Double Eagle

This is an interesting sculpture I found here in Austin. This was at the same place where I was yelled at by the fabulously dressed and attituded interior decorator guy for taking pictures.

Double Eagle

Dark Duomo

Mark Twain said the following of the Duomo in Milan in his work, Innocents Abroad:

What a wonder it is! So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful! A very world of solid weight, and yet it seems …a delusion of frostwork that might vanish with a breath!…The central one of its five great doors is bordered with a bas-relief of birds and fruits and beasts and insects, which have been so ingeniously carved out of the marble that they seem like living creatures– and the figures are so numerous and the design so complex, that one might study it a week without exhausting its interest…everywhere that a niche or a perch can be found about the enormous building, from summit to base, there is a marble statue, and every statue is a study in itself…Away above, on the lofty roof, rank on rank of carved and fretted spires spring high in the air, and through their rich tracery one sees the sky beyond. …(Up on) the roof…springing from its broad marble flagstones, were the long files of spires, looking very tall close at hand, but diminishing in the distance…We could see, now, that the statue on the top of each was the size of a large man, though they all looked like dolls from the street… They say that the Cathedral of Milan is second only to St. Peter’s at Rome. I cannot understand how it can be second to anything made by human hands.

Dark Duomo

Vampire in the Church

I found this macabre and surreal area in the back corner of the Gesu Nuovo, one of the largest and most surreal churches in Naples.
Vampire in the Church

The Buoy

Bouy Here is a colorful buoy I found in the bay of Naples. On the other side is Vesuvius, which came out kind of water-colory and interesting in this shot

Another Harley

Some more chrome here… a lot of chrome actually.

Live to Ride

Ruins of Pompeii

Here are the ruins of Pompeii, which is spelled Pompei half the time so I am never sure how to spell it here… but anyway, here they are:

Pompeii Scavi Ruins Astrewn

Blue Skies of Pompeii

Coast of Italy

Here is a shot I took from the plane. I thought that natural swirl was kind of interesting.

The Coastal Swirl

This is Nathaniel

Daily Photo – This is Nathaniel

Nathaniel’s dream is to get closer to God and to make sure his mom is happy.

Nathaniel is currently four years old and carrying wood with his two sisters down a dusty cart-road in an unmarked Amish village somewhere between Allegheny and Tionesta, Pennsylvania. In pauses between talking to me, he looks sideways at his older sisters, who peacefully nod towards him. I tell him that he looks big and strong and then I help him carry the wood to his parents’ home, where he lives with his other nine brothers and sisters.

This is Nathaniel Amish Boy

This is Nathaniel

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
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  • Aperturef/4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length50mm (75mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programunknown
  • Exposure Bias

Churches of Italy

I have compiled all my church pictures into a set on Flickr called “Churches of Italy” that you can get to from my Flickr page… Here are a few new ones that I uploaded:

The Exorcism

Three Steps in the Duomo

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