In my opinion, there is no city on earth as architecturally spectacular and beautiful as Paris. Her beloved monuments, buildings, and angular streets are a living work of art that never ceases to inspire the imagination. Much of Paris’ amazing beauty can be credited to the genius work of Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Paris’ city planner who was hand selected by Napoleon III to carry out a massive renovation of Paris between between 1853 and 1870. Haussmann’s renovation of Paris as it was commonly […]
“I have my own definition of minimalism, which is that which is created with a minimum of means”. - La Monte Young By far the most beautiful thing about Cuba is her people. Despite their hardships, they have persevered and show hope. They may not have a lot of material goods let alone food to put on the table yet their spirits remain fierce and strong. Here are a few of my favorite shots that represent resilience, pain, hope and minimalism.
“May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance, and intolerance”. - 9/11 Memorial Descending down into the depths of humanity lies the unexplainable. Within the two footprints of the North and South Towers, cries almost three thousand tears of the innocent lives lost from a horrendous act against our freedom.
To be a great photographer means capturing a moment in time and conveying its significance without words. I am by no means a professional photographer. However, I love to capture images that evoke feeling and capture emotion that I can use together with my words to tell a story. When I think about what one photo I would choose to convey the meaning of thirdeyemom and what is behind my blog, it is impossible. For my blog is continually changing and […]
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”. – Edith Wharton There is something about the light in the desert that always blows me away. Light reflects and refracts off water, mountains and desert sand delighting us with an enormous warmth and beauty. I snapped this photo last night as the sun was setting after another glorious day in Arizona. I love how the light reflected off the water and gave […]
In honor of the amazing news today and International Day of the Girl tomorrow, I am dedicating this post to one amazing young woman who risked her life for her belief that all girls should have the right to go to school. Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban two years ago for her desire to learn was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this morning along with Kailash Satyarthi of India, a campaigner for the end of child labor and […]
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The Great Wall of China is not one continuous wall but a collection of walls that were built and rebuilt starting in the 5th century BC through the 16th century by various dynasties. The “original”, most famous part of the wall was first built between 220-206 BC years ago by the Qin dynasty, yet little of that wall remains. The majority of the existing wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644) and that is what most tourists see today. The […]
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Nighttime is the day’s way of saying goodbye. Reminding us that yet another day of our lives has passed and it is time to rest before a new day begins. I love watching the color of the clouds and sky as night begins to fall over the mountains. It is my favorite time of day and brings me so much peace and reflection. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add […]
On one of my last days in Ethiopia as a fellow with the International Reporting Project we visited Project Mercy, a not-for-profit relief and development agency that provides services to help alleviate human suffering and overcome systemic poverty in Southern Ethiopia. The visit ended up being one of the most enlightening moments of our entire trip. In order to combat Ethiopia’s high maternal and newborn mortality rates, Project Mercy opened a “Lie and Wait” home for rural woman to come […]
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“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains”. - Anne Frank The last six months have taught me many things. Painful lessons I didn’t want to learn but had no choice but to endure. A reminder of life’s fleeting moments on this earth and how life can quickly change and turn your world upside down. A realization of the importance of enjoying each…