gradually we become aware of a hum in the room // #HalseyRodman (at High Desert Test Sites)

gradually we become aware of a hum in the room // #HalseyRodman (at High Desert Test Sites)

the art of habitation // #AndreaZittel (at A - Z West)

the art of habitation // #AndreaZittel (at A - Z West)

summer be gettin steamy

summer be gettin steamy

a little #instax gem from last week in Wadi Rum, #Jordan // Juomaa explains our #desert route to the Red Sea

a little #instax gem from last week in Wadi Rum, #Jordan // Juomaa explains our #desert route to the Red Sea

back in #NYC and looking for #adventure  (at The Financial District, Lower Manhattan)

back in #NYC and looking for #adventure (at The Financial District, Lower Manhattan)

"upside-down chicken" a classic middle eastern homemade meal

"upside-down chicken" a classic middle eastern homemade meal

during #Ramadan as sunset approaches, the city takes on whole new vibrations. people hurry home or to their relatives in crammed cars or city trams. some position themselves at düner counters while others vie in line at the little groceries. this man seemed to be the only one other than myself content to watch the sun dip below the horizon.  (at Istanbul, Turkey)

during #Ramadan as sunset approaches, the city takes on whole new vibrations. people hurry home or to their relatives in crammed cars or city trams. some position themselves at düner counters while others vie in line at the little groceries. this man seemed to be the only one other than myself content to watch the sun dip below the horizon. (at Istanbul, Turkey)

one of the greatest sights of Middle Earth // #bluemosque #istanbul   (at Sultanhamet)

one of the greatest sights of Middle Earth // #bluemosque #istanbul (at Sultanhamet)

looking to get away from iPad toting, finger pointing tourists, I chose a narrow dark path that led to the underbelly of Galata Bridge. My curiosity refused to let up and I joined a few guys dangling a string tipped with a bit of bread and a lead sinker down a dark floor drain. One of the men had been a tank commander for Assad in Syria and has since taken refuge in #Turkey. Two years ago his general ordered him to shell an entire civilian block… He was to leave no house or man standing. He couldn’t do it. Nightfall came and he stole away, leaving behind his wife who he wed a week earlier and the rest of his family. Two years later he has yet to see them. Stateless and alone, his eyes are still ablaze. After an hour we still hadn’t caught a thing // #horizonsjournal  (at Galata Köprüsü)

looking to get away from iPad toting, finger pointing tourists, I chose a narrow dark path that led to the underbelly of Galata Bridge. My curiosity refused to let up and I joined a few guys dangling a string tipped with a bit of bread and a lead sinker down a dark floor drain. One of the men had been a tank commander for Assad in Syria and has since taken refuge in #Turkey. Two years ago his general ordered him to shell an entire civilian block… He was to leave no house or man standing. He couldn’t do it. Nightfall came and he stole away, leaving behind his wife who he wed a week earlier and the rest of his family. Two years later he has yet to see them. Stateless and alone, his eyes are still ablaze. After an hour we still hadn’t caught a thing // #horizonsjournal (at Galata Köprüsü)

the simple act of stepping foot onto a ferry means going from one continent to another. mind blown. #Istanbul  (at Bosphorus River, Istanbul)

the simple act of stepping foot onto a ferry means going from one continent to another. mind blown. #Istanbul (at Bosphorus River, Istanbul)

after guiding us through roadless deserts we left Juomaa at a scene pulled straight from the #Bible. I’m not one for expectations, but if I had any, #Jordan and its people have far exceeded them.  (at Wadi Sararah, Al Karak, Jordan)

after guiding us through roadless deserts we left Juomaa at a scene pulled straight from the #Bible. I’m not one for expectations, but if I had any, #Jordan and its people have far exceeded them. (at Wadi Sararah, Al Karak, Jordan)

as beautiful as it was, I had a hard time enjoying the #DeadSea. Arriving just at sunset, I lay there bobbing in the super saline waters as an intense low boom rumbled through the thick air. “Mortars” a local says. He explained that the haze on the horizon was not normal pollution- but as a result from all the bombing in #Gaza. It’s hard to believe that this serene scene lies only 50 miles from so much bloodshed and anger. #EndTheFighting  (at Dead Sea)

as beautiful as it was, I had a hard time enjoying the #DeadSea. Arriving just at sunset, I lay there bobbing in the super saline waters as an intense low boom rumbled through the thick air. “Mortars” a local says. He explained that the haze on the horizon was not normal pollution- but as a result from all the bombing in #Gaza. It’s hard to believe that this serene scene lies only 50 miles from so much bloodshed and anger. #EndTheFighting (at Dead Sea)

Lawrence of Arabia, 2014  // photo @johanlindeberg  (at Wadi Rum, Jordan)

Lawrence of Arabia, 2014 // photo @johanlindeberg (at Wadi Rum, Jordan)

Monastery of #Petra  (at The Lost City Of Petra, Jordan)

Monastery of #Petra (at The Lost City Of Petra, Jordan)

Juomaa our #Bedouin guide. A contemporary man of four languages, three donkeys, two wives and one pair of beloved Ray Bans.  (at البتراء)

Juomaa our #Bedouin guide. A contemporary man of four languages, three donkeys, two wives and one pair of beloved Ray Bans. (at البتراء)