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This is a photo of a chapel manned by Franciscan friars on an Native American Reservation. It lies just outside Tuscon, Ariz.
This was a photo that I shot at a Franciscan shrine at Tarata, Bolivia. There were two sections of the friary. One side has been developed into a very nice retreat house. The other side lies in ruin. I took this photo on that side.
These are steps leading down from the parking lot to the waterfalls at Bushkill Falls (the “Niagara of Pennsylvania”), which is nestled deep in the wooded Pocono Mountains.
A statue of St. Francis of Assisi that sits above the main door of the church of San Francisco in the city of La Paz, Bolivia.
This is the escalator subway (the “T”) stop at Downtown Crossing in Boston, Mass. The escalator goes directly from the southbound red line platform up to Chauncey Street.
This is a photo of part of a sculpture in Pamplona, Spain. Pamplona is the capital city of Navarre, where yearly there is a running of the bulls through the city streets during the feast of St. Fermin.