Sunday, July 27, 2008

I Don't Know [Strangers' Theme]

Any Parrotheads out there?

For my 21st birthday this year, I asked my dad to take me to a Jimmy Buffett concert. Seemed fitting, as half the fun of the concert is the tailgating beforehand. Gates to the parking lot opened at 9 a.m. and the concert was at 8 p.m., so you can imagine how strange some of the Strangers were by night's end. Endless entertainment.

Buffett played at Toyota Park outside Chicago, and we made a weekend out of it in the city. We stopped at Hamburger Mary's for lunch one day, which attracts a diverse clientele [many of whom seemed to prefer outdoor seating despite the heat]...

...and then headed to the concert on saturday, which attracted Parrotheads from all over the Midwest.

Like me, that man in the corner of the shot seemed awed to be experiencing a Jimmy Buffett concert for the first time. You really do have to see it to believe it.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Begging with a splash...

We spotted this Stranger on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Her begging angle? Hot pink argyle it!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It's The Touristy Thing To Do

So we were at the Wright Memorial the other day. While we were at the base I tried getting a picture of the memorial without anyone around it. For the next twenty plus minutes I would almost be able to get the shot but then each time a new group of people would show up and invariably they would walk to the front and pose as someone took their picture in front of the memorial. A lot of the people liked walking right up to the doors and getting their picture taken, but some just posed out in front. I finally got feed up waiting for a clean shot and decided the next ones that pose get their picture taken for Strangers. So here she is.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


These little munchkins were enjoying a secret beach on Sleahead, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland. The water was very cold, but that didn't daunt them!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ocean Fishing

Wading into the water and tossing a line, then walking back and sitting there not even holding the rod waiting for something to bite. Personally I don't see the appeal, but a bunch of guys do. Maybe it has something to do with the beer they drink while sitting there on the beach.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Walking with attitude...

I was scanning the crowd at the SF AIDS Walk, when these Strangers spotted my lens and decided to ham it up.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Slightly Stuck


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Power Walk

Saw this couple walking along the beach. She was obviously on a mission to do some power walking, he was didn't seem to be interested at all and it looked like he was only there because he had been told he had to be there.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

At Day's End

While down at the beach I caught these Strangers out on their balcony tossing back some cold ones and generally enjoying themselves while taking in a gorgeous sunset. What is it about sunsets that attract everyone? Mere moments later after the sun had set everyone that had been out on the balcony had retired back inside.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Toy Soldiers

Painters at the Prince August toy soldier factory in Macroom, County Cork, Ireland, paint scores and scores of toy soldiers by hand. The details on these metal soldiers are just incredible. Definitely a job for the non-caffeinated.

Monday, July 14, 2008

a helping hand

this guy works for an organisation called corio raptors, they rescue birds of prey. he had a marquee at a 'one earth' festival in chester this w/e. he was amazing the kids (and adults) with facts about this owl and other raptors he had with him.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I found it comical that these two oddly dressed street performers in Verona, Italy are pointing out and talking about other people. It goes to show that EVERYONE gets to be catty.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Indian strangers on a Japanese bridge in Ireland. (Taken by an American photographer.)

Monday, July 07, 2008

Strawberry Festival

This Stranger couldn't resist checking out the perfect strawberries for sale at the local farmers' market last week. I couldn't either! Yum!

Saturday, July 05, 2008


This fellow was working very hard at the Muckross Traditional Farms in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.