Cuba people: feature

Cuba: Faces I Remember

Cuba is home to 11 million people. The mix of cultures has produced some beautiful people, inside and out. You’ll meet a number of them in a portrait gallery of the island’s residents.

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Museo Dolores Olmedo

Mexico City Through My Eyes

If you think Mexico City is an overflowing, over polluted, maize of humanity, it is. It is also one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world. I pointed my camera at the city’s gorgeous sights and produced some pretty pixels: Mexico City Lindo.

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papier-mache

The Linares Family, Wizards of Papier-Mâché

I was given unlimited access to the home and studio of the famous Linares Family of Mexico City. Their artwork has been shown at the British Museum and the Pompidou Center, but you won’t believe what kind of things they blew up on a neighborhood street during an Easter week celebration called the Burning of […]

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Grub

A Humble Salute

The Southland is strewn with shacks, sheds and shanties of all shapes, sizes and purposes. The rib shack, the snack shack and of course the love shack. My camera and I traveled across Georgia and returned with some excellent examples.

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Plaza Fiesta Buford Highway

Georgia’s Most Colorful Mall

A profusion of color The Hispanic shopping center on Buford Highway is the town square for Atlanta’s burgeoning Latin American population. It’s nickname, El Rinconcito de Nuestro Pueblo, means the Little Corner of Our Little Town. With 280 stores, CBS Sunday Morning said “there’s everything you would find in a Mexican village.” The mall welcomes […]

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Georgia history - Midway Church

Georgia history: Midway Church

Midway Congregational Church and Cemetery is located on Highway 17 in Liberty County, Georgia © Doug Hall A landmark in Georgia history, Midway Congregational Church in Liberty County was established in 1752. The original building was burned by the British during the American Revolution. This building was erected in 1792. It is much the same […]

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barbacoa on Mexican ranch

A Mexican barbacoa: My most memorable meal

I’ve enjoyed memorable meals in stunning places like Tokyo, Rio and Milan. But my most memorable meal was barbacoa in the home of poor farm workers near Actopan, Mexico. Actopan is known as the land of barbecue (barbacoa). Actopan-style barbecue means slowly-roasted meat that rests on coals overnight wrapped in cactus leaves in an earthen […]

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Hidden Barcelona: La Sierra Colmado

Hidden Barcelona: Get away from the tourists

Today we’ll take a tour of hidden Barcelona, the city Christopher Columbus returned to after “discovering” the Americas. I’m going to skip the Barri Gotic, La Rambla, Barceloneta, Sagrada Família, Casa Battló and such. If your time in BCN is short take a half-day tour on a double-decker to see these tourist attractions. Wave as […]

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Starr's Mill, Georgia

Get off the interstate and see Georgia

You miss a lot zipping across Georgia on a four-lane highway. Most of these scenes were snapped within 30 minutes of Interstate Highways 95, 85, 75, 20 and 16. So next time get off the interstate for a few miles and get to know your state. These images are from Georgia but you’ll find beauty […]

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ultimate hamburger

First the Ghetto Burger and now the Ultimate Burger

There’s competition for Georgia best hamburger. You may have heard of Ann’s Snack Bar in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. After all, The Wall Street Journal named Ann’s humongous Ghetto Burger the best hamburger in the United States. That was in 2007 and I’m happy to report Ann’s is still open even though the owner […]

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secret garden, secret room

A secret room, in a secret garden in a ghost town

Mineral de Pozos is one of the pueblos mágicos (magical villages) of Mexico. And within this magical village there is a breathtaking secret garden with a secret room. About 180 miles northwest of Mexico City in the state of Guanajuato, Pozos was once a thriving, opulent mining city, but was abandoned and became a ghost […]

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Cooks prepare buñuelos

Flaky sweet glory of the buñuelo

Readers of Garden & Gun magazine named the beignet, that deep-fried, doughnut-like New Orleans concoction, as the Ultimate Southern Food. The beignet laid waste to culinary deities like cornbread, black eyed peas and fried chicken. I think the vote was rigged. It’s no exaggeration to say that deep fried dough is a dessert staple throughout […]

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Lauri Jo Bennett

Canning: Lauri Jo’s pickled green tomatoes

Canning changed Lauri Jo Bennett’s life. Lauri Jo, of Norman Park, Ga., left her teaching job in 2009 and started her own business, specializing in Southern style canning. A few days after her first jar labels arrived she won Best of the National Gourmet Food Show at the Atlanta Mart for her Green Tomato Pickles […]

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