Chewing Through Orkney’s Prehistoric Past

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Chewing Through Orkney’s Prehistoric Past

"Walk up close to any of Orkney’s standing stones, the exposed walls of Skara Brae, or even one of the many recently built stone walls that keep the cattle penned in on one of Orkney’s modern farms, and you’ll notice an abundance (and likely a variety) of lichen."

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Dun Hallin Broch

Dun Hallin Broch

"...as I crouched down, taking in the surrounding countryside with my senses and my camera, I leaned into the wall for support and felt the whole thing move, not a little, but inches, back and forth with every strong gust."

Trumpan Church

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Trumpan Church

"The alerted MacLeods proceeded to slaughter every member of the MacDonald party, then dragged their bodies up behind a dry stone wall (or dyke), and pushed the wall over on top of them."

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Neko Explosion at Gotokuji Temple

Neko Explosion at Gotokuji Temple

"Located in the quiet Setagaya Ward, about an hour's ride from central Tokyo, and then another 20 minute walk through twisting residential streets, this temple is not easy to find--particularly in Japan's oppressive humidity when you're a tourist who can't read the local signs. But find it we did, after first passing a beer vending machine on the street--an amazing discovery on a 100-degree day."

Housesteads Roman Fort & Hadrian's Wall

Housesteads Roman Fort & Hadrian's Wall

"Much of what remains is a sprawling collection of ruins made low by time and by nearly 2,000 years of locals using the stone blocks for their own purposes. But it's still a grand sight to behold, set off by a backdrop of some of stunning scenery."

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

"Whether or not it was considered 'the right thing,' by the judgment of some, it should be considered a terrible thing by all."

Saint Columba's Isle

Saint Columba's Isle

"This secluded area was the central point of Christianity in the Hebrides from the 10th to the 16th century. Before that, it was probably a significant Pictish site."

The Abandoned Village of Unish

The Abandoned Village of Unish

"Now the only occupants are the sheep, oblivious remnants of the agricultural and societal shift that brought about the town's demise."

The Foggy Magic of Mount Fuji

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The Foggy Magic of Mount Fuji

"...I took quick stock of my life, and in one swift movement reached down, picked up a stranger's fallen wish, put it back in an empty spot in the pole, and continued my determined march up the mountain."

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