A Tribute to the Queen

A Tribute to the Queen

The date; Monday, June 12, 2017.  Place, London. Event; The Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace.  Got there early to get our spot at the gates. Found a square on the pavement to perch ourselves, and peer through the bars.  Early, we arrived.  We had to stay put and hold on tight or others would [...]

Generator

Why do some places just pop out at me?  Can't be sure, but this is one of them.  On a street in North London, I found this incredibly intriguing doorway.  It's so electrical!  The name on the entrance called my attention and then I go to looking at the whole scene.  The decoration over the [...]

On the road again

  Traveling is an adventure.  When you have a destination in mind the getting there can be wrought with interesting sights, such as these urban landscapes.  The living spaces stacked upon one another in the apartment building of the Bronx seems an inhumane way of existence.  Growing up in a small midwestern town, I was [...]

If you come back someday.

The day is waiting!  Dawn passed before I awoke, and the sun is getting too bright for comfort.  Alas, one mustn't begrudge the sunshine, though there is nothing like a rainy day to set thoughts in motion. Having awakened with a clean slate, alongside one of many chores, and things to do, I ask, "Which [...]

James Joyce “The Dubliners”

A reading of "The Dubliners" will make you marvel at James Joyce's poetic prose and caricature of various personages as they roam through the streets of this city.  It makes one want to get on a plane and go to Ireland.  I downloaded these stories gratis on my iphone with ibooks.  Since I always have [...]

A thing of the past

Why do people chase down their ancestors, pouring through letters and documents with frayed edges, faded ink on sheets of paper which crumble in your hands  and between your fingers?  I guess the answer is in the question.  As we strive  for a paperless society, documents become exceedingly inaccessible, buried in forgotten computer files, the [...]

American Battle Monuments: Normandy, Brittany and Pointe du Hoc

These are a few of the photographs I took when we visited the Normandy and Brittany American Cemeteries this summer.  These two cemeteries are on French soil but their maintenance and care are under the American Battle Monuments Commission - http://www.abmc.gov.  Pointe du Hoc is along the coast overlooking cliffs which the Allied Forces climbed, [...]