One of the ways you stay married for 42 years is to have open,honest and continuous conversations with your spouse. As a photographer I am lucky since my wife was and still is my best model and when shooting my wing woman. I love taking photojournalist and candid pictures of people and my wife is always pointing out the pretty woman and in turn I always alert her to the studly men. I took this one for her in a park in Milan Italy and want to share it with my female fans. You can see other images at my photojournalist gallery.
The Cathedral Santa Maria Nascente is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan and is commonly known as Il Duomo. However, Il Duomo is used also in reference to other Cathedrals in Italy, the most famous being the one in Florence. Although you are not allowed to take Photographs inside, I managed to take a couple of shots before being discouraged. It is certainly a magnificent Cathedral and the largest in Europe outside of the Vatican. It took six centuries to build, just imagine that kind of commitment. You can see other images and purchase prints on my commercial gallery.
Human statues are fun to watch and seem to be very popular in Europe. During our last trips we encountered them in Amsterdam,Paris,Milan and Como. In Paris we saw two or three different ones. I am amazed at how still they can be and enjoying watching other people’s reaction to them. . This one had some problems though, it was very hot and he or she was squirming around in their suit creating some weird poses for a mummy. You can buy a print of this one and see other images at my European gallery.
Most people travel to this part of Bavaria to see the famous castle Neuschwanstein and the lesser known Hohenschwangau Palace. Neuschwanstein was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria who was also known as the Mad King, But what brought Ludwig to Schwangau in the first place? Maybe it was this view which is the view of Schwangau from the Western side of the castle. You can see other images and buy a print of this one at my european gallery.
I decided to try to make a panorama of something other then a scenic postcard view. I revisited some of the images I had taken of MMW at the Sherman Theather last fall. It seemed like a good choice since even if you use a wide angle lens to photograph a concert it is difficult to get the whole band looking good at one time. I will continue to work on this and manufacture panorama images of things other than vistas. The full size image is 60 inches by 20 inches and you can pirchase a print and see other images at my commercial gallery.
If you travel a lot and live long enough you will see some cool elevators. Glass elevators with glass floors, elevators on the outside of buildings are some of the most fun rides. However, the open air elevator at the Louvre has got to be the coolest. It is too small to be practical and doesn’t serve well as a people mover but it is fun to watch and ride. See more images from Paris at my commercial gallery.
A dabbawala is a person in India, most commonly found in the city of Mumbai, who collects freshly cooked food in lunch boxes from the residences of the office workers and delivers it to workplaces and returns the empty boxes back to the customer’s residence. This is a collection of lunch boxes displayed at the Pompidou Centre in Paris providing a unique artistic display. You can see more images from my European collection by clicking here.