Monday, November 07, 2011

A Grand Tour

For about five minutes, I entertained the idea of saving this until Outsourced Friday. Then I realized there was no way I'd be able to wait that long. I've already been sitting on this for two days and now I'm delaying my post about the camping trip we just took to the Empty Quarter to talk about it.

You know how sometimes...ok, A LOT of times, I link to those gorgeous photo essays on Foreign Policy for Outsourced Fridays? Well, take a look at this particular gorgeous photo essay:
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How about a closer look?
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A LITTLE CLOSER...

Check it out!
Yes, it's true. My two greatest accomplishments in life are now 1. giving birth, and 2. having three photos be featured by Foreign Policy. (I'm kind of joking...but also kind of not.) They're numbers 3, 6, and 17 in the photo essay.

How did this come about, you may ask? Well, remember that Jeremy and I had a whole bunch of photos featured on Creative Syria. Then Foreign Policy got to talking to Creative Syria, and the editor of CS emailed me to ask if it was ok if FP used some of the photos on their website. It took me about 2 seconds to say YES. The result was "A Grand Tour."

If the 18 photos in this Foreign Policy spread aren't enough for you, I encourage you to poke around Creative Syria's "Images" section. There are also photos from 100+ years ago at Creative Syria's Mideast Image project. Enjoy!

11 comments:

Jeremy Palmer said...

Well done!

Susanne said...

Oh, congrats! I saw the link on Facebook and that those were your favorite pictures, but didn't even bother to see who took them. Just thought you and Jeremy had special memories in those places. Oops!

How blessed I am to know such a famous person...even if it's just knowing you online!

Great pictures!

Jen said...

No kidding---you might be the most famous person I know. =) Congratulations! They're gorgeous photos, bridget. BEAUTIFUL. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!

(You're exponentially more famous than all of those people around here who like to tell their "How I Know Mitt Romney" stories.)

Katie said...

That's so cool!

elliespen said...

Yayy! That is awesome.

meaningfulmothering said...

Very Cool! it is nice to have goals come to fruition. I think the photos are amazing.

Liz Johnson said...

Ok, when I first zoomed in, I focused on "Latakia was attacked," and I was thinking, "Oh crap, should I know about this Latakia place? Is this significant? Did Bridget live in Latakia and now it has been attacked?!" I am so freaking dense sometimes.

Ok, now that I have figured it out - YOU ARE AMAZING! That is SO cool. Do you have a fancy camera that you took those pictures with? They're so gorgeous. YOU ARE FAMOUS!!!

p.s. I'd be very curious to hear your continued thoughts on Al-Assad and the ongoings in Syria. All I hear from the media is negativity, but... that's from the US media, so I'm not exactly inclined to believe it as truth. :)

sarah said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! It reminded me of my trip there and what a wonderful place it was to visit.

Sarah Familia said...

Congratulations on getting in Foreign Policy. You are awesome!

The photos are gorgeous, especially the one of Quneitra. What a haunting place. Wish all my rabidly pro-Israel friends could visit . . .

Glenda The Good said...

Haha, I kept looking and I just for the life of me couldn't figure out what was going on. Those are great pictures Bridget! Congrats!!!!!

Nancy said...

That's beyond awesome, Bridget!

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