Labro, Italy

Labro, Italy

Last fall I spent three weeks in Italy. My primary reason for going there was to attend Italian Burning Weekend and reconnect with friends I’d met at Nowhere that summer. While at IBW, I met a lovely woman named Jane. She was supposed to head home to Australia immediately after the weekend, but decided to [...]

Marrakech Medina

Marrakech Medina

I spent last Monday wandering through the Medina with Thomas and Alison, a couple of friends from Seattle who are currently in Morocco for a few weeks. We explored the souks, toured the Ali Ben Youssef Medersa (the largest Islamic theological school in Morocco), and enjoyed “Scenes From Daily Life”, an exhibit of photographs of Moroccan history [...]

European Street Art

European Street Art

I like street art. Here’s a selection of some of the more interesting work I’ve seen recently, taken in Italy and Spain between September and November, 2011. (Clicking on any of the images will link you to a full-sized version.) All images were taken with my phone (as Chase Jarvis says, the best camera is [...]

Mont Saint-Michel

Here is a selection of images from my recent visit to Mont Saint-Michel, a fortified island on the coast of Normandy, France. After having just finished reading the five books so far in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, I really felt as if I’d wandered into one of the keeps of [...]

Requisite Eiffel Tower Photo

When one visits Paris, one photographs the Eiffel Tower. Here’s mine.

Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague

Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague

Yesterday I visited the old Jewish Quarter in Prague and toured the Jewish Museum, which spans multiple sites in the area. We toured the Pinkas Synagogue (built in the 16th century, now a Holocaust memorial) and the Spanish Synagogue (built in the 19th century, Moorish influenced interior, houses documents relating to the history of Jews [...]

Images of Brugge

As previously promised, here are a few photos from my visit to Brugge: A residential street close to the city center.   The smallest, narrowest alley in the city. The stairs in the lower middle go to Staminee De Garre, a delightful tavern with more than 100 Belgian beers in the bottle.   A view [...]

Photo: Thatched Roof

An example of the thatched roofs which are quite prevalent in northern Germany and the Netherlands. This building is a childrens’ hospice in Husum, DE, a lovely little town on the North Sea.

Fairy Tales on the Landscape

While riding in Germany last week, I came across this fairytale setting. I have no idea the name of this castle.

Copenhagen View

Copenhagen View

The most glorious view from the 15th-floor apartment I stayed in while in Copenhagen. There are very few buildings more than 6 floors high, so I could see an immense unobstructed swath of the city.  


I was as close to this raven as it looks from this image. It was curious and fearless (undoubtedly as a result of being used to humans as food delivery mechanisms).  

Only in San Francisco ...

Only in San Francisco …

… Can people find a way to misspell my name that is neither of the typical ways.


Bodhi, originally uploaded by stuart updegrave. The head of the Buddha entwined in the roots of a Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa), Ayuthaya, Thailand. Taken in February 2008. (testing Flickr => blog integration)

Skulls, at Choeung Ek Genocide Museum, Cambodia

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