Temple Art — the Nile

I took a boat along the Nile from Lux­or to the dam at Aswan and then flew on to Abu Sim­bel in May 2011. It was a fab­u­lous tour made even bet­ter by the dete...

Palermo album cover

Palermo — art and grunge

An album of photos from a 2-day visit to Palermo, Sicily, in 2018. A fascinating, if unlovely, city with uniquely complex history and some outstanding architect...

Roof architecture of Japan

Yes, I know this sounds a bit weird. Images of Japan­ese roofs? Real­ly? Look­ing through hun­dreds of images I took in Japan last year, I couldn’t work out how...

Domes

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

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...

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...

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 ...