24. Israel & Palestine – A Gallery

Photography, Thirty by Thirty, Travel
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Columns in Capernaum

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Columns in Capernaum

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Crystal Blue Waters of the Sea of Galilee

Mural in Old City

Ancient mosaic and modern expression.

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The Jewish “Western Wall”

Temple on the Mount

The Muslim “Haram esh-Sharif”

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Touring an ancient aqueduct from ancient Jerusalem.

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Stopping for coffee and gas in West Bank.

Bethlehem Street

Profound messages in Bethlehem.

Gas Station Camel

#metoo is an international shame

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Exploring the ruins of Masada.

 

Familiefest in Averøy

Gilman International Scholarship, Hiking, Norwegian Pride, Photography

Three years ago I learned I had a branch of my family tree in the island of Averøy, on the West Coast of Norway. Thanks to Alt for Norge, journalists (specifically Ingrid Kornelia Sanden Sunde) and genealogists (particularly Randi Hagen), my enthusiastic family members, and the help of study abroad scholarships from University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) and the Gilman International Scholarship- Official Page, I am able to say I have completed a long awaited journey home to the place where my family name originates and my relatives and new friends still live. My heart is aglow with thanks.

To study culture and the various ways of living worldwide is one of my deepest fascinations; being able to connect with that from which my heritage stems is a most precious gift, and meeting my extended family during my study abroad is a monumental opportunity. Thank you.

Redcloud Peak Gallery

Colorado, Hiking, Outdoors, Photography
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Cinnamon Pass under a full moon.

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Most 14er treks begin before the day does.

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Silver Creek in the a.m.

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Wondering whilst wandering.

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Here, all roads lead to Redcloud. ‘Cos there’s mostly just one. 

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Colorado Columbines.

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Morning breaking over neighboring peaks.

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Climbing the crest of sprawling mountain majesties.

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The Lone Hiker.

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Last ascent to Redcloud.

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View of Sunshine Peak from Redcloud.

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Informal introductions with “The Lone Hiker.”

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Prototypical mountain top conversations.

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Just a Norwegian-American girl climbing Colorado’s glorious mountains. [sweater: Devold

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Panoramic of some of the San Juans range from Redcloud Peak.

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Shoutout to Alo Yoga from 14,034 feet!

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Not all who wander are lost. PSA: please read signs.

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Glimpse of Sundog (#colorado13ers).

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Pit stop on the descent courtesy of Sundog (13,432″). Boots courtesy of Jack Wolfskin.