“Elegance”

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Thailand
Through Harold’s Lens:

Tranquility embraced her space
Dressed in flowing green silk
Wearing a contagious smile
Delicate hands
Held each other
In tight embrace.

Tip of sable hair
Gently touched
Palettes of beauty.

Reds
Blues
Greens
Blacks
Blends.

Asian history
Thousands of years
Personal history
A lifetime.

Her dreams
Flowed
Floated.

Narrated a story
Narrated a love
Narrated a heart.

Her hand-painted fan.

Argentina: “Italian Tap”

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ARGENTINA Through Harold’s Lens:

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

From only six feet away I hypnotically watched the tan pointed Italian shoe anxiously move up and down. The seated young man’s movements were putting me into a trance. A weird mental state. From his outdoor cafe chair, he scanned the woman’s store fronts of fashion around him.

Tap. Tap. Tap.
Was he on drugs?

Tap. Tap. Tap.
Was he waiting for a drop?

Tap. Tap. Tap.
What was up?
Scan the store fronts again.

Tap. Tap. Tap.
Look up.
Look down.

Tap. Tap. Tap.
A lanky red head, in a red mini at upper thigh hovering on top of 6” spikes, walked up to him carrying four shopping bags. He stood. They held hands. Walked away. Interesting to watch a man while his gal is shopping for women’s clothes.

“Fierce Ball”

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ARGENTINA Through Harold’s Lens:

Tune in to Club Atletico Boca Juniors!

A fierce professional football team in the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

One of the most popular and most successful football teams in Argentina, and one of the most successful in the world, having won 43 official titles.

A Club with a tough history founded over 105 years ago by five Italian immigrants.

If you can even find a ticket, get it.

Grab a hard hat.

Gear up with combat clothing.

Grasp a cold beer
Grasp a case.

Climb into Boca’s home stadium’s trenches for another rough rivalry game.

Boca Juniors Game Day!
Bloody nose
to
Bloody nose time!

“Pizazz!”

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ARGENTINA Through Harold’s Lens:

Feel the energy!

Sense the style!
Grasp the colors!

Sway to the rhythms!

Ahead of you
Behind you
Under you
Over you

Magical Buenos Aires.

“Bedtime Prayer”

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ARGENTINA Through Harold’s Lens:

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

“Abrazo”

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ARGENTINA Through Harold’s Lens:

Sweeping through barrios
Under overhanging trees
Down smoothly paved roads.

A casual stroller is met with variety
Beautiful moving murals
Depicting the colorful culture

Magical South American city

Buenos Aires.

* Abrazo. A Latin American embrace.

“Talking Walls”

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ARGENTINA Through Harold’s Lens:

Enter stage right.

I’m tracking the famous, wild, wonderful and wacky world of the walls of Buenos Aires.

True works of art created by talented artists. Some commissioned by the city.

Stroll the streets is strolling through an art gallery…only in Buenos Aires.

“Your Next Morsel”

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ARGENTINA Through Harold’s Lens:

The giant, ugly cockroach slowly and quietly crawled up the tall wall.

Six hairy legs sensitively touched the pebbled concrete.

The weaving antennae gave the insect an extra sense of smell.

His compound eyes watched me from behind his body.

The bloated abdomen dragged on the painted surface.

Fantasy?
Yes!

Reality?
The cockroach on the wall
Logo for an art gallery.

Only in Buenos Aires!

“Wild Talent!”

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ARGENTINA Through Harold’s Lens:

Today
Through Harold’s Lens begins a fun new photographic series into the light, breezy and whimsical side of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Our journey takes us up close and personal.

Put on your dancing shoes.

Snap on your high heel sneakers.

Sling a splash of color.

Slink into deep thought or passion.

Grasp a cold beer or hug a stem of red.

Add a dose of tango.

Let’s have some fun!

The canvas on the artist’s easel was huge. A creation of a portrait was underway. Paint flying everywhere. Colors slung against the canvas from two feet away.

I was glued to the artist’s hands.

Then I saw his feet.

“Rings Of Regal Attire”

Rings Of Regal Attire. The Maasai.
TANZANIA Through Harold’s Lens:

Out on the Serengeti, I found the draping of the Maasai beaded jewelry to be works of art.

Dressed in red sheets, (shuka), wrapped around their bodies with loads of beaded jewelry placed around their necks and arms, their appearance was one of regality. The beaded jewelry is worn by both men and women and may vary in color depending on the occasion.

“Beauty Of The Bead”


TANZANIA Through Harold’s Lens:

The Maasai love creating their craftsmanship. I could not photograph enough of it.

The Maasai women came up to me.

Thanked me for shooting photos of them and their colorful jewelry.

Hung a necklace or wristband on me.

The jewelry now resides in our home.

“Mom’s Back”


TANZANIA Through Harold’s Lens:

Very interesting how the Massai woman carry their babies behind them like this. In many parts of the undeveloped world, the babies are carried in front next to their warm, beating heart.

“Our Beauty”


TANZANIA Through Harold’s Lens:

I find it absolutely amazing that these Maasai women can create all of this beautiful jewelry out in the middle of the Serengeti, living in mud huts, surrounded by a very large thorn bush fence to protect them from the wild lions. And, these very small villages have absolutely no utilities.