Phnom Penh ~ Pictures

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A Weekend in Bologna ~ Faces in Phones, Jesus and Leaning Towers

As I was walking off the copious amounts of food from Bolognese cuisine, I did plenty of people watching. The city seems to be made of brick. There are covered promenades, some with frescoes. Cheeses and cured meats are offered in┬átiny storefronts. It was the home of Europe’s first university in the 11th century, with alumni like Dante Alighieri and Copernicus. Of course, now, technology played a major part of life. People with cell phones use them, often. But, there are also plenty of conversations with gesticulating hands, hair tossing teenagers chatting beside beautiful statues and street performers entertaining with musical talent, ability to stand still or silly costumes.

Here, we have the cell phone group.

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Then, we have the Jesus group.

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Next, we see people caught alone, among the crowds.

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Lastly, the famous towers of Bologna, you can see how the one is leaning, but Pisa gets all the credit. Bologna is thought to have had over 150 towers during its peak in the medieval ages.

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People Watching in Croatia

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Our group was out exploring.

Taking someone’s photograph overseas requires courage and perseverance through the language barrier. Sometimes I can manage it, but other times I take the cowardly route and just snap a shot of the life around me. These were taken in various cities in and around the Istrian Peninsula of western Croatia.

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It’s a beautiful land, green hills, blue water, fresh air and unpronounceable words.

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In case you need to find the Ispovijed, it’s near the WC.

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This dress lets you know where to look.

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Breaking Bad is cool everywhere.

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3 out of 4 women on cell phones.

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The Franciscans enjoying a moment of mirth.

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She tried to sell us that tablecloth for 10 euro.

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The faithful lighting candles.

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We got in two minutes before closing. Quiet, empty churches are just as interesting as the ones filled with worshipers.

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People love a pope.