Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest
Field of tulips, Central Park Conservatory, NY

Terracotta warriors, Xian, China
The Great Wall of China
Moonrise, Yosemite Valley
Banff, Canada
Sanssouci, under wraps for winter, is the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Potsdam, Germany
Jellyfish, Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
Moongate garden, Suzhou, China
Huangshan (the Yellow Mountains), China. Drawings of these mountains were an inspiration for our trip to China.
Henry Moore sculpture, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Lion, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Our cat
Himeji Castle, Japan
Japanese monk
Gates, Central Park, 2005
Kasuga Shrine, Nara, Japan
The Louvre, Paris. May be not as comprehensive as the Metropolitan Museum, but awesome nonetheless
Gardens at Versailles

showing the exploits of King Ashurbanipal, ~650 BC, British Museum
Belvedere courtyard, Vatican Museum, Rome
Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls, Yosemite
Sequoia National Park is home to some of the largest living things on this planet.

This and all later photos were taken by me, as were many of the earlier ones.
The Alhambra is a palace complex in Granada, Spain. We spent an afternoon there on the way from Venice to Madrid. It’s filled with that wonderful Islamic geometrical detail.
In the Court of the Crimson King
Blue Train
Standing female figure, ca. 2600–2400 b.c., Early Cycladic II. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Foundation Triology is one of the greatest works of science fiction and an excellent piece of literature.

Reportedly, it inspired Paul Krugman to go into economics.

Utah may be on another planet. Bryce Canyon is a prime example
I wouldn’t mind living in Florence for a while. Great food, great art and architecture, truly lovely place. Nicer atmosphere than Rome.

Blink is an excellent Doctor Who episode.
Van Gogh’s Church at Auvers, usually residing in the Musee D’Orsay in Paris. Well worth a visit.
Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne is one of the high points of western civilization. The picture doesn’t do it justice. Galleria Borghese, Rome.
Orchid. Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
Lime plaster statue, Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, about 7200 BC. British Museum
I’m fascinated by ancient Mesopotamia.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, probably my favorite museum.