Violinists – Berlin

Titanic Memorial – Washington, DC

Titanic Memorial II

THE INSCRIPTION READS:  “TO THE BRAVE MEN WHO PERISHED IN THE WRECK OF THE TITANIC, APRIL 15, 1912.  THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT WOMEN AND CHILDREN MIGHT BE SAVED.  — ERECTED BY THE WOMEN OF AMERICA.”   GERTRUDE VANDERBILT WHITNEY DESIGNED THE MEMORIAL IN 1931.

Horseshoe Canyon, Utah

Memorial – Mount Igman, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mt. Igman MemorialA monument to American diplomats and a French soldier who died in an accident on Mt. Igman en route to Sarajevo during a mission to try and restore peace during the 1992-1995  Bosnian civil war.  The diplomats were Robert C. Frasure, Joseph Kruzel and Nelson Drew; the soldier was Stephan Reault.

Card Game, 1991 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Country Churchyard – Chiddingstone, UK

Church of St. Mary the Virgin Chiddingstone, UKChurch of St. Mary the Virgin in the charming village of Chiddingstone.

Market-bound – Bali, Indonesia

Petra, Jordan

Petra, JordanTowering rock walls guard the entrance to the ancient Nabataen city of Petra.

 

Snake Charmer – Marrakesh, Morocco

Stonehenge – Salisbury Plain, UK

Circle of Lebanon – Highgate Cemetery, London

Sabbathday Lake, Maine

Mid-Day Break – Chiang Rai, Thailand

Vondel Park – Amsterdam

Canterbury Cathedral

Bangkok – Grand Palace Complex

Ely Cathedral – Cambridgeshire, UK

Victorian-era paintings in the cathedral tower.

Victorian-era paintings in the cathedral tower.

Canyonlands – Arizona

Mervyn Peake – Tombstone

Yard of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, in the charming and friendly village of Burpham, Sussex. Mervyn Peake was the author of the famous “Gormenghast” series.

Roman Baths – Bath, UK

Vase on Balcony – Kotor, Montenegro

Abo Ruins – New Mexico

Remains of a 17th Century Spanish mission.

Storm – Route 66 West of Albuquerque

Santa Fe Window

Rio Grande – Trees in the Evening

Rector’s Palace – Dubrovnik, Croatia

U. S. President Barack Obama – Seoul, Korea

Seoul, Korea – March 27, 2012

Presidential Podium

Albuquerque’s West Mesa Volcanos and the Rio Grande

Hyangwonjeong Pavillion in the Park at Gyeongbokgung Palace – Seoul, Korea

Monet’s Garden – Giverny, France

Cao Dai Temple – Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Policeman – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Madonna of the Trail – Albuquerque

Madonna of the Trail

This sculpture is near the intersection of 4th and Marble in Albuquerque. It is one of a series of identical monuments placed in the 12 states through which the National Old Trails Highway passed. The monuments were intended to memorialize the contributions of pioneer women in settling the American West. The speaker at the 1928 dedication of the Albuquerque sculpture was Harry S. Truman (later, U.S. president), who at the time was a county  judge in Missouri. All the monuments were sculpted by August Leimbach. For decades, Albuquerque’s Madonna of the Trail was ensconced in a pretty neighborhood park; unfortunately the park was destroyed around the sculpture to make way for a public building–an architectural monstrosity of which Albert Speer would have been proud. The sculpture is sadly diminished by such surroundings.

Monument inscription: “To the pioneer mother of America, through whose courage and sacrifice the desert has blossomed, the camp became a home, the blazed trail a thoroughfare.”

Plaza – St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest

Castle Museum Chapel – Budapest

Old Friends – Pocitelj, Bosnia

Two men waiting to enter the mosque for mid-day prayers in the town of Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lake Powell, Utah

Audrey

 

Mosaic – Church of the Holy Trinity – Budva, Montenegro

Stroll in Sarajevo

Musician – Orhid, Macedonia

Bright Angel Canyon

Monument Valley

Storm – White Sands, New Mexico

Curves and Shadows – White Sands, New Mexico

Near Cedar Ridge, Arizona

Valles Caldera – New Mexico

This area was formed when the land collapsed following a massive volcanic eruption 1.15 million years ago. The eruption left this 12-mile wide cauldron-shaped depression.

Rio Grande Gorge – New Mexico

Antelope Canyon – Arizona

Chama River near Abiquiú, New Mexico

Bison Herd – Northwest Arizona

Decline

Ancient Rock Art – Horseshoe Canyon, Utah

Part of the Great Gallery in Horseshoe Canyon.  These ghostly, life size pictographs are estimated to be 2,000 – 4,000 years old.

Colorado Cliffs

Dawson, New Mexico

The inscriptions on the grave markers in this ghost town cemetery show that laborers from many countries worked in the coal mines here.  Some of the worst mining disasters in American history occurred here.   263 miners were killed in an October 1913 explosion, and another 123 perished in a 1923 accident. An interesting history of Dawson is at http://www.legendsofamerica.com/HC-Dawson1.html/.

Cloverdale

Cloverdale is a ghost town in the far south of New Mexico. This is the last building left standing from the old town.

Santo Tomaś church – Abiquiú, New Mexico

This adobe church is in the village of Abiquiú in northern New Mexico where the American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe, lived for many years.

Bedouin Tent at Wadi Rum, Jordan

Hillside, Jordan