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Investigating the Former Paraguayan Dictatorship

My latest research for a new novel takes me to Asuncion, Paraguay

ASUNCION, Paraguay (Feb 12-13, 2011) -- This entry is a work in progress, but here are some pictures for a start and at the bottom a special entry on scene development...

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----- Travel Essentials Summary (and Ratings) -----
Hotels: Sheraton Asuncion*****(8.5)
Restaurants:
Bars/Night Clubs:

All photos and text Copyright © 2011 A.C. Frieden. No reproduction permitted without prior written approval by A.C. Frieden. For reproduction rights and higher resolution images, send email to afrieden[at]avendiapublishing.com.

Posted by AC Frieden 17:51 Archived in Paraguay Comments (0)

More Aerial Photography over Uruguay

Additional flight over Punta del Este, Uruguay for an upcoming aerial photography book

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (Feb. 4, 2011) -- The coast of Uruguay is an ideal setting for aerial photographs. I took the opportunity to fly with a friend in a Schweizer helicopter over the resort town and surroundings. The aerial photography book will feature pictures from this flight as well as a broader flight from last year that included other towns north and south of Punta del Este. As a pilot, any time spent in a plane is awesome, and when pictures turn into publications, that's even more satisfying. This comes a few weeks after hearing news that a recent aerial photograph I took in New York will be featured on the cover of another book, "The Other Islands of New York City" (The Countryman Press; due out in June 2011).

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Finding Scenes for a Thriller in Sofia, Bulgaria

Researching scenes of intrigue in Sofia's old district


View Bulgaria 2010 on AC Frieden's travel map.

A lot more information is forthcoming, but in the meantime here are some pictures from the trip...

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Delving into Romania's Revolution and Cold War Past

Researching scenes and historical political issues for a new thriller


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A lot more information about this trip is forthcoming, but in the meantime here are some pictures...

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Posted by AC Frieden 15:47 Archived in Romania Comments (0)

Examining the NATO Bombing of Serbia (Part II - Targets)

Researching the 1999 NATO-Yugoslavia Conflict for a New Thriller


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BELGRADE, Serbia (Sep. 18-20, 2010) -- I arrived in Belgrade, Serbia to investigate key aspects of the country’s 1999 military conflict with NATO as part of my research for an upcoming thriller. NATO launched a major bombing campaign against the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on March 24, 1999 and the conflict lasted until June 11, 1999, causing extensive damage to the country’s military and civilian infrastructure.

Here are some of the buildings that were targeted during the bombing campaign. Some buildings have never been repaired or torn down.

(more pics and details will be posted soon)

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Posted by AC Frieden 19:29 Archived in Serbia Comments (0)

Examining the NATO Bombing of Serbia (Part I - Weaponry)

Researching the 1999 NATO-Yugoslavia Conflict for a New Thriller


View Romania 2010 & Serbia 2010 on AC Frieden's travel map.

BELGRADE, Serbia (Sep. 18-20, 2010) -- I arrived in Belgrade, Serbia to investigate key aspects of the country’s 1999 military conflict with NATO as part of my research for an upcoming thriller. NATO launched a major bombing campaign against the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on March 24, 1999 and the conflict lasted until June 11, 1999, causing extensive damage to the country’s military and civilian infrastructure. The conflict also allowed NATO, Serbia as well as Russia and China to assess the use of a wide range of weaponry.

Here are pictures of the F117A Nighthawk "Stealth Fighter" on display at the Aviation Museum in Belgrade, Serbia... More details, photos and captions will be posted soon...

THE USAF F-117A "STEALTH FIGHTER" SHOT DOWN ON MARCH 27, 1999

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more pics and details of my research will be posted shortly...

Posted by AC Frieden 19:07 Archived in Serbia Comments (0)

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