Oct 252013
 
A Morning at Shunkoin Temple

A Morning at Shunkoin Temple Rev. Takafumi Kawakami Myoshinji Complex Be More Zen Last weekend while my girlfriend and I were downtown (NYC) having breakfast, I over heard the table next to me.  Two guys, in various forms of hungover, we recounting a story where one of them a little heated from the night before.  [more...]

Jul 252013
 
The Dancing House

The Dancing House Prague Czech Republic Because buildings can be fun…   Building Pilgrimage When I was in art school, naive and full of admiration for architects, Frank Gehry had me smitten.  His playful bent wood chairs and twisting buildings like the Guggenheim Bilbao had my little student brain mesmerized.  The rectangles and leaking roofs [more...]

Nov 272012
 
Scott's Antarctic Expedition

Mare di Carta Maritime Bookshop Venice [ I T A L Y ] Discovery is one of the most rewarding aspects of travel.  Whether you find a local  wateringhole or a unique shop,  usually the best things any city has to offer are not  available for export.     Curators Matter Does everyone remember when [more...]

Jan 242012
 
How To Photograph A City

Matera Can a city preserve its history without living in the past?  Matera challenges the trends of tourist cities by retaining its local character without compromising its integrity.  | WHO OWNS A CITY | Progress and preservation are in a constant battle.  We love the things of the past, but want the conveniences of the [more...]