12-05-13 The Real Rosetta Stone

When I say “Rosetta Stone” you probably think of a well-advertised foreign language learning tool. But the actual Rosetta Stone (pictured here), which is housed in The British Museum, was the key to translating ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics into English. There are three different languages/scripts on this stone, two of which were decipherable. But, in the…

02-26-13 Japanese Garden

Here is the chain of consciousness that led me to post this photo: I’m not impressed with the options available on TV I check my DVR for possibilities I find that I have recorded 9 episodes of “Lonely Planet,” a travel show I start watching the first one, which is set in London Half-way through,…

02-25-13 Tree Top Walk

I apologize to those who are subscribed to my blog posts via email: I have posted 9 times in the last 12 hours. And that means that you are getting bombarded. But don’t give up on the subscription. I promise that I won’t get quite so far behind in this blog any time soon. You’re…

A View From the Eye

It’s the London Eye, of course. This is a shot I took several years ago on a trip with students that took us to London, Paris and Rome. The Thames looks really brown in this photo, but some of that is due to the HDR and contrast process I applied to this photo. Canon 5D…

It’s Not a Ferris Wheel

The London Eye may well be one of those metal things that are built for special occasions and then end up being iconic – such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Space Needle in Seattle. The good thing about the London Eye is that if you take a ride in it, you get…