Bucharest, in southern Romania, is the country’s capital and commercial center. Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms. Nearby, the historic Lipscani district is home to an energetic nightlife scene as well as tiny Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and 15th-century Curtea Veche Palace, where Prince Vlad III (“The Impaler”) once ruled.
Photographer, filmmaker, and Sony Artisan Pete McBride shares this short film “Passport Home”, a glimpse of his documentary “Into the Canyon” that is nominated for Outstanding Nature Documentary at next week’s 2020 Emmy Awards.
“For years I’ve studied the world through a lens to tell the stories of others, my own, and the magic and complexity of our shared world. But after years of documenting stories I started noticing something consistent. Wherever I framed my lenses, change revealed itself before me. The places where I had ventured and worked were facing constant challenges of overuse and destruction, of being loved to a point of permanent change.”
“It was at this point that I realized my cameras were no longer just a passport for adventure, but tools to help protect the places where we adventure – those wild places we love. Now I shoot not for likes, instead I document because I want to cherish and protect the places I love…so the next person can stand in my tracks and see the magic just like I saw it. Cameras are passports to our curiosity, our creativity, our world, and they are even tools to help protect not just far away, but our own back yards.”
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WALKING IN CEFALU, SICILY: Cefalù is a coastal city in northern Sicily, Italy. It’s known for its Norman cathedral, a 12th-century fortress-like structure with elaborate Byzantine mosaics and soaring twin towers. Nearby, the Mandralisca Museum is home to archaeological exhibits and a picture gallery with a portrait by Antonello da Messina. The beaches of Mazzaforno and Settefrati lie to the west.
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0:00 Drone Intro & Map of the Walk 1:14 Beach Walk 5:31 Historic City Center Entrance 8:39 Medieval Wash-House 11:29 Porta Pescara 12:55 Tourist Pier 23:50 Street Walk 27:00 Scenic Viewpoint (Bastione di Capo Marchiafav) 31:00 Street Walk Toward Duomo 33:13 Piazza Duomo 38:00 Cathedral 43:37 Street Walk 50:03 Walk towards La Rocca Entrance 52:53 La Rocca Entrance 1:05:43 Scenic Viewpoint (Cross) 1:10:26 Scenic Viewpoint 1:23:00 Ruins of the Castle
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fierce advocate for women’s legal equality and the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has died at age 87. Watch key moments of her career and reflections by WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib and Jess Bravin.
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