Photo Journal: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago

Graceland Cemetery 4001 N Clark St, Chicago https://www.gracelandcemetery.org I could tell you how Chicago’s Lincoln Park used to be the city’s premier burial ground until Chicago’s City Council banned burials there. Or that it was decided to move the city cemetery to what’s now Graceland. I could tell you that the cemetery spans 121 acres, … Continue reading Photo Journal: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago

Photo Journal: Siena, Italy

When we talk about Tuscany, everyone’s heard of Florence. But not quite as many people know Siena. And the few who do generally only know it for the horse race held there every year, the Palio – horses topped with bareback riders race around the Piazza del Campo in an ode to the times of … Continue reading Photo Journal: Siena, Italy

Photo Journal: An Italian family tradition – tomato sauce making day

There’s actually not all that much I want to write this morning; I’d rather the photos do the talking. Last weekend heralded our family’s annual tomato sauce making day at my grandparents’ house, something I’ve been meaning to capture on film for a few years now. As you may have notices from my blogging habit, recording memories … Continue reading Photo Journal: An Italian family tradition – tomato sauce making day

Photo Journal: Walking through Hanoi

Melbourne’s been sweltering. And I’m not a summer person. I don’t like extreme heat or humidity. Unless I’m in Vietnam… Parts of Hanoi are tourist-friendly “big city,” while other parts, like the produce markets, are still so simple and local. There’s such a huge mix of people – tourists and locals, students and manual labourers, … Continue reading Photo Journal: Walking through Hanoi

Photo Journal: Waterside in Hoi An

So much happens by the water in Hoi An. Boatmen and women chasing tourists down for a river ride. Locals selling hammocks and fruit. Children running around barefoot and giggling. Slack-jawed tourists pointing their cameras in every which direction. A few long fisherman and women throwing out and pulling in nets. Lunch and cigarette breaks. … Continue reading Photo Journal: Waterside in Hoi An