We are back in Albany, NY after nearly a year in Asia. We just found a beautiful apartment in a great neighborhood. Some of our new neighbors happen to be refugees. Many of them are ethnic Karen from the Thailand-Burma border where we spent three months in the spring working on Unseen Mae La. Last weekend there was a wonderful article in the Times Union about the neighborhood and the refugees who live there.
We've been sorting through photographs...thousands and thousands of images from the last year. This is one of my favorites. I took it at the Golden Temple of Amritsar in India. The Golden Temple is the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion. It is their most important pilgrimage site and is frequently referred to as the Sikh Mecca.