Food Art

I’m constantly amazed at how simple meals in many hotels, brasseries and restaurants can be made to look extremely artistic. A sushi in a restaurant in Spain, a buffet breakfast in France, a lunchtime charcuterie in a Burgundy Brasserie, and a simple mid afternoon snack outside a Cadiz cafe with a glass of wine. All... Continue Reading →

Vegetable Art

Markets are such beautiful and interesting places for photography. When we’re on holiday around Europe my camera goes everywhere with me and I just can’t resist snapping away at the stalls, people and cafes. Here’s a few samples, hope you like them.

Wheat stubble

“We cry to God Almighty, how can we escape this agony? Fool, don’t you have hands? Or could it be God forgot to give you a pair? Sit and pray your nose doesn’t run! Or, rather just wipe your nose and stop seeking a scapegoat.” EPICTETUS, DISCOURSES, 2.16.13 My great great grandparents on my grandmothers... Continue Reading →

Get a life!

"Why then are we offended? Why do we complain? This is what we’re here for."SENECA, ON PROVIDENCE, 5.7b–8 Being offended has become a full time occupation or hobby for a great many people these days. Disagreeing with another’s opinion, a joke, the use of an “incorrect” pronoun, something from the distant past, a touch …..... Continue Reading →

Plato’s helicopter view

“How beautifully Plato put it. Whenever you want to talk about people, it’s best to take a bird’s-eye view and see everything all at once—of gatherings, armies, farms, weddings and divorces, births and deaths, noisy courtrooms or silent spaces, every foreign people, holidays, memorials, markets—all blended together and arranged in a pairing of opposites.” MARCUS... Continue Reading →

Architecture as culture.

Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are also identified with their surviving architectural achievements. How will the image of Madrid airport above be interpreted alongside those below from 1000 and 2000 years ago? A classical French chateau in the Loire... Continue Reading →

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