Prometheus, Unfinished

Seen below is the unfinished reactor core of a nuclear power plant. I had visited this place before, and posted about it in more detail in this previous post. But after that initial exploration, I began visualizing a shot that wasn’t possible on that first visit. At a different time of year, the sun would … Continue reading Prometheus, Unfinished

Cincinnati at Sunset

About a year ago, I decided to bring my camera on a trip to visit friends in Cincinnati. It wasn’t a full-on photo excursion, I just figured I’d get some skyline shots if given the chance. I came away with a couple I thought I’d share. The first is a simple shot looking across the … Continue reading Cincinnati at Sunset

Paths and Palaces of Sintra

About telve miles west of Lisbon lies Sintra, a town which has been home to the most affluent of Portuguese society for centuries. Nestled in a small mountain range named for the town, its elevation and accompanying milder temperatures had made it an ideal summer destination for kings and nobility looking to escape the sweltering … Continue reading Paths and Palaces of Sintra

A Return to Lisbon

I covered Lisbon in a post a couple weeks ago, specifically its Alfama neighborhood. Today, the rest of this city gets a spotlight. I joke that I like to travel so as to get lost in foreign cities. Though I’m not actually trying to get lost, I do like to simply wander around, poking my … Continue reading A Return to Lisbon

Alfama District, Lisbon

The Alfama is the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon, surrounding the medieval Castelo de São Jorge, or St. George’s castle. Originally it comprised the entirety of the city. Some areas directly adjacent to the castle were the most coveted by Portuguese nobility, a home there keeping its residents close to the seat of power, quite literally. … Continue reading Alfama District, Lisbon

Summer

Since the previous post was about spring, it’s only natural that summer would be next. As before, these are photos of a church seen across an urban prairie as well as some old tennis courts. But with the changing of the seasons comes a much different look. I like the tennis courts enough that I … Continue reading Summer

Springtime

Chicagoans like to complain about spring. It goes straight from winter’s cold to summer heat, they say, as if unaware that the couple months of fluctuating temperatures, frequent rain, and gusty winds is, in fact, what spring looks like in the Midwest. It’s as if people expect our dark and raw winters should immediately give … Continue reading Springtime