The Grand Bazaar, Marrakesh

The Grand Bazaar-Marrakesh

Chaotic, exciting and intense.  And that’s the atmosphere outside the entrance to the Grand Bazaar!  What seems to be confusing and disorderly, is anything but.  Hundreds of vendors, all speaking at once; bargaining and cajoling, seducing locals and visitors – turmoil and glittering light tucked into thousands of square feet that haven’t changed in generations!

Happy Steps

Happy Steps

Rhodes, Greece

So why wouldn’t you just love to come home to these steps every day after work?  Rough day?  These vibrant colors would put a smile on your face for sure!

The Cats of Istanbul

The Cats of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
These beloved and respected cats are generally given free reign of the city. The care and management of these feral fur-balls, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, often falls on the shoulders of volunteer organizations and well-meaning citizens. The revered status of cats in this corner of the world can be summed up in the popular saying, “If you’ve killed a cat, you need to build a mosque to be forgiven by God.”

Green Lagoon of Lanzarote

Green Lagoon of Lanzarote

Lanzarote, Canary Islands
El Golfo and the Green Lagoon are among the most spectacular and bizarre landscape phenomenons I have ever experienced.  El Golfo is a volcanic crater flooded by seawater.  In the cove,  the sea water has become trapped in the form of a lake and turned a striking acidic green, due to the algae which lives there. The Green Lagoon contrasts with a black pebble beach and wind eroded cliffs and rock formations in the background.

 

Parrot in the Park

We found this character while we were strolling through the charming, tree-lined streets of the Greek island of Rhodes.  He was loud, bossy, intrusive and self-centered.  He was also a ham and therefore the perfect subject for my photographs!  You’ll probably see more of him and his friends in the future.

It’s good to be home again.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Parrot in the Park

Off the Grid

Off the Grid
I’ll be off the grid for a while. I’ll return with images of distant lands and the faces of the people that inhabit them! Take care and enjoy this wonderful Fall season. Barbara

The Backyard

The Backyard
The owners of this “Backyard” are passionate about collecting items to enhance the appearance of their space. Each item is creatively selected and placed in this very personal environmental landscape.