Category Archives: travel

People of Paris #1 …Lady in Red.

Yes, Paris is well know for its cathedrals, museums and the iconic Eiffel Tower.  Interesting, but  the people are what really make this town tick. Thus begins a series of posts showcasing the people found in this fair city… People of Paris.

I hear accordion music while descending the many steps of Sacre Coeur and looking down witness this inventive vendor.Paris-1070974web

Image by Joyce Meyer

Video credit to Elaine Sarantakos, Fabulous Living Coach.

A long walk

Click, click, click, the sticks

Rhythm of the path while walking

Lost yet found in thought

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Image by Joyce Meyer taken on the Camino de Santiago near Burguete, Spain.

I walk…

Click, click, click… walking sticks

The rhythm of the path and breath

Lost yet found in thought

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Image by Joyce Meyer along the Camino de Santiago between Roncesvalles and Zuburi, Spain.

 

 

 

Fleeting Moments

Fleeting Moments…

Easter2015-33blendmayanwebBlend of beach at the Tulum ruins near Playa Del Carmen, woman at the Chichen Itza archeological site  and a wall mural located in Playa Del Carmen. 

The history and legacy of the Mayan people also appear to be fleeting as tourism and beaches are the key to survival. It is well worth the time to tour the historic sites of Tulum and Chichen Itza with a knowledgeable guide to learn more about their interesting past.  The history of the Mayan people is kept alive through archeological sites such as these.

Click on image for a larger viewing window.

 

 

Struggle past and present

The run-down streets portray struggle, while the earth can feel the pulse of a proud ancestry.

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Blended image by Joyce Meyer

HDR image of a neighborhood street in Playa del Carmen, Mexico blended with an image of a costumed Mayan gentleman taken at the Chichen Itza archeological site. Blended image layer transformed to appear to be part of the earth. Click on image for a larger viewing window.

 

 

All you need is love…

~ The Beatles

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Blended photography by Joyce Meyer

The couple captured in this image appear so passionate for one another and oblivious to the world around them. Photo was taken  in Salamanca, Spain with a little point and shoot camera.  Nothing fancy.  Blended in Photoshop CS5 with prairie grasses captured against the summer sun.

Yep… all you need is love.

Life can be harsh…

Life can be harsh for the disabled begging on the church steps of the Cathedral de San Gervasio in Valladolid, Mexico. This is the real deal and not a scam as the locals also give money to these individuals according to Mark Moxon’s Travel Writing.

2015Mexico-1080754blend4eIn turn, life can be harsh for the working class protecting their modest stucco homes and belongings with broken glass ledges in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

By the grace of God…