NEAR UDAIPUR INDIA – Some days are better than others. This was one of the better days. We finished up at the Leopard camp with a morning walk through an agricultural area, and on the way to Udaipur stopped at a remarkable Jain temple. I had trouble editing so I’m posting a mini gallery. The dome is 22 (!) frames stitched.
Day 1,929 of one photo every day for the rest of my life.
On this day three years ago (day 833): Birds. A Hitchcockesque moment.
DELHI INDIA – A grim rainy day here. We spent the day as tourists, visiting among other places a Sikh temple. I’m actually writing this in a tented Leopard camp three hours drive from Udaipur so I don’t have a lot of bandwidth so I’m truncating this post to not much more that I record of the fact that I took a picture on January 20, 2015
Day 1,923 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
WARREN CONNECTICUT and NEW YORK NEW YORK – We woke up on a foggy morning in Connecticut to drive to New York and the Lower East Side to join some friends who had organized a tour of the Tenement Museum and the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Worth a voyage.
Day 1802 of one picture every day for the rest of my life.
NEW PRESTON CONNECTICUT – I stopped the New Preston Congregational Church on my Sunday morning newspaper run. This is not a new subject for me but this time I took in some details with my Leica S2 medium format camera. On reflection the angel is not a great work of art – the face lacks the plasticity that a talented sculptor can provide – but hey, who doesn’t like an angel.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – Those of you who have followed these pages for some time know that we’re usually in Connecticut on weekends. Well not on this particular day. I drove back down to New York early this morning to attend a reunion at Columbia. A thoroughly enjoyable day. I spent a couple of hours in a tour of St. John the Divine, the massive, unfinished Episcopal cathedral here in Morningside Heights near the Columbia campus. Construction started in the late 19th Century on a Romanesque plan; around 1910 or so a new high gothic plan was developed so the structure is partly gothic and partly Romanesque. Pretty odd. Traditional building techniques were used – the construction is all masonry – there is no structural steel. This means that construction has been slow and expensive. Work stopped for after Pearl Harbor and was not restarted until the 1970. Work stopped again early in this Century when the Church decided that the money was better spent on its mission that this massive pile of stone.