It has been said that those trying to get greater insight into the works of Ansel Adams are stymied by his inability to keep good records of his photo projects. Things like the actual date or location a photograph was taken were never recorded with precision leaving one to guess about both. Following in the footsteps of such a master photographer, I can say that I, too, have successfully mastered the art of not recording basic information, which leaves a […]
It seems appropriate to show a few photos from a long ago visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta, Georgia, on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s funeral service following his assassination on 4 April 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr., like his father before him, was once the pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. The interior of the Ebenezer Baptist Church where his funeral service was held on 9 April 1968. Originally buried at […]
The old Buddha bar in San Francisco’s Chinatown taken decades ago before the war. At one time an out-of-the-way hole-in-the-wall place to spend a day drinking. I see online that is has gone fairly upscale. Actually, the inside is unrecognizable from the way I remember it. A massive change from the true, rundown dive it used to be full of beat characters amidst no money ambiance. I guess they threw away everything but the neon sign. Good for them. From […]
Mount Diablo looms over a small tanker traversing the Carquinez Strait as seen from the rail line that runs along the shoreline. Oil refineries are big business in the area as evidenced by the large tanks visible on the opposite shore. Image from the slide archive.