For many years I have played the double role of visual anthropologist and travel journalist, using my camera to record some of the places I’ve been and the people I’ve met in my travels at home and abroad. Some of the pictures have been used to illustrate travel stories published in hard copy and in web magazines; others as photo essays in their own right. Many of these are stored and available in a number of separate albums on the website, www.Tripatini.com Here are the albums currently to be found there.

Peter Rose

 

In the Basque Country In the Basque Country
Euskadi, or the Basque Country, the autonomous region of northern Spain, is known for its independent spirit, its unique language, and its fine wines and fabulous pintxos (Basque-type tapas). Here, beginning with some photos of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, are pictures taken in that new/old city, in Gernika, in the resort town of San Sebastian, and in several nearby villages. Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
The Many Faces of Jerusalem The Many Faces of Jerusalem
There are few places on earth that evoke more fervent religious, political, and cultural passion than Jerusalem. It is the seedbed of the three monotheistic religions; the location of some of the world’s most historic sites; a city where multiculturalism is both a way of life and the source of constant tension—and this includes true differences among the many sectarian groupings as well as those who are determinedly secular. In this gallery are portraits of some of Jerusalem’s residents. Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
In Transylvania In Transylvania
Sibiu, the city located in the middle of the Romanian area known to many as Count Dracula’s domain, is anything but nightmarish. Also known as Hermannstadt, it is a remnant of the old rule by Saxony and its principal architecture and many specific buildings in the town and its surrounds reflect their multilayered origins.  Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Glimpses of Greek Macedonia Glimpses of Greek Macedonia
A brief visual introduction to several favorite venues — and some very special people—in northern Greece: the city of Thessonaliki and the peninsulas of Halkidiki.   Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Icons at the Clearwater Folk Music Festival, 2011 Icons at the Clearwater Folk Music Festival, 2011
The late Pete Seeger was still going strong at 92. Here he is at the Clearwater Festival in Croton-on-Hudson along with many other folksinging icons, including Peter Yarrow and Arlo Guthrie. Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Pacific People Pacific People
 For more than 40 years I have been visiting East and Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. These are a few of the many black and white portraits of people taken in cities, remote villages, and refugee camps in that part of the world. Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Magic Mountains Magic Mountains
There is something strikingly appealing about the settings and shapes of Switzerland’s mountains as illustrated in these photographs. All were taken in the fall of 2010 in two remote valleys—the Loetschental and Binntal — and six better-known places in the cantons of Valais and Graubünden: Saas-Fee, Zermatt, St. Moritz and the Engadin, Davos and Klosters. Some  of the peaks are well-known, not least the iconic Matterhorn; most others are also named but, to most outsiders they are, nameless natural monuments, magic mountains. Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
On the Outer Banks On the Outer Banks
Known for its beaches, sand dunes, lighthouses, shipwrecks, wild horses and site of the Wright Brothers’ first flight, the Outer Banks of North Caroline is a very special place . Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Scenes from Salzburg Scenes from Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria, a very old river city beneath the Bavarian alps, is know for many things in addition to its spectacular setting, iconic architecture, schnitzel, schnaps, strudel and coffee mit schlag. It is the home of the Mozarteum (and many other things named for its favorite son, among them a main platz, the airport, and some very special candy), the Salzburg Music Festival, the Salzburg Global Seminar located at the Schloss Leopoldskron (and the backdrop for “The Sound of Music”). Here are some selected photos conveying the sense and spirit of Salzburg and its surrounding area. . Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Architectural Archetypes in Northampton, Massachusetts Architectural Archetypes in Northampton, Massachusetts
Some of the pictures taken for a story, “At Home in Paradise,” about Northampton, Massachusetts, my New England base since 1960 . Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Virginia Real Virginia Real!
Impressions of Virginia from colonial times to the present day and photos of several of those unsung folks who contribute to its ongoing glory . Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
The Riviera Maya The Riviera Maya
Photos of the classy resort, Secrets Maroma, some classic ruins, and both natives and “interlopers” in the Yucatan. These pictures were taken in late October and early November, around the “Day of the Dead.”  Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Reslilience and Recovery in Bosnia Resilience and Recovery in Bosnia
Here are some portraits of Sarajevo, long seen as a model of interfaith harmony, the city is still trying to recover after the lengthy sieges by Croats and Serbs in the 1990s that tore its social fabric asunder. There are also pictures of another ravaged and still divided Bosnian city, Mostar. Some of these photographers appeared in my article,”Impressions of Sarajevo Today,” published in SoGoNow several years ago. Those of Mostar are more recent.  Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Art, Artifacts, and Iconography in Oklahoma City Art, Artifacts, and Iconography in Oklahoma City
This set of photographs highlight what elsewhere I have referred to as “Sooner Sophistication.” While there is much more to see in Oklahoma City, to me these were some highlights.  Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Northwest Passage Across Europe Northwest Passage Across Europe
A selected array of photos first seen in an article with the same title illustrating a river cruise from Vienna to Amsterdam. Another version (sans pictures) appears in my newest book, WITH FEW RESERVATIONS (2010.)   Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Snapshots of Spain Snapshots of Spain
All of these pictures first appeared the photo essay, “Snapshots of Spain: Places and People,” in the IFWTWA web magazine, Global Writes. There I introduced the potpourri of pics with the following text: “It is difficult to capture a society as rich in cultural diversity as modern Spain in a few photographs. There is so much to see; so much to take in. But here, without a single picture of a flamenco dancer or bullfight, are some impressions to whet the viewers appetites to see it all themselves. The photos focus on the sites and citizens of four areas: Catalonia, Castilla, Andalusia, and Spanish Morocco, a colony across the Straits of Gibraltar.” (N.B. The special fascination with arches and artists.)   Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Dutch Treats in the Province of Zeeland Dutch Treats in the Province of Zeeland
Off the well-beaten tourist routes, the southwestern province of Zeeland offers a variety of glimpses into Dutch history, architecture, and everyday life. Many of these photos have appeared in my articles on the Netherlands. Several are to be seen in other albums on this site.  Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Trekking in Tuscany Trekking in Tuscany
Some of these photos of hiking in Tuscany first appeared in”Chianti Classico,”published in Travelworld International, September/October 2003. The story was awarded first prize for the “Best Travel Article Written for the Internet” for 2003 by NATJA . Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Bergen: Gateway to the Fjords Bergen: Gateway to the Fjords
Photos of the handsome Hanseatic city of Bergen, located on the west coast of Norway, the subject of a story in my new book, WITH FEW RESERVATIONS (2010).  Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
On the Beach at Clearwater On the Beach at Clearwater
For a sybaritic sojourn, Clearwater Beach, Florida, has much to offer: fine hotels, great food, beach side activities, white sands, red sunsets and clear, clear water.  Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Watery Reflections
Watery Reflections
Images mirrored in canals, rivers, ponds, lakes, and ocean waters in the U.S. and Europe. Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Windjamming in Maine Windjamming in Maine
A collection of photos taken over a 15 year period sailing and writing about the schooners harbored in Camden, Rockland, and Rockport, Maine. Some of these pictures appeared in “Jammin’ with J.R.,”
“Windjamming Plain and Fancy,” and “Schooner Heritage.” Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Tradition and Modernity in Gothenberg, Sweden
Tradition and Modernity in Gothenberg, Sweden
Gothenburg is a modern Swedish city with an interesting history. Here are some visual highlights of the city today.
Many of these photos appear in an article, “Swedish Sojourn,” in SoGoNow.com in 2007. The story of that trip is also told in my book, WITH FEW RESERVATIONS (2010). Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Purely Panama Purely Panama
Photographs taken in various parts of Panama while cruising on the catamaran, “Discovery.” An article,”Panama: A Voyage of Discovery,” was awarded first place for “The Best Travel Article Written for the Internet in 2008.” The close up of the Embara flute player (here the first picture in the album) also won several awards. That story and 47 others appear in my new book, WITH FEW RESERVATIONS (2010). Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Tradition and Modernity in Gothenberg, Sweden
Autumn in the Alps
Photos chosen to illustrate my article, “Autumn in the Alps,” published in SoGoNow.com. In 2008 the story was awarded first place for the “Best Travel Article Written for the Internet in 2007” in juried competition by NATJA. Some of the pictures were taken by my wife, Hedy Rose (HCR). Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Hind Sights Hind Sights
A series of photos of people taken from “behind” in various parts of the US, Central America, and Europe showing roles and activities rather than personalities. Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Tradition and Modernity in Gothenberg, Sweden
Southern Exposures
A sampler of photos taken on land and sea — and horse back — in late 2008 for three articles and two book chapters on Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia. Several of the pictures were taken by my wife and fellow photographer, Hedy Rose. Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.
Turkish Mezze Turkish Mezze
Mezze is a Turkish word that refers to a special kind of appetizer, a mélange of wonderful, mouth-watering treats. I thought the word might also be used for an eye-catching Bosporus-side way of whetting the appetite. Here are is a potpourri of photographic hor d’oeuvres. (N.B. 1/3 of the photos here were taken by my wife, Hedy Rose.) Click here to view this photo gallery on Tripatini.com.