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Joe Routon, professional portrait painter. Hometown: Paris, TN. Currently: Haddonfield, NJ, suburb of Philadelphia. My photo of Manarola, Italy, was used on the cover of the June 2008 issue of Budget Travel Magazine, and my photos have been in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Smithsonian's travel division, and in The InterDependent, a magazine of the United Nations. My wife is a church organist.

Your Favorite Passport Stamp?
India. Here's my journal:

What's Your Next Dream Trip?
Buenos Aires and Rio.

You'd Never Leave Home Without?
My camera and tripod!

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    Band of land mine victims
    Near Angkor Wat in Cambodia this amazing group performed for donations. They are the "Traditional Music Band's Victim of Land Mines." Each musici...
    Celtic Harpist
    Carving a Cello in ...
    Cremona, Italy, is known for its great history of violin making. The home of Stradivarius, it now has 60 studios in which stringed instruments are made.
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Photo taken from the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, with the famous Statue of Christ visable on the mountain in the upper right of the picture.
    Organ in Wertheim, German
    The pipes of the magnificent organ at the Stiftskirche in Wertheim, Germany.
    St. Mary's Cathedral...
    Every hour a trumpet call is played from the top of the taller of the church's two towers. The tune suddenly stops in the middle, to commemorate a 13th ...
    Roof of Milan's D...
    View from the roof of the magnificent cathedral in Milano, Italy.
    Stradun in Dubrovnik
    The main street in the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia
    South America mother in...
    Mother and child in Peru
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4 years ago
My choice for a vacation destination usually depends on a country’s photographic opportunities, its food, and exciting, new things to see and experience. My reason for selecting Nagasaki was different  -- it was an attempt for me to connect to my father, who died a few years ago.   An officer in...
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