In 2005, San Jose State University honored former students Tommie Smith and John Carlos with a 22-foot high statue titled Victory Salute, created by artist Rigo 23. It shows Smith and Carlos making a salute to human rights while the national anthem was playing during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics. A […]
When I was in school in England, we were taught in Geography class about patterns of human settlement. We learned that linear settlement occurs when houses and shops are built alongside roadways. Nucleated settlement occurs at roadway intersections or at significant resources like seaports or river crossings. At […]
While looking through my photos I realized that I often take pictures of things in rows. I’m sure there is some deep psychological reason for this. Perhaps it is because I have a need for order, or that symmetry is visually satisfying, or maybe rows of things just […]
Inspired by the Thursday Doors at Norm 2.0 via The Chicago Files here are a couple of doors that caught my attention. The first two pictures are of the splendid doors to the Post Office on 1st Street in San Jose, California. The third photo is of a doorway in […]
I don’t watch award shows, and I’m sure that I’m not alone in this. So, for those of us not watching the Academy Awards, here are a few of my photos. They don’t fit any theme or follow any particular order. They just make me feel good.
I saw this a few weeks ago and immediately began to tell myself a story about what happened here. The setting is a patio adjacent to a bar and restaurant. I took the picture on a Saturday in December, and I imagined that the discarded playing cards were […]
Pump it up, until you can feel it Pump it up, when you don’t really need it* Last summer I noticed that I was going to the gas station about once a month to use the air pump. The flat tire symbol (_!_) on my dashboard was lighting […]