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Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, seventeen

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

21 April 2012.

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial is located in the National Mall in Washington, DC. Inaugurated in 1993, the statue by artist Glenna Goodacre (1939–2020) is a tribute to the over 10-thousand American women deployed to Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The names of eight women killed on active duty are included in the list of over 58-thousand names on the adjacent Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Vietnam Women's Memorial, National Mall, Washington, DC, USA, fotoeins.com

Vietnam Women’s Memorial.

I made both images above on 21 Apr 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/160-sec, f/5, ISO100 and 30mm focal length (48mm full-frame equivalent); 1/100-sec, f/5.6, ISO100, and 49mm focal length (78mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to SK for making possible my visit to Washington, DC. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lW2.

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, sixteen

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

20 April 2012: Washington, DC.

Up from the U Street Metro station at the Vermont Avenue exit is the African American Civil War Memorial, located across the street from the African American Civil War Museum. The sculpture called “Spirit of Freedom” was created by artist Ed Hamilton in 1997. The memorial reminds us of over 200-thousand African-Americans who served during the U.S. Civil War; its conclusion led to the liberation of over 4 million African-American slaves.

I made the image above on 20 Apr 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/500-sec, f/5.6, ISO100, and 23mm focal length (37mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to SK for making possible my visit to Washington, DC. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lVR.

My Berlin: Humboldt University’s court of honour

Above/featured: Illuminated by autumn morning light, Helmholtz stands proud in the Humboldt University’s “Ehrenhof”.

If you’re in Berlin for the first time, you’ll likely make your way to the city centre and the classic tree-lined avenue Unter den Linden. When you’re not people-watching, you’ll likely admire the architecture along the way. Across the street from Bebelplatz plaza is the main building of the Humboldt University (HU). In its front court or “court of honour” are several memorial statues dedicated to some key figures in the history of arts, sciences, and the university: Hermann Helmholtz, Lise Meitner, Max Planck, and Theodor Mommsen.

The Humboldt University was one of many stops in Berlin during my visit in November 2021.

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Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, fifteen

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

19 April 2012.

On a beautiful spring day, it’s an easy walk around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. Beginning from the Washington Monument on the National Mall, I walk clockwise to the Jefferson Memorial, followed by the George Mason Memorial and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Finally, the large stone blocks appear, towering over the area, with the likeness of Martin Luther King Jr. with a confident and contemplative gaze. Chinese master artist Lei Yixin created the sculpture which was opened to the public in 2011.

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” 1958.

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies; education and culture for their minds; and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” Norway, 1964.

I made the image above on 19 Apr 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/250-sec, f/5.6, ISO100, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to SK for making possible my visit to Washington, DC. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lKC.

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, fourteen

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

9 April 2012.

Once, when a wae lad was I, I was a big fan of ice hockey. I used to think being a fan of hockey was synonymous with being Canadian; in time, I was quickly disabused of this naivety with many spotlights illuminating the long thread of racism. Generally, it’s very difficult to follow sports news in this country that avoids hockey news and updates. With unease in place, my return to a city where I lived for seven years included a return to the “Cathedral of Hockey”.

At the corner of Yonge and Front in downtown Toronto is a building formerly used by the Bank of Montreal. The building has found very good use as home to the Hockey Hall of Fame, which does a great job telling stories of small-town origins and what the sport means to people across the country. It’s also a good if slow start to see increasing exposure on black players, Asian players, and the origins and rise of women’s hockey. Under low lighting, a sudden hush floats upon guests inside the Great Hall. The space is filled with trophies and plaques dedicated to its best players. At one end of the space is what many consider the Holy Grail: professional ice hockey’s ultimate trophy, known as the Stanley Cup.

I made the image above on 9 Apr 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/60-sec, f/4.5, ISO400, 24mm focal length (38mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to the E. family for making my return visit to Toronto possible. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lKz.

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