Featured Stories
  • A small bit of hospitality shown to me at Petra's High Place of Sacrifice.

    Hospitality at Petra’s High Place of Sacrifice

    A small bit of hospitality shown to me at Petra’s High Place of Sacrifice.

  • A photograph of a historic door in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem.

    Historic Door in the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem

    A photograph of a historic door in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem.


  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243
      During our first dive on the fifth day of my trip to the Maldives aboard the M/V Carpe Vita, we head to a local […]

    Maldives Manta Cleaning Station Video


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

    Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

      During our first dive on the fifth day of my trip to the Maldives aboard the M/V Carpe Vita, we head to a local […]

  • Short time lapse video from the Running of the Bulls during the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain in July 2011

    Time Lapse from the Running of the Bulls

    Short time lapse video from the Running of the Bulls during the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain in July 2011

  • Watching the running of the bulls during Pamplona's 2011 Festival of San Fermin I was able to shoot some video of the beginning of the run as the bulls head through Dead Man's Corner.

    The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona

    Watching the running of the bulls during Pamplona’s 2011 Festival of San Fermin I was able to shoot some video of the beginning of the run as the bulls head through Dead Man’s Corner.

  • A very quick formula one pit stop during the Valencia Street Circuit race of the European Grand Prix

    Pit Stop from the Valencia Street Circuit

    A very quick formula one pit stop during the Valencia Street Circuit race of the European Grand Prix

Photos of the Week
Latest Story
3

Hospitality at Petra’s High Place of Sacrifice


Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243
Jordanian Hospitality

Jordanian hospitality

 

 

After spending some time at the Treasury, I decided to hike up a bit towards the High Place of Sacrifice. After reaching the top, I was greeted by Ahmed who had a small lean to with a few nick-knacks for sale. After showing me a few “rare and old” coins, he invited me in to have tea with his wife and daughter. While We weren’t able to speak that much, his hospitality was a welcome respite from the early morning heat.

2

Historic Door in the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem


Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243
Jewish Door in the Old City in Jerusalem

Historic door in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem

 

Walking through the Old City in Jerusalem, it’s impossible not to feel the history wash over you. It’s all around in every direction and paints the narrow cobblestone streets and courtyards. Muslims, Jews, and Christians all have thousands of years of history here and it’s evident at every turn. This is just one of the beautiful and intricate doors I encountered on one of my many trips through the Jewish Quarter.

7

Maldives Manta Cleaning Station Video


Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

Warning: Illegal string offset 'status_txt' in /home1/brookson/public_html/wp-content/plugins/share-and-follow/share-and-follow.php on line 1243

 

During our first dive on the fifth day of my trip to the Maldives aboard the M/V Carpe Vita, we head to a local manta cleaning station. The current was really moving that morning so we had to do a negative entry in to the water in order to get down fast enough and not miss the dive site. Getting down was a challenge as the current was ripping.  I’d guess somewhere around 30 miles per hour. It was by far the most current I’d ever been in and a bit nerve wracking. We finally made it to the bottom and all hooked in to whatever we could find to keep us from blowing away. Just as soon as we hooked in, the mantas started to line up. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was just like a car wash. The mantas would line up single file and wait to be cleaned. Each manta would stay for a minute or two and then fly off and swoop around to the back of the line. During the time we were there, six mantas came through the cleaning station. It was an amazing sight to see and I can’t wait to head back again.

 

 

Page 1 of 612345...Last »