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Breakfast in Paris, Lunch in Rome, Dinner in London
by Phil G. Giriodi   

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Publisher:  Tate Publishing ISBN-10:  1616634731 Type: 


Copyright:  September 14, 2010 ISBN-13:  9781616634735

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Follow the author as he explores erupting volcanoes, dives with whales, swims with dolphins, travels with presidents, runs with the cops on narco busts, flies into the eye of a hurricane and nights spent with the homeless on skid-row plus so much more.

Phil G. Giriodi has spent fifty years as a television network broadcast photojournalist. Many of those years were spent with CBS Network News and later with his own video production company in Hawaii. He was awarded thirty-one national and international awards for his work as well as the coveted 'EMMY' for Individual Achievement. His work has taken him throughout the world on assignments as well as exploring erupting volcanoes, diving with whales, swimming with dolphins, traveling with presidents and the pope plus accompanying the cops on drug busts, flying into the eye of a hurricane as well as outrunning forest fires and spending time with major celebrities and the homeless. In each chapter you'll see the world through the eyes of a multiple-award-winning photojournalist who lived his dream. A fascinating story for anyone from the ages of 8 to over 100 with with an encouragement to follow your own dreams while letting nothing stand in your way. 342 pages of excitement, moments of tragedy, frightening brushes with natural disasters, interviews with over 60 celebrities and eye opening walks with the homeless. You'll see the world through the eyes of a photojournalist who lived his dream.

Shafts of golden light illuminated this remarkable sight as we gingerly climbed up the old footholds the Anasazi, the ancient ones, had climbed over a thousand years before. Upon reaching the top, we entered a small opening into an enormous dwelling while being extremely careful not to disturb even the minutest artifact. It was eerily beautiful, as if the occupants had left only a short time before our arrival. The vessels were placed as though they had just been used that very day. There were remnants of charcoal still in the fire pit. To this observer, it looked as though the charcoal would still be warm to the touch even though it had been there hundreds of years and sheltered from the elements by an enormous overhanging cliff and a stone wall that enclosed their dwelling. Out of respect, we spoke in quiet reverence. As we gazed back in the direction from which we had just come, it was evident that the original dwellers would have been able to spot their enemy approaching from miles away and thus were offered a measure of security. A spiritual feeling permeated this former tribal residence, and it seemed to welcome us for a brief stay. While I continued to videotape this awe-inspiring sight, I wondered why the Anasazi had left their aerie so suddenly.

By late afternoon, a gentle wind lingered in the canyon. We could hear it caress the trees as it softly enveloped us. Slate gray clouds began to form in the northern part of the sky, and a distant bolt of lightning followed by rumbling thunder hinted of an impending storm, soon confirmed by a much closer clap of thunder followed by a light sprinkling of rain. Long, mysterious shadows fell over the ancient dwelling, as if to indicate that it was time for us to take our leave. As we began our hike back down the canyon to our waiting helicopter, I stopped for one last look at this magnificent dwelling, and I thought of the wisdom of the ancient Native Americans who lived in complete harmony with the land.

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When Phil Giriodi was just a boy, he knew exactly what he wanted to do-he wanted to get out of his small town and become a photojournalist, traveling the world and experiencing everything he could.And he did just that. Come along on this fascinating journey as Phil has Breakfast in Paris, Lunch in Rome, Dinner in London, all on the same day. A must read for anyone from the ages of 9 to over 100.

Giriodi's book is a delight to read. You'll feel as though you're beside him on assignment as he travels the world seeking adventure while capturing images for all to see.

Giriodi inspires you to expand your horizons and seek out adventure in your own life while following your dream.

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