When the selfie stick burst on the scene a couple of years ago, I assumed it was an elaborate Internet hoax. It seemed like one of those fake products that was a social commentary on narcissism, consumerism, or some such thing. It turned out that they’re real and becoming more popular.
Alan Taylor from the Atlantic posted the winning pictures from the 2015 Traveler’s photo contest.
For weeks now, pro-democracy protest groups have occupied parts of central Hong Kong, calling for open elections and the resignation of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. Local police have been urging the demonstrators to leave for days, and have recently stepped up efforts to dismantle barricades on several major roads – only to have many of them rebuilt hours later. Tensions boiled over last night, leading to a violent clash between police and protesters.
Alan Taylor at the Atlantic has a stunning collection of photos from the scene.
One down side of living in South Florida is that even when the Fall months arrive, it is never this kind of Fall.