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Friday
May262017

Virtual Photo Walks at Yosemite Falls, 2425 feet top 20 highest falls.

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park. At 2425 feet high, Yosemite falls are among the top 20 highest falls in the world. They are awe inspiring! Cover photo by Ali Elhajj According to wikipedia, the Ahwahneechee people called the waterfall "Cholock" ("the fall") and believed the plunge pool at its base was inhabited by the spirits of several witches, called the Poloti. An Ahwaneechee folktale describes a woman going to fetch a pail of water from the pool, and drawing it out full of snakes. Later that night, after the woman had trespassed into their territory, the spirits caused the woman's house to be sucked into the pool by a powerful wind, taking the woman and her newborn baby with it. Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives. VirtualPhotoWalks was founded by John Butterill, it is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places. Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7... If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how We use Zoom Video Communications and thank them for providing Pro Accounts and much more check out www.zoom.us Eric S Yuan Zoom Video Communications Thanks to Verizon for 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot. "To Know, To Care, To Act" #VirtualPhotoWalks, #JohnButterill #photowalks #photography #photographers #Video #camera #live #livestream #livestreaming #streetphotography #streetart,#Virtual Photo Walks, #Verizon,#Zoomus
Friday
May262017

Virtual Photo Walks experience life on an active archaeological project 

This spring, VirtualPhotoWalks.Org has partnered with GRAPE to bring the experience life on an active archaeological project. It is our goal to provide several ‘tours’ to the VirtualPhotoWalks community during the course of the excavations between May 3rd and June 10th.Join our team as we explore the ancient origins of wine and the unique, traditional way wine is still produced in Georgia today.https://www.google.com/…/data=!4m5!3m... To acquire the samples necessary to answer questions of “where did wine begin?” it is necessary to recovery archaeological materials from the Neolithic period of this region. Our team is composed of archaeological professionals from across numerous disciplines, paleobotany, micromorphology, ceramic technology, faunal analysis, bioarchaeology and so on. Structured as an undergraduate archaeological field school, our program of work allows students to not only learn the craft of field archaeology, but to also learn about and engage with Georgian culture and history. We have combined this work with an active community outreach, aiming to bring the work we do to not only the academic community but also to the public which it serves. GRAPE is an international multidisciplinary research project investigating the emergence of farming economies in the South Caucasus and the influence of the Near East on the development of local Neolithic cultures and vice versa. For the past 2 years, the University of Toronto and several Georgian agencies (Ministry of Agriculture’s National Wine Agency and the National Museum) have begun a collaboration as part of a larger international project entitled “Research and Popularization of Georgian Grape and Wine Culture”. The aims of the project are to investigate the roots of wine production in the ancient world. The Caucasus region has often been described as the crossroads of history. Wedged between the competing interests of the east and west, Georgia is positioned at the heart of a region that for thousands of years absorbed many of its ‘would-be’ conquerors and managed to maintain its own distinct culture, language and religious traditions. Despite this truth, recent history served to shroud this past from western imagination, experience and scholarship. Since the Republic of Georgia regained its freedom in 1991 after years of Soviet rule, it turned its face towards the west, encouraging interactions that encompass the entirety of Georgian culture and experience. The Gadachrili Gora Regional Archaeological Project Expedition (GRAPE) is a by-product of this ‘about-face’ in Georgian international dialogue. Jo Hall Eric S Yuan Zoom Video Communications Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives. VirtualPhotoWalks was founded by John Butterill, it is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places. Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7... If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how. "To Know, To Care, To Act" #VirtualPhotoWalks, #JohnButterill #photowalks #photography #photographers #Video #camera #live #livestream #livestreaming #streetphotography #streetart,#Virtual Photo Walks, #Verizon,#Zoomus
Friday
Apr072017

Virtual Photo Walks at historical Nara Park Japan

Virtual Photo Walks at Nara Park spans a vast area of ​​660 hectares and includes Todaiji Temple, Kofukuji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, which holds valuable historical cultural heritage, National Museum, which is a cultural facility for preservation, Shosoin And so on, harmoniously majestic and abundant green natural beauty that surrounds them, it became Nara park called also unparalleled historical park. Cover photos by Hiroshi Hayashi Nara park represented by the ancient capital Nara, which is represented by the trees of the pagoda cathedral, the lawn that grows on the young plants, the flock of the deer group playing, the "Great Buddha, at Nara Park Nara prefectural city park Nara park Establishment date February 14th, 18th Meiji 13 Total area 502.38 ha (within, flat part 39.82 ha · forestry department 462.56 ha) Heisei era revision notice public notice Number of tourists Approximately 13 million people per year Main animals Deer (about 1200 head), raccoon, wild boar, mussel, squirrel etc. Main plants Pine, cherry tree, Momiji, Nankinhase, Asebi, Cryptomeria japonica, Sarusuberry, Ume, Camphor tree, Japanese cypress and others (87 flat parts, about 10,000 trees, 207 species of forestry, unknown nu http://nara-park.com/ Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives. VirtualPhotoWalks was founded by John Butterill, it is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places. Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7... If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how. "To Know, To Care, To Act" #VirtualPhotoWalks, #JohnButterill #photowalks #photography #photographers #Video #camera #live #livestream #livestreaming #streetphotography #streetart,#Virtual Photo Walks, #Verizon,#Zoomus
Friday
Apr072017

Virtual Photo Walks Discovers the Playful Side of Life Baby Sea Otters in Morro Bay! 

This Virtual Photo Walks was awesome! Discovered the Playful Side of Life with Mama and Baby Sea Otters in Morro Bay! Special guest Cara O'Brien from CA State Parkers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_otter Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives. VirtualPhotoWalks was founded by John Butterill, it is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places. Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7... If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how. "To Know, To Care, To Act" #VirtualPhotoWalks, #JohnButterill #photowalks #photography #photographers #Video #camera #live #livestream #livestreaming #streetphotography #streetart,#Virtual Photo Walks, #Verizon,#Zoomus
Thursday
Mar232017

Virtual Photo Walks at Jaggar Museum Kīlauea summit Hawaii (NPS)

Virtual Photo Walks was with Jessica Ferracane (NPS) who was up before the sun to showing us the rising lava lake this morning. Timing IS everything, Kīlauea summit . https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/jaggar_museum.htm Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives. VirtualPhotoWalks was founded by John Butterill, it is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places. Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how. "To Know, To Care, To Act" https://youtu.be/jrIMAy46gjg