February 22, 2013
The city of Gaudi is Barcelona, of course. The works of architect Antoni Gaudi are among the dominant images of that city, especially his magnificent Sagrada Família, unfinished at his death and still, even today, under construction. Guidebooks and post cards use the Sagrada Família to represent Barcelona almost as iconically as the Eiffel Tower represents Paris. […]
May 22, 2010
If you walk south from the harbour in Barcelona, you will find an area devoted to park. You pass a ridge, rocks layered in two directions. Further on is a public garden featuring cactus. My daughter and I first encountered this garden in 1999, but we came upon it when it was getting dark. […]
February 17, 2010
In the early ’80s, Muddy Waters used to come to Vancouver twice a year to play at the Commodore Ballroom. Once I became aware of these visits, I never missed a performance. I remember the first time I saw him, his piano player was Pinetop Perkins. Muddy could always get the best players in his […]
January 30, 2010
Something which I can now say to my friends (while raising puzzled eyebrows): "You mean there's a coliseum in Rome, too?"
January 26, 2010
Does such a scene have a date? Taken early summer, perhaps, 2001. The rest of the roll (yes, actual film, before everything was digital) contained pictures of London. Father Theo, photo, 2001.
January 14, 2010
Some images of Brussels by day and by night. Next to the cathedral pond, some awning covered eateries. Numerous city landmarks are illuminated during tourist season, adding to the pleasure of a night time walk. Brussels was the home of Hergé (1907-1983), creator of Tintin, one of the most famous characters in 20th century European […]