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Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

Friday, January 19, 2018


Dessert menu at the Caffe Domiciano, Rome.

One of my favorite travel things to do is late-night dining under the stars 
in an historic part of a wonderful city. 

Oftentimes these are among the most memorable of moments.

I think we ordered gelato...and cappuccino, of course.

Thursday, January 18, 2018


A very personal page today. Click on any image to enlarge.

As promised, here are a handful of shots from my 
father's burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

He was laid to rest on January 5, 2018

This page is a tribute to him and to his memory.

The Navy Chaplain talking to my sister and brother-in-law.

Delivering the first part of the sermon indoors

The honor guard awaits

Navy seamen gather the casket

Carrying to the grave site

The flag folding

Lone soldier waiting to play taps

21 gun salute


Folding the flag

Presentation to the Commanding Officer

Presentation to my sisters

The honor guard retreats

The serenity of the cemetery

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


One of dozens of Orca sculptures decorating the Victoria, BC waterfront a few years ago. 

Decorating the downtown area of Victoria with orca sculptures has been a tradition for years. A newer installation has attracted some controversy.

This version dates from roughly 2005.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018