More photos from incoming students, enjoy.
The first set of photos comes from Maria Lahore, an incoming MIA student.
I have always been very impressed by the deserts. Sandy or rocky, they make me feel tiny in that immensity.
The first two pictures were taken in the Atacama desert in Chile in January 2009. I could imagine how a road on the moon would be. This is the most arid desert in the world. The cordillera de la Sal (Salt mountain range) in the Moon Valley. One of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. Amazing.
This was also taken in Peru but this time in the north, Tucume (Lambayeque) November 2006, this is called the Valley of the Pyramids. Underneath those rocky hills, there were found archeological remains of cultures before the Inca empire, and still finding.
This next set was submitted by Huilan Jordan, an incoming MIA student.
This photo was taken in Zhouzhuang, near Shanghai. I happened to be there during China’s golden holiday period, so there were various performances in the well known tourist town. These middle aged women dressed in traditional clothes and were dancing to old tunes.
This was taken in the summer of 2002 or 2003, in Corona Meadow park in Flushing, Queens. Two young boys were enjoying cool breeze brought by the fountain underneath the big globe in the park. That was the first and the last time I saw the fountain working.
Freedom was taken in the fall of 2001, in the Bronx Zoo. This fella was standing there looking out, as if longing to fly out of the glass house. Or maybe he was just wondering what he’d have for dinner.