Weeds

Messy, incon­ve­nient, decayed or rot­ting. Pond weed seems an unpromis­ing sub­ject. I found these images clog­ging up the back­wa­ters of my cat­a­log. As alw...

Domes

Domes, like pyramids, are at the intersection of engineering and art; we admire them for both reasons.

Gray Poles

A series of images tak­en on a grey after­noon at a mari­na not far from my home. Please click the image below to down­load a small PDF file (about 7MB) of thes...

Rust

Late one after­noon with noth­ing bet­ter to pho­to­graph, and inter­est­ed in try­ing out a new lens, I took some shots of some rusty old ship­ping con­tain­er...

San Francisco

A col­lec­tion of images tak­en in June, 2018, dur­ing a vis­it to San Fran­cis­co to see the SFO Oper­a’s pro­duc­tion of Wag­n­er’s Ring des Niebelun­gen. The...

Bologna Rosso

A view from the Torre d’Asinel­li For decades after World War II, while the increas­ing­ly cor­rupt Chris­t­ian Democ­rats held nation­al office in Italy, the B...

Late Byzantine mosaics

In the hills behind Paler­mo, Sici­ly, is the com­mu­ni­ty of Mon­reale — “Roy­al Moun­tain” — and the Cathe­dral of the Assump­tion of the Vir­gin, built by a ...

Hellenistic-Roman Mosaics

Sep­tem­ber 4, 476 C.E. is the con­ven­tion­al date — sanc­tioned by Edward Gib­bon — for the end of the Roman Empire. On that day, the mil­i­tary leader of the...

Early Byzantine Mosaics

The Sec­ond Com­ing when an eter­nal­ly youth­ful Christ, seat­ed on a watery globe from which pour the four rivers of Eden, hands the Mar­tyrs Crown to Saint V...