Landmarks

Katharine Harmon – YOU ARE HERE: Maps intrigue us, perhaps none more than those that ignore mapping conventions. the Bedolina Map The Rock 1 of Bedolina, the so-called Bedolina Map, is a famous engraved prehistoric rock which is part of the Camonica valley (Alps, Italian side, Lombardy region) petroglyph complex. It is known as being…

A Morning Stroll –

— Altea The name Altea comes from the Greek Altahia which means “I cure”. In the last phase of Arab domination, Altea belonged to the Taifa of Denia. It was conquered in 1244 by Jaime I of Aragón and repopulated by Christians, obtaining the status of town in 1279. The church, IGLESIA PARROQUIAL DE NUESTRA…

In Perpetual Spring

In Perpetual Spring By Amy Gerstler Gardens are also good places to sulk. You pass beds of spiky voodoo lilies and trip over the roots of a sweet gum tree, in search of medieval plants whose leaves, when they drop off turn into birds if they fall on land, and colored carp if they plop into…

This is spring

There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. — Wendell Berry To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. — Wendell Berry

Such a fine find!

Following paths new to me, I came across something rather wonderful on my morning walk. Living by the sea I’m used to passing boathouses, and – if possible – I try to steal a glimpse inside. But the shacks I encountered today were rather closed off, except for a few small gaps and cracks here…

Power to the people

I have just received this beautiful book of photographs called The American Barn, made by the American photographer David Plowden. Farm Near Peotone, 1981 For more than fifty years, photographer David Plowden has documented a vanishing America and continues to produce new exhibitions, books and other publications. I really like the way Plowden is working…

Where we think there is nothing to see

“If you undertake a walk, you are echoing the whole history of mankind, from the early migrations out of Africa on foot that took people all over the world. Despite the many traditions of walking—the landscape walker, the walking poet, the pilgrim—it is always possible to walk in different ways.” — Richard Long

Bernd & Hilla and Me

as mentioned –The New Objectivity’s focus on the objective world resonated with later photographers like Bernd and Hilla Becher, who became influential artists and teachers highly regarded for their typological studies of various architectural structures. Bernd and Hilla Becher, Coal Bunker, GB 1973 And this Sachlichkeit do also, I must confess, resonate with me — here…

Fjøløy Lighthouse

Still testing my new camera, I decided to take a day off and visit Fjøløy Lighthouse, a 45 minutes drive from where I usually spend my days. Fjøløy Lighthouse was built in 1849. The lighthouse station comprises the light, the engine house, a house, an outhouse and a boathouse. The lighthouse was automated in 1977, but the…