anna brones

writer + artist + activist

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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

Traveling on The Ghan: Australia’s Transcontinental Railway

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Traveling on The Ghan: Australia's Transcontinental Train  photo by Anna Brones

Last fall I spent a couple of months in Australia, and while I have had great intentions of sharing some photos from that trip, this has yet to happen. In the meantime though, I am excited about a piece I wrote for Roads & Kingdoms about taking The Ghan, a train that goes all the ay from Darwin in the north to Adelaide in the south, crossing through Australia’s Red Centre.

The Ghan is anything but fast. With an average speed of about 53 miles per hour, this is the definition of slow travel, but the train’s snail’s pace is perfect for taking in the desolate, unforgettable landscape outside the window: dusty red ground and dry desert foliage well adapted to the arid environment. We pass a pile of old timber, what looks to be a former cattle loading area. The pieces of wood are dark with age, left to bake under the Australian sun.

Read the whole article here. And check out some of my photos from the trip below.

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February 18, 2015 at 07:19

Friday Photo: Colorful Kabul

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The inside of Design Cafe in Kabul, Afghanistan, featuring the work of Rahim Walizada. A stark comparison to the dusty streets of the city outside.

My ten-part series on Afghanistan on Gadling kicks off today – learn more about traveling to Afghanistan here

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November 30, 2012 at 08:23

Friday Photo: Red Boats

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Jordaan District, Amsterdam.

 

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September 21, 2012 at 09:26

Friday Photo: Flickr Me

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File this one under “graffiti that confuses me but that I still find intriguing.”

Taken near NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam. 

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August 17, 2012 at 18:01

Friday Photo: An Avenue in Budapest

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Andrássy, The Champs-Elysées of Budapest.

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July 20, 2012 at 06:00

Friday Photo: Baja Camping

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An almost full moon, a beach full of surfers and a bonfire to welcome the sunset.

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January 13, 2012 at 11:11