Above is the view after reaching Nepal’s Thorung La pass, the highest point at 17,770 feet (5,416 meters) in elevation on the Annapurna hiking circuit which I did four years ago. It is also the site of one of the worst avalanches in Nepal’s history killing dozens of trekkers and porters. It is heartbreaking.
This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent. To view more entries click here.
I adore the Parisian metro signs. One day I hope to take a photo of each and every one of them and make a gigantic collage. Here is one I saw near Bastille.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is Signs. To view more entries click here.
I was in rural Ethiopia visiting a Lie and Wait house for expectant mothers and saw this farmer tending his plot. I asked him by showing him my camera and smiling (since I don’t speak Amharic) if I could take his photo, and he happily obliged.
I met this beautiful Ethiopian mother at a Lie and Wait House where she waited with her daughter below who was days within giving birth. In rural Ethiopia, some women are hours on foot from the nearest midwife or hospital. The lie and wait house is a place where woman can wait to deliver and be near a health care facility. It has saved many lives.
I was in Ethiopia in June as a reporting fellow with the International Reporting Project.
I met this beautiful woman at Project Mercy in rural Ethiopia. She and her friends were spending the afternoon together weaving bowls and baskets to sell to raise funds for Project Mercy which helps the local community with education and much needed access to healthcare.