Here are more photos from the walk around town today. More Photos Nico, a volunteer from France, dressed all sharply to go visit the mayor of the town. Apparently he … Continue reading

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Sign Painter

by Mike We went for a walk around the town today, we actually saw most of it in about an hour. The man above was designing a sign for a studio that he’ll paint directly onto the wall of the … Continue reading

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Roosters

by Mike This morning it sounded like a rooster war. You could hear them close and far, hundreds at a time, probably. It must have started around 5am or so. There weren’t any other sounds at that time, so sleeping … Continue reading

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Conversations starters

by Mike Here are some questions you might ask locals to get them talking: Have things changed much here since you were a kid? When you’re not here, what do you miss about your home? What did your mother/father do … Continue reading

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Italia Uno!

Messing around with video. The song is “Rill Rill” by the Sleigh Bells. A special message for my friends: WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE SLEIGH BELLS? YOU LET ME DOWN.

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Problem solving to Tudia

by Mike I stepped off the train from Caltanisseta and realized I’d have to act fast: the train station was shuttered and there were no payphones and all the other passengers were getting in their cars to go. The bus … Continue reading

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Secure in Caltanissetta

Caltanissetta’s duomo. by Mike I was delirious from jet lag as I thought it, but I definitely thought it: “I wonder if these people are my guardian angels.” Imagine: Sitting on a bus in a place you’ve never been. It’s … Continue reading

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The Presentation of Haiti

My view of Claude’s story. by Mike I’ve been reading up on how Haiti is presented in the media, and I thought I’d share some links about Haiti and storytelling. This guy is a photojournalist who’s extremely sensitive to the … Continue reading

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Before there were markets

The girls hopped from rock to rock with their skirts brushing the bushes. They sang high-pitched hymns that reached us in the wind, voices fragile like glass, clear and pure as the hill’s high air. From here we could see … Continue reading

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Wade Davis on the meaning of my tattoo

by Mike Ethnologist Wade Davis is National Geographic’s Explorer-in-Residence, if there can even be such a thing. In the videos below he talks about ethnospheric (like biosphere, except made up of cultures) diversity. He is the author of one of … Continue reading

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Love has a recipe

by Mike Azure fell in love with a Corsican cheese, a cheese that doesn’t travel well. We were leaving in a couple days and she might never again see or taste the enchanting, goaty brocciu. Azure was sad, so I … Continue reading

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Yakutat Bay Vid

Yakutat, Alaska Presence from Mike Goldstein on Vimeo. by Mike Look what I found! I made this video a few months ago while we were fishing in Alaska. The sunset scene you see was shot at around 10:30pm. Enjoy!

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What should you do when you have too much fruit?

You should build a new tree. Heh, I made up a proverb. Describe the Clouds is a new blog I’m keeping for all the travel-related stuff I want to share that isn’t a result of our own travels. It’ll feature … Continue reading

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