Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Missing Places: Big Old Barn


Here is a beautiful old barn, located in northern Illinois west of DeKalb. It has been rendered as a painting in order to bring out the hues in the sky and the grass. The photo was taken in 2004, but the barn has since disappeared. I know generally where it was, but have no way to locate its site precisely now.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Missing Places: Old Iowa Farm


I'm posting abandoned farm buildings this week; one of my favorite subjects. For this week the photos will be of old buildings that have subsequently disappeared. In this case the photo itself is also old. It was shot on film back in 2000. The photo today is of an abandoned farm in Iowa.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sensoji Pagoda


Sensoji Temple in the Asakusa section of Tokyo is the oldest temple in the city, having been founded 1300 years ago.  This photo is of the five story pagoda on the temple grounds, rendered in black and white.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Missouri Capitol


This is a springtime view of the impressive Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, Missouri. The building, which is modeled on the US Capitol, will be 100 years old next year.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Royal Treatment


Here's a moody shot of the the elevator in tiny Royal, Illinois, population 293. It's actually a pretty little town in East-Central Illinois. The photo is an infrared shot converted to black and white.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tsukiji


This is the famous tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan, the largest wholesale fish market in the world. This photo was taken in 2005 when visitors could roam freely about the market. By getting there early in the morning (this photo was taken at 6:30 a.m.) you could watch the action as lots of fish were bought and sold. Unfortunately, as will happen, inconsiderate and boorish tourists ruined things for everyone and the market was closed to visitors in 2008.

Tsukiji is now in the process of being moved. Over the almost 100 years in its current location on the Tokyo inner harbor, the land it sits on has become some of the most valuable real estate in the world, and is ripe for redevelopment. It will move in November of this year, partly to make way for buildings related to the 2020 Olympics.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Gates


This is a view of the art installation "The Gates" in Central Park in New York City. In February of 2005 the artist Christo installed 18,000 orange "gates" in the park for just two weeks. The gates were about 15 feet high, made of metal with orange fabric hanging on them. They were arranged all around the walkways of Central Park, and visitors could walk through them.  The view here is toward the west side of the park with the towers of the Majestic on the left and the San Remo on the right. The Dakota is barely visible through the trees just to the right of the Majestic.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Moody Mountains


Here is a gloomy view of hills in Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Atlantic Coast Week: Sunrise, Myrtle Beach


Here is the glow of the rising sun over the curving beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Atlantic coast Week: Jacksonville Beach


I'm posting photos from the Atlantic coast this week. We'll start off in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. This is the Jacksonville Beach Pier as seen through the beautiful grasses that cover the dunes.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Vienne


The city of Vienne in east-central France is a wonderful place to visit, with everything from Roman ruins to world famous restaurants. This is a view of the ruins of the Medieval castle.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Rodin in Paris


This is the garden of the wonderful Rodin Museum in central Paris, next to the Hotel Des Invalides. Very much worth a visit if you are in Paris.

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Rain on the Plain


Here is a view of a rain storm moving over the plains of Colorado. This photo was taken from Flagstaff Mountain, above Boulder.