Posted on June 20, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
A few family favorites
One of our favorite beaches is nowhere near the ocean, but at the alpine Mondsee, not far from Salzburg, Austria. A laid-back recreation area includes killer water slides for the kids and a shady beergarden for the grownups.
SUMMIT COUNTY — If you’re a last minute vacation planner, check out a few of our favorite spots. They may not be the most famous on the tourist agenda, but we can vouch for good scenery, food and genuine experiences in all these locations. Check out our travel section for more. (more…)
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Posted on November 3, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Local fishermen maneuver their kayak with branches as makeshift paddles at Half Moon Bay Beach on Jamaica's west end. The tiny beachside snackbar at Half Moon Bay beach has the best blackened grouper sandwiches -- ever!
SUMMIT COUNTY — A few magical scenes from the west end of Jamaica, around Negril. Even though the resort town has a reputation for hedonism, my son and I enjoyed quiet times at the family oriented Negril Yoga Center, and exploring the limestone cliffs of the nearby West End. All photos by Bob Berwyn. (more…)
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Posted on April 28, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
What, no landscapes?
A trumpeter in Negril, Jamaica. I was headed to the beach and he was headed home from an all-night gig at Three Dives, a jerk joint on the West End. I asked for some Miles Davis, and he obliged.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Whew! This was one of the harder photoblogs I’ve put together in the past few months, from the standpoint that I’m not really a people photographer. As I searched the archives, I realized that even most shots that I have with people in them are about the landscapes, and not about the people. In many of the images, the people are tiny figures, set against a backdrop of mountains or forest. So I looked for images where you could actually see peoples’ faces, and images of people doing something, even if it’s just posing. Also interesting to me was how many of the photos involved music. (more…)
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Posted on February 25, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Have camera, will travel …
Met this street musician on Norman Manley Blvd. at sunrise while heading to the beach to take photos. He played a little Miles Davis for me. I'm always drawn to his fingers when I look at this image. Click on the image to read more about Negril, Jamaica.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Just a few images from favorite spots both near and far to start the weekend. This is another edition of the randomness photoblog, and this time I really tried to keep it random without unintentionally stumbling into a theme of some kind — sort of like shuffling the photographic deck. (more…)
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Posted on June 20, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
Bob Berwyn and his son Dylan enjoy a refreshing moment in Jamaica's Mayfield Falls.
Negril Yoga Center offers a quiet respite in the lively seaside resort
By Bob Berwyn
When I read some time ago that Negril, a tourist hotspot on the west end of Jamaica, has an ordinance barring any building higher than a palm tree, I filed it away as an interesting ecotourism fact. I was also intrigued when I heard that the funky beach town on the western tip of Jamaica is a hot spot for psychedelic Caribbean sunsets. I’ve long believed that everything should stop – at least for a few minutes – when the day begins and ends. Sunrise and sunset are logical moments to interrupt our self-absorbed routines and give thanks for the time that we have on this planet, and maybe to consider life in a larger cosmic context.
“Gotta go there, sometime,” I thought, filled with visions of the fiery orb sinking behind mounds of orange and purple-streaked clouds.
My Jamaica trip finally came together a couple years ago when I planned a Thanksgiving visit with my son to the Negril Yoga Centre, a low-key, flower-filled oasis of calm in the lively seaside resort, which throbs to a reggae pulse 24-7. (more…)
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