pointing & shooting around the world

      note: every photo by Moses E. Hoskins himself

How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity. -Psalms 133:1

TRAVEL PHOTOS

 

Tunis-Carthage International Airport

Bangkok { Grand Palace


Bhutan


Cambodia { Angkor


Connecticut


India { Ajanta, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Ayyanar, Bibi-ka-Maqbara, BrihadisvaraDaulatabad, Delhi, Dharamsala, Ekambareswarer Temple, Elephanta, Ellora, Harmandir Sahib, Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Khajuraho, Mumbai, Meenakshi Temple, T.Nayak Palace, Punjab, Qutab Minar, Taj Mahal, Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur, Varanasi, South India


Iowa       


Iran { Isfahan, Persepolis, Yazd


Italy { Assisi, Cinque Terre, Florence, St Peter’s in Rome,

          Pisa, Rome, Siena, la Capella Sistina, Venice


Jersey Shore


Lao PDR { Phra That Luang


The Mideast { Abu Simbel, Holy Sepulchre, Jerash, Petra,

                       pyramids, Wadi Rum, the Western Wall


Morocco { Ait Benhaddou, Volubilis


Nepal { Annapurna, Kathmandu


New York { Central Park , Chinatown, The Cloisters,

                   4 Freedoms, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,

                   Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA


Peru { Machu Picchu, Saksayhuaman


Russia { St Basil’s, Catherine Palace, The Hermitage,

St Isaac’s, Kirillo-Belozersk, Kizhy Island, the Kremlin, Moscow, onion domes, Peterhof, Church of SS Peter & Paul,

Saint Petersburg, Russia lake & river cruise

Smolny Convent, Church on the Spilled Blood

                        

Sahara


Storm King


Tunisia { Bardo, Dougga, El Djem, Sufetula


Turkey { Chora Church, Capadocia,

              Ephesus, Hagia Sophia


southern Vietnam


Washington DC


Yaddo


special categories: camels

                               farmland

                               fashion

                               mermaids

                               minarets

                                                                           

It’s a small world afterall...

                    Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,

Forgive our foolish ways!

Re-clothe us in our rightful mind

In purer lives thy service find,

In deeper reverence praise.


Drop thy still dews of quietness

Till all our strivings cease;

Take from our souls the strain and stress,

And let our ordered lives confess

The beauty of thy peace.


Breathe through the heats of our desire

Thy coolness and thy balm;

Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;

Speak through the earthquake, wind and fire,

O still small voice of calm!


- John Greenleaf Whittier


Imagine:


Imagine there's no heaven

It's easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion, too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will live as one


- John Lennon