08-05-12 Window Peeking

In my quest for something other than landscape and macro photos for this blog, I have gone “dumpster diving,” which is my term for going back to old photos that people more organized than I would have gotten rid of a long time ago. This picture, taken in Delft, Netherlands, is certainly not art. But…

The Orange Sailor

It is a rare event that I have the pleasure of sailing with one of my sons. I would also imagine that it is a rare thing that anyone sails on Lake Oahe with the official FIFA World Cup colors of the Netherlands football team. But both were true yesterday as my son Brian and…

07-17-09 Centraal Station – Amsterdam

Scott P and I were waiting to catch the morning train to Paris. As busy as this train station is, I was struck by the peacefulness at the moment I took this photo. As I look at the picture, I am also drawn to the fact that the golden morning sunlight streaming in the windows…

06-02-09 City Hall – Delft, Netherlands

I’m embarrassed to admit this but one of the pleasures of visiting Delft last summer was standing in the very spot Scarlet Johansson stood in “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” I like Scarlet but I don’t think she likes me. This building, incidentally, isn’t far from the spot she stood and is pictured in the…