Jackdaw 13

Dear Reader (2023-08-28),I have news to share. Notes On PhotosAs Samuel Johnson said in 1777, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”, and I am tired of neither.~ 01 – Through a Taxi window~ 03 – One of the places … Continue readingJackdaw 13

Jackdaw 12

Dear Reader (2023-08-21),Correction: I accidently made Jackdaw 11 private. I apologize for doing so, and I have fixed that.—This post is the second for today, and the last of a trio of Vienna posts (Jackdaws 10,11,12). These twelve images are a mish mash of images … Continue readingJackdaw 12

Jackdaw 11

Dear Reader (2023-08-21; updated 22:00) ,Correction: I accidently made this post private. I apologize for doing so, and I have fixed that.—So a couple of days, for any number of debatable reasons, turned into a week. In the first of two posts for today, we … Continue readingJackdaw 11

Jackdaw 10

Dear Reader (2023-08-12),I have new projects and adventures coming soon, and yet I haven’t finished a current one. In other words I need to get my ass in gear. In today’s post we are jumping to Vienna, Austria, because that is the set I felt … Continue readingJackdaw 10

Jackdaw 09

Dear Reader (2023-08-05),Fog, mist, and drizzle drift in and out on our wander (May 2023) through the Belogradchik Rocks and Fortress in Bulgaria. There are only about a dozen of us on this particular tour. For the first hour, we have the place to ourselves. … Continue readingJackdaw 09

Jackdaw 08

Dear Reader (2023-07-15)This afternoon (July 5), my objective is to pretend to write.  This is where words drift in and out.  Semi-articulated phrases are occasionally scrawled onto paper, and then slowly refined.  A dry breeze carries a butterfly across my view.  I am sitting at … Continue readingJackdaw 08

Jackdaw 07

Dear Reader (2023-07-02),There was a time sensitive task I wanted to complete. I have also been working on some materials experiments for the next iteration of Time Frame. Then there was a small problem of too much, and too little to tell. In today’s post … Continue readingJackdaw 07

Jackdaw 06

Dear Reader (2023-06-20),In today’s collection of images, we travel the 2-3 hours by bus from Bucharest to Constanta.  I wander past security guards in Constanta, continue wandering along a boardwalk, and I reflect on and am thankful for my dumb luck.  We also board our … Continue readingJackdaw 06

Jackdaw 05

Dear Reader (2023-06-16),Today we continue our visit to the Bucharest area with stops at the mythical burial place of Vlad the Impaler, and a palace to marvel at floors and fabric.  The palace is also a prompt for a brief discussion about ghosts. I love … Continue readingJackdaw 05

Jackdaw 04

Dear Reader (2023-06-14),A Nigerian friend of mine once asked if I had been to Africa.  With a smile, he said that our trip to Morocco didn’t count.  I could say the same about our initial time in Istanbul.  It doesn’t really count as a visit … Continue readingJackdaw 04

Jackdaw 03

Dear Reader (2023-06-12),The Pink Floyd lines “Careful where you walk, Move along, move along” come to mind.  Oh the dreck I captured.  Today’s presentation challenge is to somehow communicate the lushness of history and visual splendor that is Topkapi Palace, using images that were captured … Continue readingJackdaw 03

Jackdaw 02

Dear Reader (2023-06-10),Yesterday I released the first post (click here) in this new Jackdaw series in which I will try and bring visual sense to our recent travels in Eastern Europe. The map [1] summarizes the cruise portion. Having slept on the current approach for … Continue readingJackdaw 02

Jackdaw 01

Dear Reader (2023-06-09),As some you know we have now returned from our most recent journey, which began in Istanbul.  Following a brief visit to that enticing city, we flew to Bucharest, and then onto the Black Sea where we began our river cruise up the … Continue readingJackdaw 01