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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
For this one, I’m going light on words – just some photos from my week-long trip through the Alps, captioned for location. (As always, clicking on an image embedded in the post will take you to a larger version.)
When one visits Paris, one photographs the Eiffel Tower. Here’s mine.
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 [...]
Looking down into the valley near Simeria, Romania after my attempt to detour around a traffic jam was thwarted by the path forking in four directions, none obviously heading the way I wanted.
Field of sunflowers outside Bulgarus, Romania.
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 [...]
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.
While riding in Germany last week, I came across this fairytale setting. I have no idea the name of this castle.
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).
The view of Yosemite Valley from the Wawona Tunnel parking area.
Half Dome is one of the most iconic and recognized rock forms in Yosemite Valley, and also one of my favorite features of the Valley. I took a few photographs of it while I was there a few weeks back.
… 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)
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