Chris Watts's Archive

Apex of Stone

By / May 2013

The fortress of Guaita is the highest point in the tiny nation of San Marino. Chris Watts sends this snapshot.

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Port of Shadows

By / May 2013

Reconciling the old and new Tangier, Morocco: “I kept catching traces of the city of shadows, kept hearing faint whispers of what had once been the long and steady howl.”

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Morning Departure

By / April 2013

Two tired dogs and a departing train at Yangon Station at sunrise. Chris Watts sends this stunning snapshot form Burma.

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Rome Gone Wild

By / March 2013

What the selection of a new pope does to the Eternal City: “I saw shop owners desert their stores,” writes Chris Watts, “and nuns hike up their dresses and run toward the peeling bells.”

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Brute Force

By / February 2013

Elephants are still used to haul timber in the rainforests of southern India. Chris Watts sends this snapshot.

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The Fire Behind the Glass

By / February 2013

Chris Watts encounters the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac’s beat classic: “I pulled myself away. I could not pull myself away. My favorite book had suddenly taken on a very personal tone.”

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