Monday, September 26, 2011

Venetian Giant? - Venice, Italy

Venetian Giant?  Is this a tall man and regular doorway, or an average person and tiny doorway?  Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)
Is this a tall man and regular doorway, or an average person walking through tiny doorway?


Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Soft Del Mar Dog - Del Mar, California

Soft Del Mar Dog  A long exposure softened the waves that crashed over Dog Beach in Del Mar, California.  The exposure time allowed the fog to casually waft over the scene and diffuse the ambient light.  Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)
A long exposure softened the waves that crashed over Dog Beach in Del Mar, California.  The exposure time allowed the fog to casually waft over the scene and diffuse the ambient light.


Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Docked in Bergen - Bergen, Norway

Docked in Bergen  Glowing sky.  Smooth reflecting water.  This photograph was taken approximately at midnight in Bergen, Norway.  What a fantastic way to first glimpse the beauty of Bergen!  Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)
Glowing sky.  Smooth reflecting water.


This photograph was taken approximately at midnight in Bergen, Norway.  Sure some lens distortion is noticeable on the left side of the image, but this scene and experience were too good not to post.  What a fantastic way to first glimpse the beauty of Bergen!  


Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Stalin's Birthday Cake - Riga, Latvia

Stalin's Birthday Cake  While on tour in Riga, Latvia our tour guide described some of the struggles that Latvians endured under the rule of the Soviets.  Once the Soviet occupation ended, the Latvians removed a likeness of Stalin that was constructed on the building.  Hence, 'Stalin's Birthday Cake'.  This building looked entirely out of place in Riga.  The high-rise stone or brick edifice rose high above the surrounding buildings.  Interestingly, this is one of the more 'ornate' Soviet-era buildings that I encountered.    Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)
While on tour in Riga, Latvia our tour guide described some of the struggles that Latvians endured under the rule of the Soviets.  Once the Soviet occupation ended, the Latvians removed a likeness of Stalin that was constructed on the building.  Hence, 'Stalin's Birthday Cake'.


This building looked entirely out of place in Riga.  The high-rise stone or brick edifice rose high above the surrounding buildings.  Interestingly, this is one of the more 'ornate' Soviet-era buildings that I encountered.  


Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)