Category Archives: travel

Seattle Pigeon

Colorful photo of pigeon on a blue trashcan with graffiti in background. Photo by Jim Newberry.

July 27th, 2014

Chiang Mai Dogs

Dog in Chiang Mai, Thailand, photo by Jim Newberry. Dog in Chiang Mai, Thailand, photo by Jim Newberry.

I ran across so many charming dogs and cats in Chiang Mai. Saw these two a day apart, last week.

Chiang Mai Noir

Film Noir style portrait shot in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Jim Newberry.

March 5th, 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

White Spider Orchids

White Spider Orchids, photographed in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Jim Newberry.

I ran across these glorious beauties a few days ago here in Chiang Mai.

Sugar and Gaow at a Chiang Mai Fish Spa

Chiang Mai fish spa. Photo by Jim Newberry. Here’s Sugar (at left, yawning) with Nattapol “Gaow” Nukulkham at a fish spa near Tha Phae Gate. Gaow is a Chiang Mai University photography student who has assisted me on several shoots. You can see a couple of his fine photographs here.


A fish spa is a place where a person exchanges hard-earned money for the opportunity to allow Garra rufa fish to dine on the flesh of their lower legs and feet. Might be a good way for pescetarians and carnivores to rebalance their karma.


Untitled (Walking Monks in Chiang Mai)

Orange-robed monks in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Burmese-Thai border

Street photograph near the border of Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). Photo by Jim Newberry.

I shot this on March 3, 2014, in Burma, very close to the Burmese-Thai border gate. And in case anyone is curious about whether this Southeast Asian nation should be called Burma or Myanmar, I defer to Aung San Suu Kyi, who says Burma (see the last question in this interview in The Hindu.

Asplenium nidus

Bird's-nest fern, shot in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Jim Newberry.

This of course is an Asplenium nidus  (or for you philistines, a “Bird’s-eye fern”), which I found on a walk in beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

OK, I had no idea what kind of plant this was, but thanks to Facebook I had it identified in no time. So in addition to being a time-sucking, soul-crushing, privacy-invading, seemingly unavoidable stain on humanity, the social media site can actually, occasionally, be useful. Tip of the “like” thumb to David Broadfoot.