Day 3 or 4? Who is keeping track? Ferrara

The Train

The Train

I believe this was a Monday.  We took an early train to Ferrara, where we rented bicycles and explored the city and its wall.

[ See the photos here ]

Third Day in Italy: Church, Parks and Football in Parma

[ Picture Gallery ]

2010 Italy Trip – Day 2

Parma Wall

Parma Wall

This was quite the day.  A whirl wind trip through Parma, guided by Adelina, that showed us the magnificence of churches, museums, amazing theaters, and was at the same time, an introduction to Italian gastronomy.  Food highlight of the day?  Ground horse meat; raw.

[ Gallery for Day 2 ]

2010 Journey to Italy: Day 1

Milano Train Station

Milano Train Station

We arrived in Milan on March 26, having departed Houston on the 25th.  Here we took the train to Parma, where we met Adelina, and Leticia, her host-mother.  They took us to Collechio that evening, where we crashed out.

Fire and Ice, and Glass

Purple Ice

Purple Ice

This gallery is the result of a series of experimental photos taken one night last week as part of our Artist Date.  It was inspired by a candle light dinner.

The Wall

El Anatsui

El Anatsui

These pictures were taken at Rice University, during my third visit to the Wall installation @ the Gallery.

The pictures were taken after a visit with a only a paper pad and pencil.  The following stream of consciousness  was elicited by the installation:

  • Birds and angels on the wall
  • Cross
  • Spikes
  • Fluid drip and creep of the wall
  • Two sides of the wall
  • Walls rising
  • Crawling under
  • People on the other side
  • Freedom beyond
  • Broken sides
  • Unique blocks
  • Voices on the other side
  • Strangers
  • Refuse piled up
  • Waves crashing against
  • Hanging
  • Can’t touch it
  • Spaces and freedom defined
  • Police to keep you out
  • Police to keep you in
  • Vines growing
  • Sunlight barrier
  • Built by people
  • Earthquakes
  • Weather
  • War

Finally, this is a quote by the artist:

“Beauty does not belong to the eye”

Time lapse @ the wall

This was an experiment in time lapse photography at the Wall installation (El Anatsui) at the Rice Gallery.

Media Galleries

2010
Flag 2010 Houston to Austin via Carmine
 March 05-06
 
2009


Rothko Chappel

Rothko Chappel

Journey into Mindfulness
[See the Flash Album]
An exploration of being,
Feeling, and isolating oneself
from all else.

Houston
Texas
November 7
2008
Big Bend 2009Big Bend Again [See the Flash Album]
Houston - Marathon - Houston
Texas
October

The Painted Churches of Texas
Halletsville - Sweet Home - Shiner - Moravia -
Praha - Freyburg - Dubina - Ammansville - Houston 
April

2006
 Big Bend and a Band of Brothers
Big Bend, Texas