Roman Laundry

This is an area of Italy that dates back over 2000 years. This tiny roof and “canal” area is where Roman women would come and wash clothes while their men were off fighting the Gauls.

It’s now been converted to a little cafe where Italian people sit around and complain about Zidane, a modern day Gaul.

Roman Laundry Area

Vesuvius in the Morning

This was a handheld shot I took during an early morning walk along the Bay of Naples. I was lucky to get Vesuvius so clear in the morning light.

Streaming Morning Light at Vesuvius

More Church Interiors

Here are a few more church interiors from around Italy. The first was taken near the altar of the Duomo. Someone on Flicker noted that it looked like something out of an Asimov novel, which I thought was an apt description.

The hardest thing about these shots was hiding my tripod from the security guards, and then feigning absolute ignorance when they came up to me shaking their first like Wario when he loses in Mario Party.

The Airy Doom of the Duomo

Double Domus

Summer Home

No, this is not my summer home, but I did hang out there in Milan and sweat heavily while wishing it had air conditioning.

Summer Home

Pompeii Shadows

This is Pompeii about an hour before sunset. This is one of the main market areas. Will commented that he was surprised they used so much brick and it looks so well preserved. But then again, Will was totally drunk and passing out while crying over his inflatable Lauren travel-doll.

Shadows of Pompeii

Statues in the Garden

I thought this was a really cool sculpture here in Austin. If I could do one kind of art well, I wish it was sculpture. But I can’t… it looks very hard and once you make a mistake, there is no ctrl-Z like in photoshop. Once you chip off a nose, it’s just gone.

Flying

First Oil Well in the US

While getting lost in Pennsylvania, I happened upon the first oil well ever built in the United States. It was dark and cloudy, so I had to get out the equipment for a shot, of course. I’m a slave to this stupid camera, I tell you.

This was drilled in 1859 and was 69 feet deep. It’s called the Drake Oil Well.

The First Oil Well in the US

Private Cave

In my Navy SEAL-like zodiac ride around the bay of Napoli, I found this ruin with a cave underneath. My guide told me that this was used by ancient Romans as a fish farm, but then again, he was a drunk Italian.

Private Cave

Red Spawning Red

This is another older shot from so long ago… last month.

Red Spawning Red

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