New Student Photo Series 2012 – Post #2

Photo submissions continue to roll in for our new student photo series.  If you are an incoming student and wish to share your photos on our blog, please review this entry for details on how to submit your photos.


The first set of photos today was submitted by Frank Mamo, an incoming MIA student.


London Eye on a beautiful summer day – London Eye, London, United Kingdom

Argentine BBQ while helping Catena gain access to the US wine market – Bodega Catena Zapata, Mendoza, Argentina

The road less traveled, hike from Little Harbor to Two Harbors on Catalina Island – Little Harbor, Catalina Island, California, USA

Pondering life near the Eiffel Tower – Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

“Sometimes the blues is just a passing bird” –  Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom



The second set of photos were submitted by Masha Covalenco-Tietz, an incoming MPA student.  The photos were taken in Sana’a, Yemen.


The first photo is of the President Saleh Mosque or also called the Presidential Mosque built in 2008. It is a beautiful structure that stands in the south part of the capital city of Sana’a. In the picture the mosque is seen from the old hotel “Burj al-Salaam” located in the Old City, the hotel’s roof oversees the Old City and presents an unforgettable view of the gingerbread houses laid across the bazaar.



This magnificent structure is the inside quarters of the Presidential Mosque.   The sun in Sana’a is almost blinding with very hot summers, and the granite Mosque provides for a nice cool break from the busy hot streets. Women and men use separate quarters of the mosque for daily prayers. On the left side of this opening lays the entrance to a large praying quarter.

Its walls and ceiling are covered in old Arabic script and the doors that lead to this area (shown in picture #3),with their golden colors, very much reflect the bright and sunny city of Sana’a, with wonderful people, great food and rich culture.



This picture is at the hotel with one of the employees, Abdul. Abdul’s very elaborate attire is traditional to males in Yemen. Depending on the region the ‘zenneh’ – a traditional white garment – can be short up to the knees; or long down to the ankles. The traditional Yemeni sword called ‘jambia’ is worn with a belt at the waste, and reflects social status. ‘Jambias’ can vary in price and style, from few tens of dollars to thousands of dollars (of natural bone, precious metals, etc) for those with more refined tastes.