The freak Earthquake of 2011 surprised Eastern residents of the United States, as it was an unprecedented (for the region, it was pretty wimpy in the history of the world overall) 5.8 on the Richter Scale. This meant that many old buildings were pretty shook up and needed some intensive repairs. (Well, old in The … Continue reading A Monumental Repair
I've been playing around with experimental photography, as you'd know if you saw Night Lights. Today we are looking at shots taken from odd angles of a bridge over the Chesapeake. This bridge has brought me to and from my trips to Chincoteague over the past few year, the site of a lot of photography … Continue reading A New Angle: A Photo Tour
I`m a big fan of good architecture. Really, I am. It`s just that, usually, I tend to prefer traditional architecture. You know, Victorian, Federal, Gothic- it all stirs my artistic soul. Usually when I see some famous piece of modern architecture I just scoff. "Yeah, that`s interesting; but it has no story, no soul!" It`s … Continue reading Falling Water
I do. More than I can count. Well, the 'I' there is rather misleading. None of them are my fault. I actually find Legos to be much too limiting to my creative soul. I like my clay and wire and paint. But my sister and mother, as well as my Mum`s best friend, are crazy … Continue reading Got Legos?
This is Carlyle House, in historic Old Town Alexandria. You`ve noticed I visit the city a lot, haven`t you? I guess I just love this city! Seriously, have you been to any of these places? You`d be a repeat visitor too if you were close enough to have that luxury. One day I`m going to … Continue reading Carlyle House
Russia, how we, well, shiver at thee. I would say 'love', but my teeth are chattering too hard. When I think of Russia, I think of cold. Cold and miserable people, and a steady stream of crooked and dictatorial governments since the dawn of the country itself. I think something about the cold makes people … Continue reading Freedom in Russia