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Over and into the Rainbow Mountain in Peru

I visited Cusco, Peru nearly two years ago but somehow never heard of the Rainbow Mountains while I was there. These skittle-looking ranges also called Vinicunca, are a three-hour ride outside the Peruvian city. The red, yellow, purple, and greenish hues are a result of leftover mineral deposits from ice sheets that once filled the […]

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Photography photoJournal Travel

Cars of Peru

Photos by Wells Baum “I’ve always been asked, ‘What is my favorite car?’ and I’ve always said ‘The next one.’ — Carroll Shelby

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Strange things in Urbamba, Peru

All photos by Wells Baum “If you haven’t found something strange during the day, it hasn’t been much of a day.” — John Wheeler

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Photography Poetry

Drum is a woman

The beginning is the end. It ebbs and flows before aggregating into a delta of time that never stops. The entire process is a progression of next, a propagation of busyness.

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Photography Travel

Horse power 

Trains and tractors made the world less dependent on horse power. As the 19th century came to a close, horses were abundant. Consider this fact: “In 1900 there were 145,000 horses in the French army and 130,000 horses working in Manhattan, while at the same time in Australia there was one horse to every two […]

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Bookends: Red and blue in Cusco

Red used to be the world’s “first color,” writes historian Michel Pastoureau in his new book Red: The History of a Color. It was all people knew before blue emerged as a symbolic color in the 12th century. The red color It is the basic color of all ancient peoples (and still the color preferred by children the […]