As unnatural as snow and ice feels to my being, ironically I always find myself in Sweden during deep, dark winters or nippy autumns. Rushing to the embassy with that familiar spring of excitement to my step, I’ve pretty much nailed down the protocol. Was in and out within minutes. Heading to Sverige for three …
I’d previously discussed Lagom – that difficult-to-explain concept that Swedes live by. Extravagant displays of emotion are rare. This photograph was shot at the Stockholm Jazz festival which I’d dispatched from earlier this year. What struck me was the demeanor of the crowd. They were listening to a high energy jazz band.
Wandering through the vibrant Plaza Mayor in Madrid, I came across this construction site. Besides the positioning of the guys along the beam, what struck me was their construction outfits… skin tight shorts (save the one guy below with baggy pants – still topless).
Two young ladies stroll down the main pedestrian drag in Riga, sporting traditional Latvian attire. This picture left me asking so many questions. Where were they coming from? Were they performers? Were they heading over to McDonalds for a quick bite?
On a trip to Lisbon, Portugal, I happened upon some sort of celebration. There were hundreds of police officers lined up in an endless sea of blue. But what I found more intriguing was the team of SWAT officers protecting the officers in blue.
Hungary – Taken somewhere in the Buda district in Budapest, I stumbled across this police officer standing in front of a round white and red sign. There were no clear inscriptions on the round sign and I wasn’t sure what the officer was looking out for, but it definitely made for an interesting shot.