POWER OF PLACE

Sr. Dorcee:

Where the story takes place . . . (please look at his whole post–one wonderful photographer)

Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:

Geography holds billions of people in its grip.
We are all born into natural and cultural environments
that shape what we become, individually and collectively.
- Harm de Blij, The Power of Place:
Geography, Destiny, and Globalization’s Rough Landscape

INDIA-12211City Palace, Udaipur, India

 From our “mother tongue” to our father’s faith, 
from medical risks to natural hazards,
where we start our journey has much to do with our future.
op cit

ITALY-10481Camino, Italy

00214_ 006Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

USA-10872Georgia, United States

In literature, setting (where and when the story takes place)
is determanitive of conflict and plot.

USA-10654New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

KUWAIT-10037Kuwait

AFGHN-12344NFKabul, Afghanistan

CAMBODIA-10270Dith Pran, journalist and survivor of the genocide in Cambodia, coined the term “Killing Fields”

FRANCE-10019, Père Lachaise Cemetery, France, Political, 08/1988Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
Resting place of Frederic Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison

YEMEN-10048, Safan, Yemen, 1999.Yemen

Street scene, Calcutta, India, 1996Kolkata, India

Place is a powerful arbitrator. 
- Ibid

RUSSIA-10069NFKarelia, Russia

 Where you are born–what…

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