Monday, December 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Villa 'La Rotonda', designed by Andrea Palladio, just outside Vicenza, Italy. A beautiful place, and one of the many buildings realized by the prolific Venetian architect.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A giant sperm whale surfaces off the coast of Kaikoura, New Zealand, against the backdrop of the Southern Alps, South Island. The whale's play and feeding ground is one of the deep trenches in the area, and it connects with the abyssal Kermadec Trench, at about 30,000 feet one of the deepest spots on earth. The mountain range in the background was formed at the same time, being pushed up in the grinding mingle of the Pacific and the Australian tectonic plates.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Venus and Jupiter over the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, March 2012.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Kids playing in the medina of Marrakech, Morocco. I was maybe a hundred feet away, but the moment I raised my camera, three kids started play-acting and -posing.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My friend at the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, and half a moon.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Boulangerie and Patisserie in Cassis, Côte d'Azur. In Italian called 'Costa Azzurra' it's a beautiful stretch of coastline that includes several towns like Nice, Cannes, and others like Cassis. Cassis is a beautiful little town that tourists flock to during the summer months -understandably so. I had to be very very patient to get this shot, with about a hundred other people walking by until I got the one I wanted at the right moment.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A yellow-headed collared lizard is basking in the New Mexico sun.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fajada Butte, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Great street food from one of the many stands at Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech, Morocco.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Kenroku-en in Kanazawa, one of the Three Great Gardens in Japan.

Kenroku-en means "garden which combines six characteristics – the six aspects considered important in the notion of an ideal gardens: spaciousness, serenity, venerability, scenic views, subtle design, and coolness."

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Monkey business in Marrakech.

Donkey business in Marrakech.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Gli Scalzi, Venezia.
One of the many beautiful church facades in Venice, Gli Scalzi was built in the 17th century, and today the train station is located right next to it. It doesn't house as many artistic treasures as other Venetian churches, also because it lost an important Tiepolo fresco in 1915, when an Austrian shell hit the church.

At the adjacent train station, sleepy pigeons (the flying rats of Venice), are basking in the first rays of the winter sun, occupying the sign of Italy's 'Ferrovie Statali'.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Arsenale, Venezia.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Florence, looking east from the ceramics museum, combined with trees at the Boboli gardens.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I Gesuiti, Venice, front and back.
It goes to show that in order to hold still for the camera for hundreds of years, we need some reinforcement.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

In front of the church of San Giorgio Maggiore.

San Giorgio Maggiore was designed by Andrea Palladio, and the views from its campanile are nothing less than spectacular.

San Giorgio keeps watch over the Bacino San Marco, the space between the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and San Marco.

San Marco is about a mile away, illuminated by the weak November rays of the sun.