Archive for December, 2010

Riel World photo – Santorini, Greece

Town of Oia in Santorini, Greece

Homes perched near the edge of a clifftop caldera in the town of Oia on the island of Santorini, Greece.

Learning about Buddhism at a Himalayan temple

View from Thiksey Gompa

An elderly monk walked up to the spot where we stood, slowly spinning the prayer wheels and chanting words under his breath. He stopped in front of us and smiled. “Om mani padme hum,” he said, in a soft, slow cadence.

Poetry of travel: Ancient ritual on the Ganges

Ganges River, Varanasi

It’s five in the morning in Varanasi, India. The early rays of dawn paint the Ganges River with a silvery-orange glow and infuse everything with an ethereal radiance.

Riel World photo – Paris, France

Paris France

Public art on a bridge in Paris, with the Eiffel Tower looming in the background.

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