Wednesday, October 1, 2014


"Heaven" is a graffiti-covered skateboard park at the edge of Hartford's downtown.  To show movement, I focused on the wall, slowed my shutter to blur the action, then waited for the skaters
to jump into the gray sky.  It took about 20 shots, but I am happy with this one.

City Daily Photo bloggers are showing photos with the theme of
"movement" today.  Click here to see them.

(Back to southern Italy tomorrow.)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Hotel Caesar Augustus is in Anacapri, at the edge of the cliffs, high above the Gulf of Naples.
It offers spectacular views back over Marina Grande, Capri town, 
the west end of the island of Capri, and the Sorrentine peninsula in the distance.

As the sun begins to set, people wander out to the terrace
to wait for the sunset.  Last night the sky was unusually
clear, so there were not enough clouds to provide a gaudy sunset.

Monday, September 29, 2014


Napoli Saturday night.

Napoli Sunday morning.

I will be traveling for the next two weeks.  There will be posts every day
but I will probably not have time to visit other blogs.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Looking through the archives, I realized I had some nice photographs of stairs
that have not yet been seen on this blog.  Here are three that I like.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston is a grand Italianate palace built by 
a wealthy Bostonian to house her art collection.  There is a new modern addition.
I waited for someone to come down the stairs of the modern addition.

This is the Caldwell Hart Colt Memorial in Hartford.  I followed a man up the stairs.

The Cameron Gallery is an outbuilding on the property of Catherine Palace in Pushkin, Russia,
half an hour out of St. Petersburg.  Alas, the entrance is roped off,
so I could not place anyone on the stairs.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hartford at Night

The sunset wasn't much, so I lingered a bit longer, waiting for darkness.  It wasn't bad.

From left to right, the convention center, the Marriott hotel, the Connecticut Science Center, the Travelers tower, the "boat building" (home of Phoenix Insurance) and --  behind the 
lights on the right -- XL Insurance and 1 State Street.

A park developed by Riverfront Recapture sits on the banks of the Connecticut River.

More photos with reflections are here on Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, September 25, 2014