The Cost of Freedom

Need I write more? All the words that can be written, have been written. Please remember one thing today. We have modified the meaning of today’s holiday to include all veterans. That’s a good thing. But, today is really about the heros who never came home. They paid the ultimate price. Pray for them. PrayContinue reading “The Cost of Freedom”

Shanghai Nights

A few days ago I posted a picture of people practicing Tai Chi at the foot of The Bund facing Pudong. This is also looking towards The Bund. In fact, in order to get to its foot, you have to cross this rather busy street. Not to worry. There’s a pedestrian tunnel. Actually, these days, the tunnelContinue reading “Shanghai Nights”

A Vertical City

This image comes from my archives. I’ve been doing a lot of restructuring of my files so images like this keep turning up. I suppose they belong to my “lost” collection which was never really lost. This image is of Central, in Hong Kong, looking toward Wan Chai and Admiralty. It was made from aContinue reading “A Vertical City”

Shanghai Dance

One from my archives. For a while it was a signature picture. It sold well and won a couple of travel photography awards. I think that I was among the earliest photographers to make this picture of people doing Tai Chi on the Bund across from Pudong, in Shanghai, China.  Now, many photographers have gottenContinue reading “Shanghai Dance”

Once Upon A Time In The West

Central Avenue, Albuquerque New Mexico. Old Route 66. Dusk on a cloudy day. For me, it is a picture like this that gives me the sense of what it is like to travel in The Southwest. There’s a a certain mood that comes when you are passing through a place. Dusk. Looking for a hotelContinue reading “Once Upon A Time In The West”


There is a very nice bronze statue of Louis Armstrong in New Orleans. That makes sense. But, most tourists can’t find it because it is located on the levee near the ferry at Point Algiers. That doesn’t make sense. Even though the ferry ride is free for pedestrians, is a very nice way to seeContinue reading “Satchmo”

What I Saw

I spent a few hours in The LowerNinth Ward of New Orleans lastweek. I thought that I would showyou a bit of what I saw. Although there is a small cluster ofvery modern, brightly painted andraised houses in the area of BradPitt’s “Make It Right” project and afew newly rebuilt houses scatteredhere and there throughoutContinue reading “What I Saw”

In The French Quarter

I was wandering around New Orleans’ French Quarter when I passed by Verdi Mart, a legendary store and take away restaurant. It burned a while back and I’m pretty sure that the neighborhood — meaning the entire Quarter — helped to rebuild it. It back and better then ever. Most of the cooking staff wasContinue reading “In The French Quarter”

The River Flows Wide

This is obviously a very new picture. It is the overflowing Mississippi River at New Orleans, Louisiana. The landmarks are these; to the left — those tall buildings — is the CBD of the city, to the right between the telephone poles — and tiny in size — is what looks like a church tower.Continue reading “The River Flows Wide”

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