Friday, July 25, 2014

Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Much to the dismay of the U.S. (and only the U.S.), the Cuban Revolution has lasted over half a century. Here in West Belfast, el Che has been chosen as the poster boy for celebrating the overthrow of the bourgeisie. After 1959, he became one of the foundation stones of socialist Cuba. [2009]

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Here be some shadow friends. Fair-weather friends they are. They don't like rain; they don't like clouds; and they don't like night.  Sometimes, though, perhaps this very night, they will come out to play when sister moon sends them an invitation. [2011]

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera, Bahamas

If you can't go to church, church will come to you. That's the tradition on Eleuthera.  Here you see an alter call without the alter, and someone has responded.  Present for the service (from left to right): organist, preacher, soloist, sinner.  Present but not seen: God. [2014]

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

The Enoch subway station was built to proudly anchor Glasgow's subway rail lines in 1897.  It's still there, but it now houses a Nero's coffee house and provides no access to the subway. [2004]

Monday, July 21, 2014

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Glasgow is ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, and it seems to get better and better every year. It has transformed its economy from overdependence on manufacturing and shipbuilding, to become a high-end service center and convention hub. When you go to Glasgow, even the kids can have fun. [2004]

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

What would the industrial magnates think if they came back to see what has become of the River Clyde? Their waterfront looking nothing like this. It was lined with wharves and warehouses to serve one of the great world cities of the nineteenth century: Glasgow. [2004]

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Landrum, South Carolina, USA

Someone has made Campbell's Covered Bridge her own. See the graffiti? "Stacie wuz here 8-4-03." How would you classify such inscriptions? (a) Place Makers, (b) Social Indicators, (c) Vandalism, (d) Jail-able Offenses. [2005]