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    taken in Antigua, Guatemala:



    I think it's safe to say that mimes are creepy no matter what country your in.
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    iPhone pics from Guatemala. I was pretty surprised of the quality of the pictures that this phone takes...color isn't bad.



    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2011 edited
    Getting in a few more shots before the end of winter.

    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2011 edited
    The Zone

    On Biorequiem: Zona 1

    On Biorequiem: Zona 1

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    @FC - those are cool. where were those taken?
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2011
    @William: Thanks! All were taken in Toronto - the graffiti was found in an alleyway off a major street and the architectural shots come from an abandoned hotel.
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2011
    @FC: you're really, really good at lighting those shots! Beautifully done.
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    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2011
    @William Joseph Dunn, loving your photos of Guatemala. I went there years ago and it was my first real excursion out of the states. I ended up spending the next 6 months in South America and have since been to India and South East Asia with some in between time in Europe but it was Guatemala that really gave me the bug. Despite the fact that I spent my time in Lago Atitlan seeing little more than my bed and the bathroom after contracting some horrible food borne illness I spent a month in Guatemala travelling by Chicken Bus around the country and it really brings me back to see it here. Dammit, man now I wanna go back!
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    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2011
    Jantar Mantar

    Somehow managed to neglect to post this one as my head continues to slowly explode as I work through two years worth of photos to update my website.
    Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, the Jantar Mantar, ancient astrological observatory of the Mughal Empire.
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    @Bankara That place is amazing. It kinda looks like a set from some 60's trippy sci fi show.
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    @Bankara - thanks! I think Guatemala is a very photogenic country. even if you aren't normally a photographer (which I'm definitely not) you can take some pretty good pics there. nice people too. they were pretty patient with my horrible Spanish. I got a little bit of a bug while I was there too, actually it was also at Lake Atitlan. thankfully it only lasted a day and a half and then I was (pretty much) back to normal. Tikal was amazing like I thought it'd be, but the real surprise was Antigua which I didn't know anything about.






    btw, I really like that pic of the Jantar Mantar. I agree with Rob, it looks like a 60's scifi set or I could imagine Danger: Diabolik being filmed there.
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    Bankara: love that India shot.

    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2011
    Thanks, y'all If you ever find yourselves in India I highly recommend going to Rajasthan. Amazing places like this one abound. I actually got roped into a Bollywood shoot as an extra when I was wandering around the Jantar Mantar that day. These things just happen.

    @William Joseph Dunn, I agree that La Antigua de Guatemala was the totally unexpected gem. Only a 40 minute Chicken Bus ride from the horrors of La Ciudad and there you have the ancient capitol. It is like something out our Mr. Ellis' stories, it was utterly destroyed in 1776 by a massive earthquake and abandoned. They moved the capitol across the mountain and for 100 years left Antigua to rot in the jungle. It was home to brigands, pirates, thieves, and lowlifes of all stripes until the government decided to take it back by force and sent in the army. Even so it took quite some years to dislodge them all and begin to repair and reoccupy it. Ruined cathedrals everywhere speak to its onetime opulence, enclosed Spanish style residences to its cloistered history. I ended up staying there a lot in between travels around the country because I just kept coming back for more.
    There is nothing like Tikal up in Peten though, I was going to mention it before but thought better because if you had not made it there I didn't want to make you feel bad. It is just incredible, yeah?
    Ye gods, that is enough! I have to get back to work on editing or else I will through all my shit in a bag and go back to Guate!
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    @Bankara: Which movie?
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    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2011 edited
    Ha! I could not even tell you, to be honest. I was walking around the set and they just figured I was already one of the Gora (whitey) extras and asked me why I wasn't in costume. Then they offered me 1000 Rupees to join the cast for the rest of the shoot. I didn't really bother to ask. Something to do with Cricket. They fed me well and I didn't have to do a lot and that was pretty much enough for me. Turned my money back around into a couple of Kingfisher Strongs and some rum and adjourned to the roof of my hostel with some other cast members from Spain and Belarus to drink and shoot the shit. I recommend the experience highly.
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    the ruins in Tikal:

    Tikal 1076

    Tikal 1153

    Tikal 1157

    Tikal 1123
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    @William-I am so jealous. We went to Tulum this past summer and it was amazing. Tikal has so many more structures, I would love to visit there someday.