Kiss my Turku

by Paul Shoul on May 22, 2015

turku finland a woman photographs a tree

Turku is Finland’s oldest city, located in the Southwest of the country. Home to over 30,000 students,  it is beautiful, comfortable and walkable with an impressive amount of fine restaurants that some think will challenge Helsinki for the top spot in Finland’s growing culinary scene. There is a lot to see in Turku, for more info on travel there go to:

Visit Turku

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The Art Bank / Salvador Dali

by Paul Shoul on May 20, 2015

xai lamb by salvador Dali at the art bank in finland

The Art Bank in Pargas Finland is a small museum and the personal collection of  Ted Wallin. He has amassed an impressive amount  of work by his hero Salvador Dali. He is a man obsessed by Dali, and after a half hour of conversation, I believe he might be actually possessed by the artist as well. What a pleasure to meet him and to see the work of Dali up close in such a small venue.

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Street Photography Helsinki

by Paul Shoul on May 19, 2015

Kissing Helsinki Finland

Another moment of bliss in Finland.

Visit Finland

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HawkHill Nature, Finland

by Paul Shoul on May 18, 2015

boat in the mist on a lake in finland hawkhill nature

Just a 45 minute drive from Helsinki, Hawkhill Nature cottages rest on the shores of a beautiful lake boarding the  Nuuksio National Park in Finland. Smoked salmon, potatoes and pancakes cooked on the grill, a wood fired  sauna and a bottle of Russian vodka generously gifted to us by the owner and our host Annu Huotari made for a fantastic stay there. Thank you Annu! The image above was taken at 5:30 in the morning as the early morning mist covering the lake started to evaporate. The Finns love getting away into nature and many have summer cottages. HawkHill offers a rare opportunity to experience that life in a totally charming, comfortable setting.

For more info go to Hawkhill Nature

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Turku Finland

by Paul Shoul on May 12, 2015

Turku Finland afternoon light

My first day in Finland started out with a walk through Turku, a lovely little town on the coast with a fantastic food scene.

For more info on travel to Turku and Finland go to VisitTurku

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The Crab Captain of Cape Breton

by Paul Shoul on May 7, 2015

crab boat captain cape breton nova scotia

A crab boat captain watches his crew unload the days catch in Inverness, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

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Days of Rage

by Paul Shoul on May 7, 2015

days of rage book cover

I am very pleased to have a half page image I took of Raymond  Luc Levasseur  in the new book Days of Rage by best selling author Bryan Burrough. Aside from my own pride, this is an important book about our history that holds lessons for today. It is a must read. Below is a link to the NYT review.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/books/review/days-of-rage-by-bryan-burrough.html?_r=0

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Spring Cleaning Northampton, MA.

by Paul Shoul on April 14, 2015

spring cleaning northampton MA

Spring has finally sprung. As they say, “you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone”. Thank God its warm again.

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on the street northampton ma

Just out of reach.

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Bardo Museum Tunisia

by Paul Shoul on March 19, 2015

bardo museum Tunis Tunisia

The National Bardo museum in Tunis, Tunisia.

My heart goes out to Tunisia and to the families of those killed during the terrorist attack the Bardo museum in Tunis yesterday. I traveled to Tunisia in 2009. I remember being somewhat nervous before the trip. It was my first time in a Muslim country, I am Jewish, and Israel was bombing the hell out of Gaza at the time. When I brought this up to a Tunisian woman I had met, she said ” don’t worry, we do not think all Jews are the Israeli army, just as we  do not think that all Americans are George Bush….. that would be crazy” With so many Americans lumping all Muslims together with terrorist extremists, I found her statement to be refreshingly intelligent. I was greeted with open arms in Tunisia, it remains one of my favorite trips and regardless of this attack I will be going back.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren in Springfield and Northampton, MA.

February 20, 2015

Senator Elizabeth Warren held an open house at her office in Springfield Mass Thursday. It was packed with supporters and state and local officials. MoveOn.org was there to deliver a message to her, “Run Warren Run” They delivered a petition to encourage her to run for president signed by 9,030 Massachusetts residents. Afterwards she headed […]

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Shoveling out of Linus.

February 2, 2015

  Shoveling out of Winter Storm Linus  in Northampton MA.

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Winter Storm Linus, Northampton, MA.

February 2, 2015

A snow blower fights back against Winter Storm Linus in Northampton Ma.

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Notions of Nevis

January 20, 2015

Check out my new story, Notions of Nevis on Gonomad.com

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Nevis Flowers

January 16, 2015

Just another beautiful image of Nevis

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The Face of Nevis

January 4, 2015

Mrs. Freeman sells roots, tonics and juices at the Charleston market in Nevis. For more info on travel to Nevis go to: nevisisland.com

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Nevis: Smoking Bees

January 3, 2015

A construction worker in Nevis helps a colleague smoke bees off him after disturbing a hive.

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Travel with pets. It’s a dogs world, San Juan Puerto Rico

December 22, 2014

Travel with pets. Waiting to board a plane in San Juan Puerto Rico.

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Nevis Shark Fisherman

December 18, 2014

A fisherman in Nevis hauls in two sharks from the days catch. For info on travel go to: http://www.nevisisland.com/

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Sunset on Nevis

December 16, 2014

Sunset on Nevis at the Oualie Beach Resort 

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Greetings from Nevis

December 12, 2014

I’m very happy to be in Nevis. Beautiful does not quite do justice to this small island in the Caribbean. No chain stores, no chain restaurants, only 12,000 residents , It is incredible. For more info on travel here go to  Nevis Island .com

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Fishing the Emerald Coast of Florida Slideshow.

December 3, 2014

  I had a fantastic time fishing the Emerald Coast of Florida with Captain Billy Teem and his crew of the ” Fish N Teem” boat in Destin.  Check out the link below for a slideshow of the trip to Destin , Ft.Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island on: Gonomad.com, Florida: Fishing in the Emerald Coast. […]

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Bovine thoughts on grass fed beef

November 20, 2014

From a recent interview with cows on their thoughts about about grass fed beef.

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Harbor Walk Village Destin Florida

November 12, 2014

  Coming into Harbor walk village in Destin after a day of fishing on the gulf. It may be getting colder in the East, but the sun is always shining in Florida. For more info on travel to Destin and Fort Walton Beach, go to: Emeraldcoast.com  

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Dolphin Gulfarium

November 11, 2014

The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach Florida is a cool, family friendly place to get a close up look at Marine life. Check them out at gulfarium.com

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Lost and Found, Driving Nova Scotia

November 6, 2014

Check out my new story “Lost and Found a Road Trip to Nova Scotia, PEI and Cape Breton on Gonomad.

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Halloween Hurts in the Morning

November 2, 2014

Halloween breakfast. Scary.

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3 Pelicans in Destin Florida

October 28, 2014

Three pelicans greeted our return after a day of deep sea fishing aboard the “Fishin Team” of Harbor walk fishing charters in  Destin Florida on the Emerald coast. For more info go to: Emerald Coast

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Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, Fort Walton, Florida.

October 26, 2014

I just got back from 3 fabulous days on the Emerald coast of Florida. Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier in Fort Walton is a great spot to fish or  just grab a beer and watch the sunset. For more info on travel to the Gulf go to: Emerald Coast

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A Foggy Day in Yarmouth.

October 20, 2014

A fishing boat on the shore at low tide on a foggy day in Yarmouth Nova Scotia.  

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