Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Category: Photos

Apr

25

2015

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Kathmandu, Nepal, 1999

Tweet Headlines become real after you have traveled.    I took this photograph in the spring of 1999. To me, it always embodied the spirit of the Nepalese people I met. These scrappy people can hold their own against any lion. This square may be destroyed now, but this spirit will carry them through. 

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Apr

18

2015

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Saved By Decapitation at the British Museum

This is the bronze head of the Roman emperor Augustus with eyes of glass and stone. An act of vandalism and desecration saved it.

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Aug

11

2014

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Awesome photos of Walt Disney World from the early ’70s

A treasure trove of family snapshots from our visits to the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in 1973 and the mid-1970s. The place has changed so much it'll blow your mind.

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Apr

16

2013

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The London Eye is raised, fall 1999

From my travel photo files: The 443-foot-tall London Eye is erected in the fall of 1999.

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Dec

31

2011

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Beautiful mistakes my camera made

My digital camera is an artist. It didn't screw up my pictures in some mundane way. It inserted some wry counterpoint and some beautiful geometric juxtapositions. It elevated my own commentary into works of art that I now happily claim as my own creations.

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Aug

31

2011

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Mount Rushmore souvenirs that don’t look like Mount Rushmore

Tweet Girl, you know it’s true. Mount Rushmore is empty-calorie patriotism, but it’s pretty. Local concerns overbuilt the amenities so much in the 1990s so that they’re still paying them off. Merely parking a car costs $11. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum took extreme care in rendering his four subjects accurately, but the piles of tourist junk […]

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Jan

17

2011

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The 3 o’clock travel photo project

Tweet Before I was a travel writer, I was a full-time traveler. I spent nearly two years out on the road, backpacking around the world. And for many months of that journey, I conducted with an unusual experiment. Every day at 3 o’clock on the dot, no matter where I was or what I was […]

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Dec

27

2010

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‘Lord of the Flies’ snowstorm disaster at JFK, courtesy of Virgin Atlantic

Tweet This is a new one. I’m blogging from the floor of Terminal 4 at JFK. The short version: Despite the fact that a ferocious snowstorm was approaching full gale, Virgin Atlantic refused to cancel my flight to London. Unable to change my travel without incurring a $250-plus fee, I was forced to go to […]

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Oct

10

2010

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Photos from Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

Tweet I was lucky enough to be one of 1,600 people invited to the naming ceremony of the QE3, which is just called the QE. The Queen herself will be here tomorrow. Some images from the ship, which takes its maiden voyage on Tuesday. <

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Sep

18

2010

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Summer won’t let go without a fight

Tweet In Washington Square Park today.

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