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August 18, 2015

NASA Photo

NASA Photo

Toro Nagashi

The annual lantern floating ceremony honoring victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all victims of violence. This event is organized by a collation of peace, religious, civil liberties and cultural heritage organizations. The annual ceremony is an adaptation of an ancient Japanese Buddhist ritual, the Toro Nagashi, in which lanterns representing the souls of the dead are floated out to sea and prayers are offered that the souls may rest in peace. The Toro Nagashi is reenacted each year at this time in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and in many cities around the world.

From From Hiroshima To Hope - August 6, 2015. The annual lantern floating ceremony honoring victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all victims of violence. This event is organized by a collation of peace, religious, civil liberties and cultural heritage organizations. The annual ceremony is an adaptation of an ancient Japanese Buddhist ritual, the Toro Nagashi, in which lanterns representing the souls of the dead are floated out to sea and prayers are offered that the souls may rest in peace. The Toro Nagashi is reenacted each year at this time in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and in many cities around the world.

From From Hiroshima To Hope - August 6, 2015. The annual lantern floating ceremony honoring victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all victims of violence. This event is organized by a collation of peace, religious, civil liberties and cultural heritage organizations. The annual ceremony is an adaptation of an ancient Japanese Buddhist ritual, the Toro Nagashi, in which lanterns representing the souls of the dead are floated out to sea and prayers are offered that the souls may rest in peace. The Toro Nagashi is reenacted each year at this time in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and in many cities around the world.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray at the Ceremony

Nepal 2011

April 27, 2015

Children  playing before the sculpture of Garuda in Durbar Squar

Children playing before the sculpture of Garuda in Durbar Square

Rickshaw drivers waiting for customers in front of Maju Deval in Durbar Square

Rickshaw drivers waiting for customers in front of Maju Deval in Durbar Square

School children gathering at  Nyatapola Temple - Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

School children gathering at Nyatapola Temple – Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

MV Kalakala

MV Kalakala

Statue of Liberty at Alki Beach Park

Statue of Liberty at Alki Beach Park

Paragliding at Alki Beach

Paragliding at Alki Beach

 

Terminal 18

Container Ship Prague Express anchored in Elliott Bay

Container Ship Prague Express anchored in Elliott Bay

Container Ship Prague Express anchored in Elliott Bay

Argosy’s Spirit of Seattle crosses in front of the anchored ship

Container Ship Prague Express anchored in Elliott Bay

Seacrest Park, West Seattle

Point Reyes

January 20, 2015

Cistern at Point Reyes Lighthouse

Cistern at Point Reyes Lighthouse

Monument to El Pípila illuminated at dusk - Guanajuato

December 21, 2013

Ultrarunning Magazine

January 10, 2015

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Craig Curley at the summit

Craig Curley

Craig Curley, native of Kinlichee, Arizona on the Navajo Nation was the overall winner of the ultramarathon with an official time of 4:19:36. Below: Gordy Ainsleigh is joined by fellow runners Suzanne Pokorny and Jack Sharpe at the summit of Mt Taylor. Gordon Ainsleigh, better known as Gordy, is considered to be the pioneer of the ultramarathon. In 1974, Ainsleigh was the first to run the course of the Western States Endurance Run. Well placed banners along the course motivate the runners during critical moments in the race.

Gordy

Gordy at the summit

Near the finish line

“I want to thank the rest of you for making me look normal” – Gordy Ainsleigh

Finish Line

Finish Line

Mount Taylor 50k

September 24, 2014

The race on beautiful Mount Taylor west of Albuquerque near the town of Grants runs along the Continental Divide Trail to the summit at 11,305ft and back in a graceful figure 8. It was planned in respect of the Navajo tradition of waking up before dawn and running east to greet the sunrise. I photographed the inaugural race back in 2012 and will be back again this year.

Sunrise

Sunrise

 Near La Mosca Lookout

Near La Mosca Lookout

Running in a kilt

A fine Scotsman

Gooseberry Spring Trail

Gooseberry Spring Trail

Nearing the summit

Nearing the summit

Summit of Mount Taylor

Summit of Mount Taylor

Call me

Call me

Water Canyon Trail

Water Canyon Trail

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