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A Gorgeous Pau rider at a Hawaii parade
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Word a week challenge: Vibrant

A Gorgeous Pau rider at a Hawaii parade   I’m playing a new word challenge this week to come up with dynamic and colorful images to match the word Vibrant. Not a difficult word considering I live in Hawaii which is filled with lots of color in the landscape,  delicious food, gorgeous festivals and outfits, […]

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View of Bay Bridge from Treasure island
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Treasure Island revisited, a photo tour

Treasure Island revisited, a photo tour There is something cool about visiting an island in the middle of San Francisco bay. Treasure Island has such a kitschy title that harkens back to something mysterious and full of surprises, considering it was named after the novel Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson who live briefly in the city. Entirely […]

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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, a photo essay

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, a photo essay   . Outdoors at the Ferry Plaza, food vendors selling fresh certified produce The Ferry Plaza The mecca of farmers markets in San Francisco is held outside in front of the Embarcadero ferry terminal three times weekly, with the largest market taking place on Saturdays. The Ferry Plaza farmers market is widely acclaimed […]

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Garden couryard entry
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The Bahia Palace – A photo tour

The Bahia Palace – A photo tour One of the splendid attractions worth visiting in the old Medina at Marrakesh is the beautiful palace called La Bahia (The beautiful) which was built in two stages during the late 19th century. The estate of the grand vizor to the sultan, the palace created to be one of the most opulent islamic style palaces of that […]

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Tagines cooking outdoors
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Moroccan tagine meal – A photo essay

    Moroccan tagine meal – A photo essay Marrakesh offers so many tasty dining experiences around the city and after an entire morning of walking around the confusing and narrow streets in the old medina, our foodie group was famished. Seeing how difficult it was to find some of the key attractions on the map, it would […]

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Spice market at Marrakesh
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Marrakesh in black and white, photo Friday

Marrakesh in Black and White Capturing images of Marrakesh in black and white transforms the city into a different attitude: exotic, moody and yes even mysterious. There is so much that westerners do not understand about the traditions, religion, culture and history of the Moroccan people. All of the places we see are the typical tourist attractions: monuments, the medina and […]

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La Koutoubia Mosque
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Marrakesh a first day tour – photo essay

  Marrakesh first day tour A First day tour and impressions of this exotic and mysterious city is that everything is frenetic, crazy, with people heading out in all directions but at different paces.  Busses are crammed with locals, vying for road domination alongside small donkeys pulling carts laden with fruits, packages and stacked materials heading out to the markets. People are also walking constantly around […]

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