Monthly Archives: April 2013

Lennon Wall

Since the 1980’s, the John Lennon Wall in Prague has been filled with graffiti. Under the former Communist regime, led by Gustáv Husák, the wall was a place of peaceful, written demonstration. Czech authorities often engaged in clashes with students who were marked as agents of Western capitalism. Today, the wall reminds us of past accomplishments but also serves as a notice of current geo-political problems.

Auschwitz & Auschwitz II Birkenau

Excerpt from Night by Elie Wiesel

Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed.
Never shall I forget that smoke.
Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky.
Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever.
Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live.
Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.
Never shall I forget those things, even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself.

عرق الشبي

The Erg Chebbi in pictures. Staying in a Berber tent after a camel trek is a visual treat. Morocco affords many types of unique terrain and hospitality. Watching the sun come up at 5AM is quite a sight. Shredding some fresh powder on the dunes was pretty cool as well. Photogs get to the desert ASAP.

St. Petersburg, Russia

Lenin, Tchaikovsky and Rasputin…the echoes of Leningrad hold onto a labyrinthine history. Today, this historic seaport of revolutionaries and playwrights offers a comfortable area to experience Russian culture. From a local coffee shop to the world famous Hermitage museum, St. Petersburg has plenty to do. If you enjoy reading Russian authors such as Tolstoy and Chekhov, walking around St. Petersburg is the perfect ingredient to refresh your imagination.