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...

Granada

The Alham­bra of Grana­da with Charles V’s palace from the Mirador de San Nicholas The cov­er of the eBook shows a famil­iar view of the Alham­bra (“The Red One...

OT: Assassination of Caesar

Not the kind of post I planned for this site. These pho­tos are not intend­ed to be part of my port­fo­lio. Still, it is a sub­ject that I find worth an image. ...

Toledo

The Organ at the back of the Choir of the Cathe­dral of St Mary of Tole­do The city, lodged in a bend of high cliffs over the riv­er Tagus, has been a fortress ...

Cordoba

The colon­nad­ed (‘hipostyle’) hall of the mosque with its dou­bled Moor­ish arch­es and columns of jasper, onyx, mar­ble, gran­ite and por­phyry tak­en from ol...