Paths - A World Wide Panorama
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- Scale, March 14–24, 2013
- Best Of 2012, January 1st — December 31st
- Necessity, Sept. 15–23, 2012
- Heritage, June 15–24, 2012
- Culture, January 1st 2012 - December 31st, 2013
- Best Of 2011, December 16th – 31st, 2011
- History, September 16-25, 2011
- Family, June 16–27, 2011
- Limits, March 18-27, 2011
- International Year of Forests, January 1st, 2011 - December 31st, 2013
- Best Of 2010, January 1st - December 30th, 2010
- Crossroads, September 18-26, 2010
- Forgotten Places, June 19–27, 2010
- Food, March 18-28, 2010
- Best Of 2009, January 1st - December 30th, 2009
- Performing Arts, September 17-22, 2009
- Time, June 18-22, 2009
- Diversity, March 18—23, 2009
- Best Of 2008, January 1st - December 30th, 2008
- Color, September 18-23, 2008
- Elevation, June 18-22, 2008
- Beginnings, March 19-23, 2008
- Wrinkle Tribute, December Solstice - 0608 UT, 22 December 2007 +/- 12 h
- Best of 2007, January 1st - December 28th, 2007
- Sustenance, September 19-23, 2007
- Community, June 15-21, 2007
- Atmosphere, March 20-25, 2007
- Best of 2006, January 1st - December 31st, 2006
- Transportation, September 20-24, 2006
- Gardens, June 20-25, 2006
- Borders, March, 2006
- Best of 2005, January 1st - December 31st, 2005
- Energy, September, 2005
- Water, June, 2005
- Marketplace, March, 2005
- Sanctuary, December, 2004
- Bridges, September, 2004
- World Heritage, June, 2004
- The Original WWP, March 20, 2004
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by Pat Swovelin
noun, plural paths [pathz, pahthz, paths, pahths].
1. a way beaten, formed, or trodden by the feet of persons or animals.
2. a narrow walk or way: a path through a garden; a bicycle path.
3. a route, course, or track along which something moves: the path of a hurricane.
Initially that may sound pretty boring but once you start to think about it as it relates to where you are on the planet all sorts of possibilities open up. Paths involves both paths of the present world (e.g., freeways, roads and sidewalks, insect/animal trails, contrails (they show the paths in the sky planes fly in), star trails, rivers, glaciers) and of the past also (e.g., where Hannibal crossed the Alps or the paths that Asians used when they migrated across Beringa and wound up populating the western hemisphere or where ships sailed from the Marquesas and later discovered Hawai'i or all roads lead to Rome or the scarring left in cliffs by glaciers as they moved towards the sea or an old lava flow). There are paths all around you if you just have the eyes to see them.
Show us some.
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