anna brones

writer + artist + producer

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Happy Chinese New Year, From Paris

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Happy Chinese New Year, From Paris photo by Anna Brones

Paris is a postcard city.

Even if you have never been to Paris, you have a vision of what the streets and people look like. From books and movies, you have garnered what the ambience in a bistro must feel like. From paintings you know that there are cobblestones. From history class you probably know a thing or two about the Bastille and maybe even the Eiffel Tower.

Happy Chinese New Year, From Paris photo by Anna Brones

There are so many people that never come to Paris, and yet they have a view of it etched into their minds.

But while Paris is beautiful, romantic and all those other things you always want it to be, it’s also much more than that. In fact, it is so often completely different than the postcard view.

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February 23, 2015 at 19:01

Find Moments of Beauty

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Paris Sunset by Anna Brones

It was a long week. Yesterday we rallied, with millions around us.

There’s so much to say. So much to decide moving forward.

But what Paris reminded me of last night is that there is still beauty to be found in the world. Let’s keep searching for it.

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January 12, 2015 at 17:10

Je Suis Charlie: Thoughts and Photos from Paris

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Place de la Republique wit Charlie Balloon by Anna Brones

“Silence is never the answer, and when we ask ourselves what we can do tomorrow and the next day and the next day, it’s to continue to speak out. It’s to continue to do what we do, live our lives without fear, but also do our best so that those around us don’t have to live in fear either. We do not meet hate with hate, we meet it with compassion. We work hard to build tolerance. We create that space where all people feel safe and can congregate. Where they feel welcome and at home.”

I wrote that in an essay for Sprudge on the recent days in Paris. I am finding that all I can do in the midst of this tragedy is write. And if this week has taught us anything it’s that we must fight with our pens.

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January 9, 2015 at 11:59

Glad Midsommar!

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swedish cottage

Celebrating the day of endless sun, whether or not in Sweden.

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June 21, 2013 at 00:01

Friday Photo: Simplicity

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The simplest moments are often some of the happiest.

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November 23, 2012 at 19:42

Kabul Bike Commute

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A crisp Friday morning on the road passing Darulaman Palace, southwest of central Kabul. Men cruise by on their way to work, pedaling heavy steel frames, dodging potholes. Many faces are swathed in scarves to protect against the morning chill. A group of men gathers at the road that leads to the palace, crouching low to the ground to drink a glass of tea and exchange the morning news. Even in the midst of conflict there is normalcy.

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November 9, 2012 at 07:42

Friday Photo: Red Boats

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Jordaan District, Amsterdam.

 

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September 21, 2012 at 09:26