11-25-13 A Nicely Painted Ceiling

Given that I talked a bit about the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel yesterday, I thought I’d post my one and only photo of the ceiling, “accidentally” taken in 2004. Photography is not allowed, but in the crowded and somewhat chaotic chapel, my camera somehow went off. And this is what I ended up with….

11-24-13 The Mysterious Moon Jellyfish

Here’s another capture from the Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska. As I was working on getting this photo ready for this post, it occurred to me that the photos you see here fall into one of about three categories: photos that demonstrate a process, photos that attempt to show a unique or new…

Moses Takes A Break

I don’t think that Moses ever made it to southern California but if he had, I’m sure he would have enjoyed the palms and the pure morning sun as I did the morning I took this photo. My son, Brian, has astutely observed that this version of Moses doesn’t have the horns that Michelangelo gave…

02-04-10 He Has Horns!

This is Michelangelo’s “Moses,” and it is housed in one of the most unassuming places any great work art resides – the Church of St. Peter in Chains in Rome. Michelangelo was commissioned to do Pope Julius II’s tomb and Moses was to be one of 50 sculptures to decorate the tomb. Humility? I don’t…

03-16-09 St. Peter’s Basilica – Rome

Visiting St. Peter’s is an overwhelming experience and I’m guessing that the architects had that in mind when they planned this massive place. The dome that appears in this photo was designed by Michelangelo, but sadly he died before its completion. The structure with the darker, bronze pillars rising from the left corner of the…