photo of Pinecones, Arboretum, Madison, Wisconsin

Green Pinecones at the Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

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Green Pinecones

photo of a large bird

If you know what bird this is, please leave a comment with the name. My guess is it is a fish eating bird based on the size and beak.

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close up photo of the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

Close up view of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem by Bill Hunter.

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎ – Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע‎ – Kipat Hasela) is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Foundation Stone, at its heart, bears great significance for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

The Dome of the Rock is situated in the center of the Temple Mount, the site of the Jewish Second Temple. The location is holy to Christians primarily because of the role the Temple played in the life of Jesus. The Temple was destroyed in 70 CE by the Romans, who built a temple to Jupiter on the site. During the Byzantine era, Jerusalem was primarily Christian, and pilgrims came by the tens of thousands to experience the places where Jesus walked.

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photo of view inside Cadet Chapel USAF Academy looking through windows to mountains.

View more photos of the Cadet Chapel at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, USA.

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photo of art carving in Nigeria

This site had a large number of statues and other art displays. Photo by William Hunter.

“Susanne Wenger, a European, who has lived in Oshogbo, Nigeria, for many years, has been interested in religious symbols, dreams, fairy tales of the Yoruba. These images are syncretized in her work as shown in these two aspects of a fence and stairway in front of her home in Oshogbo.”

page 24-25, Contemporary African Arts and Crafts by Thelma Newman

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Nigerian Art: Railing

The camera recorded a distorted image on this night time shot and so I played with them a bit. I think what happened is interesting and resulted in neat photos.

Long view of Johor Bahru-Singapore nights cape

This is a more accurate depiction of what I saw but isn’t as interesting as the distortions – to me.

cool image created by distorting image capture of light

Close up of the distorted image capture. It is interesting all the detail it puts in. They look almost like cells through a microscope.
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Fun With Lights

photo of the  Statue of Amenhotep III by John Hunter

Colossal Statue of Amenhotep III Reinscribed by Merneptah, 1390–1353 B.C.. The statue is from Thebes, Luxor, in the Temple of Amun.

The Temple of Dendur, in the background, was built during the reign of Augustus Caesar in the Roman period.

The room in the Metropolitan museum is quite excellent with a huge window looking into Central Park.

See more photos of my visit to the Met. And more photos around NYC. And photos from my trip to Egypt.

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photo of my table with rice field in the background

Absolutely wonderful setting next to a rice field. This in in Ubud on the road near Monkey Forest. A great place to stop for a meal.

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photo of Stuart Davis painting at LACMA

Stuart Davis Painting, Los Angels County Museum of Art

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View of Glacier National Park, from Bears Hump Trail

Looking south into Glacier National park from the top of Bear’s Hump trail, Waterton International Peace Park. The view is incredible.

This photos is from a magical day during my visit to Glacier-Waterton National parks. I started with a great ranger led hike to Iceberg Lake (I kept waiting for good weather which we finally got). Then I drove up to Waterton International Peace Park in Canada. The scenery at several overlooks on that drive were amazing. I then hiked the Bear’s Hump trail and stayed at the Prince of Wales Hotel which was quite nice.

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