Seeking travel mates: returning to these tribal areas in Aug/2012.  Details here

Tribal Ethiopia                     

There are few places left like this in the world, where tribal

attire and customs continue much as they have for centuries.

Advisory: photos of tribal people contain full nudity. 16 minutes

NOTICE: if nudity offends you, select this version.

Travel Slideshows

Photos by Larry Hallock

Antarctica & Arctic Circle

Antarctica is a land of superlatives: it is the highest, the windiest, the

coldest and the driest land on earth—and by many accounts, the most

beautiful.  xx minutes  Under construction. See a preview of this one

in the slideshow titled “Around the World in 80 Slides.”

...Made viewable for
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Beautiful Ethiopia    

Less than two percent of visitors to Ethiopia go to the tribal areas.

Most go to the areas pictured in this slideshow.  xx minutes

India & Nepal    

I went to see India, but fell in love with Nepal on this trip.

(India limited to New Delhi and Agra.)   xx minutes

See a preview of this one in the slideshow titled “Around

the World in 80 Slides.”

Madagascar     Smaller laptop version here.

An exotic and enchanted land, home to many species of flora and

fauna found nowhere else in the world, including the lemurs.  xx minutes

Machu Picchu plus Abancay, Peru...

This “Lost City of the Incas” is one of the world’s great archeological

treasures. View it from atop that mountain (Wana Picchu) that towers

in the background of many photos of Machu Picchu.  5.5 minutes

Those wonderful old folks of Peru   

One of my favorite slideshows. Some of us so enjoyed our visit to the

Old Folks Home that we returned another day, bringing bakery treats.

I will never forget them. Now, perhaps you won’t, either.   3.5 minutes

Thailand (and other Asia)    

The Grand Palace complex should be named the Eighth Wonder of the World.

But it’s the floating market that I like best.  xx minutes

Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach

Just a handful of beach pictures.  3 minutes

Around the World in 80 Slides

Favorite shots from here and there.  5 minutes

South Africa plus Victoria Falls and other southern Africa

We lived on a train for more than two weeks—not the luxurious Blue

Train, but close enough. We traveled at night, went on safaris and side

trips during the day (5 vehicles traveled with us on the train).  xx minutes

Children from Around the World    

If only I’d planned on this slideshow starting with my first trip.... But I didn’t,

so it’s incomplete. But it’s one of my favorites, especially for its inclusion of

the “Prayer for Children” by Ina Hughs. It’s profound.  7 minutes

Repairing cleft lips & club feet in Ethiopia

You could spend a lifetime trying, and still not make a dent in the over-

whelming needs. But you can know certain lives were greatly changed

because you were there. It’s a great feeling.   xx minutes

Smaller laptop version here.

Helping the indigent at a hospital in Peru  And some Peru in general.

You don’t have to know medicine or speak Spanish to help. Volunteers

are always needed. And you make such great friends! 18 minutes

Smaller laptop version here.

The Surgeries    

Squeamish alert! Not for everyone, these are a few of the up-close photos

of surgeries I was asked to document during the second week of my hosp-

ital volunteer work in Peru. No sound; view at your own pace.  xx photos

1965 Three-Continent College Tour    

Yeah, that’s right, I’ve been imposing my slideshows on friends for 4 decades. This

one is notable for being so dated—college kids touring Europe in suits!—& the diary

of a very trying journey to Mount Sinai (toggle to manual mode to stop and read

those slides). That’s me in the picture; amazingly, I haven’t changed at all.  3 1/2 min.

There’s a grief that can’t be spoken    

A memorial to too many friends too soon lost. Even if you don’t know the

people, I think this one will speak to you.   xx minutes

Slow Boat to China—Brunch Cruise, 2007

Short, cutesy record of a Sunday morning brunch cruise—of interest

to those who were there, and for the great off-shore views of spectacular

Chicago.   4 minutes    

Worlds Apart    

I like the interracial overtones of kinship in this selection from the

Tony Award-winning musical of the year, Big River. So I paired it

with these beautiful faces from the internet.  xx minutes

River in the Rain    

...Another favorite piece from the adventures of Huck Finn in the musical,

Big River. Life is like riding down this great river—it can destroy the

things we treasure, and yet...  Photos from the internet.  xx minutes

Slideshows without active links are still under construction...

Monks, Thailand. © Larry Hallock of Chicago

Winter World of Love     For friends only; link disabled.

Just fooling around with my new camera—of interest only to friends. 

3.5 minutes

No Matter What   

Who would believe this Frank Lloyd Webber hit (huge in Europe) is

from a musical having absolutely nothing to do with what it seems?

But it’s great precisely for what it seems!  xx minutes

Hear this song on YouTube (large-screen quality!). Then check out this unique

performance with Pavarotti & children’s choir, or this with Brokeback Mountain visuals.

All artistry is protected by law. Please respect copyrights.

Luxury Train Ride    

Not all cars on this train were created equal. Choose your ticket care-

fully for this 10-hour trip from Lake Titicaca to Cuzco, Peru, and live with

the consequences: $16 or $125.  7 minutes (Train segment follows pictures

of  Copacabana, Bolivia, Lake Titicaca and Puno, Peru)

Dairy Country  plus a house I worked on.     

In a word, rural Wisconsin is just plain wholesome—at least it seems so to the

senses and to the camera’s eye, whether in summer or in winter. Throw in the

little towns and the Amish, and it’s perfectly picturesque for pictures.

9 minutes (7 of Wisconsin +2 of the house I worked on)

These slideshows are Quicktime movies.

Quicktime comes with all computers—but is a free download if you don’t have it.

Read first: These are large-format, high-quality slideshows (not small & grainy like YouTube), which means bigger files, longer load times. So it’s a good idea to allow the movie to buffer a little before clicking the little Play button (watch the thin gray progress bar) to assure smooth playback.