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20 for 20: Foto(ein)s for 2020

Above/featured: Vancouver, 22 December.

I look back at the 2020 year with the following images to address how different locations in both Seattle and Vancouver question the nature and ideas of displacement and belonging, home and travel.


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Waimakariri River, Bealey, Arthur's Pass, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand, fotoeins.com

A-3 in Aotearoa (LAPC)

Above/featured: Headwaters of the Waimakariri River, near Bealey – 18 Jul 2012.

For LAPC’s first alphabet challenge, I began with a contribution about 3 German places whose names begin with the letter ‘A’. This follow-up is 3 locations in New Zealand (Aotearoa):

•   Akaroa, on the South Island;
•   Arthur’s Pass, on the South Island;
•   Auckland, on the North Island.


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Fagus-Werk, Fagus Factory Building, Fagus, Walter Gropius, Karl Benscheidt, Alfeld, Lower Saxony, Niedersachsen, Germany, UNESCO, World Heritage, Bauhaus, fotoeins.com

A-3 in D-E (LAPC)

Above/featured: “Welterbe” (World heritage): GreCon/Fagus, Alfeld – 28 Sep 2017.

For LAPC’s first alphabet challenge, I present three German locations whose names begin with ‘A’; all three are in the list of the nation’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS).

•   Aachen, in North Rhine Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen, NW),
•   Alfeld, in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen, NI), and
•   Augsburg, in Bavaria (Bayern, BY).

(I also created an A-3 post for Aotearoa/New Zealand.)


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My Cologne: wandering the streets in Ehrenfeld (LAPC)

For many, the German city of Cologne brings to mind the Cathedral, Karneval, and perfumed water.

For me, Cologne brings to mind great friends, tasty Turkish nibbles, football side 1. FC Köln, and Ehrenfeld.

My friend Y wanted to test her new camera on the streets, and when she suggested the Ehrenfeld neighbourhood, I readily agreed. My many visits to this city on the Rhine have frequently ended up in Ehrenfeld that’s largely Turkish and working class, an immigrant blue-collar area with which I readily identify and it’s why Ehrenfeld is my K-‘hood.


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Ruta 5, Carretera Panamericana, Panamerican Highway, Region de Antofagasta, Chile, fotoeins.com

Under the desert sun (LAPC)

Above/featured: Ruta 5 (highway 5), a ribbon-like cut through the desert in Región de Atacama, Chile – 24 Nov 2009 (450D).

It’s an interesting question: how does one consider, view, or photograph what’s under the sun? There’s a lot of room for interpretation. Modifying the theme for the desert sun, I examine the “quality of sunlight” within the Atacama Desert in northern and north-central Chile, and within the Sonoran Desert in southwest United States.


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