Hi. I’m Robert. This will not only serve to fulfill my first assignment, but it will also give future viewers of this blog a little background about myself and where I’ve been. I was born in 1997 in Majuro, Marshall Islands.
I was adopted by a Military family, and brought to Virginia before I even turned 1. We lived in Quantico until I was 4, and my family was transferred over to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan.
We stayed there for about three years, and we were transferred once again; this time to Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany.
After two years of living there, my father’s oversea tour was over, and we came back to Virginia; this time moving out into rural Spotsylvania. I have since lived here for the past nine or so years, but the impact that the cultures and histories of the world had on me in my time overseas has not left. I love the world outside of Virginia, and I want to learn more.
-PS: A former student of my professor of this class said I’d score bonus points if I brought Mongolians into the topic at any time, so here is the “Legacy of Genghis Khan.”
Fig. 1. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Majuro aerial. 6 November 2013, Photographic print. Available from: Flickr Commons, https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfataustralianaid/10703502814/in/photolist-hiQftY-UaifE8-hizZiq-BX4C3r-BUKVNf-f7jnNZ-f7jnJ4-f7yBrb-f7jnk8-f7jncH-hk3duQ-7S5Qyz-4c5cwK-TLVySA-TLTJME-Sy1GrA-RnG9nM-SBGwu2-RnG1CP-RnG6Ec-RnG8up-RnG7yM-RnG4ZZ-Sy1GQm-Rk6xNs-RnG67t-Sy1G6A-S2RPME-SBGvRi-SqnEHg-RnG5wa-SqnE14-SqnKjk-RnG4kT-SqnG6M-SqnFoz-Ji7Kxp-bDyJeN-foZJRf-nSe1xy-BCaefU-C2YUsW-B7M8tA-C2YV1j-f7yABW-hi1WRr-C5mfoc-BvQsBB-BX4EaT-C5mgv2 (accessed September 7, 2017).
Fig. 2. Héctor García, Kadena Air Base. 30 December 2006, Photographic print. Available from: Flickr Commons, https://www.flickr.com/photos/torek/3181361809/in/photolist-5R8j2F-5R8jdk-7BMj25-5R8iZk-5Rczq3-5R8j8B-5R8iU6-5R8jaM-7BHwXg-XyJDX3-7Ys4zK-npBnj4-xmaXh-7oNiQB-nG4xAL-7oNiLa-4owMBN-sKcetM-4cAsXy-3xS1AM-7oSaYb-qT2NqV-74cSSj-7oSbgb-iHiwD-7Yx2yd-7oSbdC-7kNEYT-7oNj6P-7oNiNz-3xWqxm-5qDKgr-7Yvj5f-oiLtW9-7oNiH8-e1Xn4B-7oNiBe-2Bnegn-7oSbtJ-9rf4wS-e23Za1-6vKhEg-eytdaj-oZekDV-8fGFEN-7hK3WB-3xS2st-7oNiYn-pcuUo7-7Yvj2Y (accessed September 7, 2017).
Fig. 3. Edgar Ja, Stuttgart. 13 May 2017, Black and white photographic print. Available from: Flickr Commons, https://www.flickr.com/photos/edgarjansen/34262123933/in/photolist-SLKW1w-UcCkLH-NECTiV-QTf4xo-4zmhm3-8EaGEY-UDGKkH-ayCQdm-PaN6yM-jk3mBx-CTcvZ8-TCLf88-tnq8m-wgxekp-tUkTzn-tBL879-tUt9Zn-sXvQ4x-zWFBgB-TFh3jk-DKimFg-By937k-95jM5g-8WbQy3-LLMNa4-LodpL4-Qbtp2s-U5Axbf-iinFsc-ihduN1-Q5HzX1-D1wheu-bTvzBr-Wq2WSG-mgKicU-sXv7SK-8vj1c6-FG9Mfx-6a9hKy-yjjj6m-8wkV7P-8v4PL2-me1fy5-C3BkcN-8w3vmG-8uUBVJ-mjQpQX-nPpsik-kQoBBx-nAsCMR (accessed September 7, 2017).
Fig. 4. Cool Art, Genghis Khan Legacy. 11 February 2013, Black and white photographic print. Available from: Flickr Commons, https://www.flickr.com/photos/57901271@N02/8465907284/in/photolist-5Peby9-5Pebn1-9Cn5Ug-7pvtPm-owbYQD-fD5D2P-dU6ZhG-e9sWzF-ouKcBn-9Cq1jA-5Pebpm-atox2Q-rNcGKW-5pBCgL-dZj5Dt-5P9UBT-e9yAtL-85K2yh-oydVCn-VfjgyA-9Cn7or-kmuu5U-5ivdzw-5PebqG-adotTj-4pnzmP-9Cq2Ej-e9sXzi-eU33z-4V1JV8-e9yzVG-aYEGmz-aDxsr4-5Peb8w-bf9Hce-7prBdH-akBwG-9BgiRM-7j8ne7-5Peb5N-qjoWzo-e9yAnw-7prBaz-LAH8Cy-KGRq2D-e9sVWT-dJTznY-9Cq2wu-e9yzJy-e9sVri (accessed September 7, 2017).