Archive for 2008

Index of blog posts from 2008

Khajuraho

Khajuraho

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India

Photographs of temples and erotic statuary from Khajuraho.

Khajuraho, temples, eroticism, Hinduism, Chandelas

Tea with the sadhu

Tea with the sadhu

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India

A tea break with the residents of a Hanuman shrine in Khajuraho.

Khajuraho, sadhus, shrines, tea

Orchha

Orchha

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India

Photographs of temples and palaces from Orchha.

Orchha, temples, palaces, Bundelas

Sacred cows

Sacred cows

Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India

India's roads have everything. Really everything. Including cows.

cows, zebu, sacred cows, India

Indglish

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

English as she is spoke and written, Indian-style, is a little different from standard English.

English, language

Jaipur

Jaipur

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Photographs from Jaipur in Rajasthan.

Jaipur, Rajasthan, people

Amber

Amber

Amber, Rajasthan, India

Amber Fort is wedding-cake pretty and comes with added monkeys.

Amber, Amer, Rajasthan, monkeys

Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat

Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

No matter how big your hand-wash, it's nothing compared to the daily load at the huge open-air laundry at Mahalaxmi.

Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai, laundry

Mumbai

Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Photographs from Mumbai, Maharashtra state.

Mumbai, daily life, people

Mumbai rail

Mumbai rail

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

The suburban railway system in Mumbai may be the most complex and heavily loaded in the world.

Mumbai, railways, trains, railway stations

Carol Jenkins (1945-2008)

Remembering anthropologist Carol Jenkins.

Carol Jenkins, obituaries, anthropologists

Pomelo

Pomelo

New York, NY, USA

The softest kitty in the world is no more.

Pomelo, obituaries, cats

Lunar Eclipse 2008

Lunar Eclipse 2008

New York, USA

A photograph of the February 20th lunar eclipse, taken from New York.

lunar eclipses, eclipses, The Moon

Band rampage

Band rampage

New York, NY, USA

Selected photos of bands that played New York in the first quarter of 2008.

music, bands, shows, New York

Study war no more

Study war no more

Coram, NY, USA

Internet startups blip.tv and Pando face off on the paintball field, and everyone gets covered in yellow paint.

Blip, paintball

Roller derby

Roller derby

New York, NY, USA

Photographs of a roller derby bout between the Manhattan Mayhem and the Queens of Pain.

Gotham Girls Roller Derby, roller derby, GGRD

Toy Tower

Toy Tower

New York, NY, USA

The Toy Tower, a ramshackle wooden structure towering over Avenue B on Manhattan's Lower East Side, is due to be taken down.

Toy Tower, Eddie Boros, Lower East Side

Memorial Day parade

Memorial Day parade

Niantic, CT, USA

Photographs of a Memorial Day parade in Niantic, Connecticut.

Memorial Day, parades, Niantic, Connecticut

Midget

Midget

New York, NY, USA

New York can be strange, comical and sad, all at the same time.

questions, New York, albino midgets, weird

Mermaid Parade 2008

Mermaid Parade 2008

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Something fishy is happening on the streets of Coney Island.

Mermaid Parade, Coney Island, New York, mermaids, parades

Olafur

Olafur

New York, NY, USA

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has installed four giant waterfalls in New York.

Olafur Eliasson, New York City Waterfalls, art installations, waterfalls

Fourth of July 2008

Fourth of July 2008

New York, NY, USA

What I did on my Fourth of July holiday.

fireworks, Independence Day, 4th of July

Precision brow planing

Precision brow planing

New York, NY, USA

What exactly is precision brow planing, and why would you want it?

New York, weird

Detained in Beijing

My friend Brian Conley from Alive in Baghdad has been detained by the Chinese authorities.

journalism, China, Tibet, Beijing, arrests

Detained in Beijing (continued)

My journalist friends have been given 10 days detention by the Chinese government.

journalism, China, Tibet, Beijing, arrests

Photowalk

Photowalk

New York, NY, USA

Some pictures from the NYC Chinatown photowalk, part of Scott Kelby's worldwide photowalk.

New York, weird

Notting Hill Carnival 2008

Notting Hill Carnival 2008

London, UK

Some photographs and observations from London's Notting Hill Carnival.

London, Notting Hill Carnival, carnivals, costumes

One fish, two fish ...

One fish, two fish ...

East Lyme, CT, USA

The bluefish are running, and the herrings are not doing well.

bluefish, Connecticut, Long Island Sound, menhaden, fish

Betelnut girls

Betelnut girls

New York, NY, USA

Annamarie Ho's installation 'Betelnut Girls' has come to Manhattan.

betelnut girls, binlang xi shi, Annamarie Ho, Taiwan, art installations

Incident on the LES

Incident on the LES

New York, NY, USA

A shooting on the Lower East Side brings the police out in force.

NYPD, Lower East Side, police, shootings

Cross Bones graveyard

Cross Bones graveyard

The Cross Bones graveyard in London was the burial ground for prostitutes working in the licensed brothels of Southwark.

London, history, prostitution, sex work, prostitutes, cemeteries

Lost in translation

Lost in translation

New York, NY, USA

It turns out that my neighbors don't do irony.

NYPD, Lower East Side, police, arrests

Vendy Awards 2008

Vendy Awards 2008

New York, NY, USA

Street food vendors compete for the 'Best Street Food' title at the Vendy Awards.

Vendy Awards, street vendors, food, awards, Urban Justice Center

What's in a name?

New York, NY, USA

A place where everyone knows your name ... but no one seems to know the bar's.

Lower East Side, bars

Halloween Parade 2008

Halloween Parade 2008

New York, NY, USA

Photographs taken at the Halloween Parade in New York's West Village.

Halloween, Halloween Parade, costumes, New York

November again

New York, NY, USA

It's November again, and that means it's novel-writing time.

NaNoWriMo, writing, fiction, novels

Democracy 2K8

Democracy 2K8

New York, NY, USA

Democracy is coming to the USA; in bite-sized pieces, once every four years.

elections, politics, presidential elections, voting

Inflation - Thanksgiving 2008

Inflation - Thanksgiving 2008

New York, NY, USA

Name recognition reaches an all-time low among parents at the Macy's balloon inflation.

Thanksgiving, New York, balloons

Vigil

Vigil

New York, NY, USA

Sex worker groups hold a vigil at Judson Church calling for an end to violence against sex workers.

Thanksgiving, New York, balloons