One of the most beautiful buildings we saw in Amsterdam was Den Waag (The Weigh House) which dates back to the old fortifications of the city. As we walked towards it we knew nothing about it. We thought it was a castle and maybe we could get a tour. Turns out it is now a cafe and quite a good one. Being hungry, we stopped for lunch and the food was as wonderful as the candlelit interior. See more of my photos of Europe by clicking here.
Larry Coryell is an amazing guitarist. We have been fortunate to see him a few times with other bands and as an acoustic solo artist. Here he is at the Stanley Theather in Pittsburgh in 1974 warming up the crowd for Stanley Clarke. You can see other concert images and buy a print of this one by clicking here.
A few months ago I published a few images from my book in progress (Just a Kiss) and a lot of people liked Giverny Kiss. This image was taken a few seconds before as the two young lovers sat in contemplation of one of the most romantic spots on earth, the Water Gardens at Giverny. You can buy a copy of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.
What better place in all the world to kiss your sweetheart than at the setting sun in front of the Eiffel Tower. Buy a print of this or other prints from my Europe Gallery by clicking here.
Every summer we have special visitors as the hummingbirds fly up from the south to visit. They seem to love red flowers the best so we plant flowers specifically to attract them. They visit each day, put getting them to pose for a picture is quite difficult. You can buy a print of this one at my commercial gallery by clicking here.
The funny thing about make up is that after time and heat it starts to melt away. This can be very problematic for Zombies since there whole appearance is usually make up based. During breaks and downtime on the set of the Dawn of the Dead (1978) you wold see the make up artists roaming throw the throng of Zombies touching up the makeup as required. See other Zombie images on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
On a movie set there is a lot of down time, waiting time, non productive time. Producers hate this but Directors take advantage of it. While the crew was setting up and blocking a scene for Dawn of the Dead (1978), George Romero used the time to review the script and decide on his next moves. You can buy a print of this image on my professional gallery by clicking here.
My wife is a French teacher but eighteen years ago when we went to a Parisian restaurant I asked her what “Crevettes à l’avocat” meant on the menu. She had not been teaching French for a while and looked at me and said. “Shrimp in the Style of the Lawyers”. When the shrimp dish arrived with beautiful sliced avocado we both looked at each other and said ohhhh that makes more sense. Last year when we dined in Paris and I ordered we both laughed again. You can see more prints in my European gallery by clicking here.
One of the best reasons to travel through France is the food. Sure the gardens are great and monuments are spectacular but the food rivals both. Even a simple meal in a Cafe is special and the food on the street is also worthy. Items that can only be purchased in high class restaurants in the United States are common in France like duck and rabbit. This is some crispy succulent Duck Confit at a Paris Bistro. You can purchase images form m European Gallery by clicking here.