Isla Mujeres

Spent a week here.  A few selections taken with an iPhone follow. 

Seawall, 8am Wednesday Jan. 27

Seawall, 8am Wednesday Jan. 27

Religious art everywhere.  

Religious art everywhere.  

Island schoolgirls. 

Island schoolgirls. 

Room with a View. 

Room with a View. 

Typical island dwelling.  

Typical island dwelling.  

Zocalo, town square. 

Zocalo, town square. 

Sea wall view  

Sea wall view  

Table for 3.5

Photographed with the iPhone at the Drake Devonshire. 

Photographed with the iPhone at the Drake Devonshire. 

Photographed with the iPhone at the Drake Devonshire. 

Photographed with the iPhone at the Drake Devonshire. 

Old Jewish Cemeteries

The Jewish Cemeteries of Prague and Frankfurt have a lot of historical significance . 

One of 800 similar tombstones at the Frankfurt Jewish Cemetery of those  who took their own lives between 1940 and 1944 after being issued deportation orders. 

One of 800 similar tombstones at the Frankfurt Jewish Cemetery of those  who took their own lives between 1940 and 1944 after being issued deportation orders. 

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Oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe in Prague, dating back to 1400. 

Oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe in Prague, dating back to 1400. 

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Mad Men

Don Draper, the character created for the television series Mad Men, ended up at the Esalen Institute  in Big Sur, California on the final episode of the series (though it was filmed nearby.)

Here is what Don Draper may have seen overlooking the Pacific coast at Esalen, as I did back in the 90s.

 

 

Bather, Esalen Hot Baths (1998) 

Bather, Esalen Hot Baths (1998) 

Coastline, Big Sur, CA (1998) 

Coastline, Big Sur, CA (1998) 

Hands on Body, Esalen Institute, (1998) 

Hands on Body, Esalen Institute, (1998) 

Bather, Esalen Institute, (1998) 

Bather, Esalen Institute, (1998) 

Signage, Esalen Institute (1998)   

Signage, Esalen Institute (1998) 

 

Big Sur Library (1998)  

Big Sur Library (1998)

 

Hot Tub, Esalen Institute (1998)       

Hot Tub, Esalen Institute (1998) 

 

 

 

Mother and Child Bathers  (1998) 

Mother and Child Bathers  (1998) 

Massage Table, (1998) 

Massage Table, (1998) 

April 30, 1975

Forty years ago, a North Vietnamese tank stormed the front gates of the Presidential Palace in Saigon, effectively ending the long war referred to by the Vietnamese as the American War.  I photographed both  the tank and the gates a year ago while visiting Saigon.  

North Vietnamese Tank  (2014) 

North Vietnamese Tank  (2014) 

Front Gates, (2014) 

Front Gates, (2014) 

Havana Revisited

This past January, I returned to Havana after several years absence. The normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba prompted me to see for myself what was happening- or was just about to happen. Here are some of my findings-

 

 

Big News, Old Havana (2015)

Big News, Old Havana (2015)

Kaleidoscope, Malecon, Havana (2015)

Kaleidoscope, Malecon, Havana (2015)

The Great Divide,  Old Havana (2015)

The Great Divide,  Old Havana (2015)

Hello Dolly , Malecon, Havana (2015) 

Hello Dolly , Malecon, Havana (2015) 

Raul is Watching, Havana, (2015) 

Raul is Watching, Havana, (2015) 

Rent a Fantasy, Old Havana, (2015) 

Rent a Fantasy, Old Havana, (2015) 

Famous Paladar (restaurant), Central Havana, (2015)

Famous Paladar (restaurant), Central Havana, (2015)

On the Move, Central Havana, (2015) 

On the Move, Central Havana, (2015) 

Friends for Life, Havana, (2015) 

Friends for Life, Havana, (2015) 

Goodbye Lenin, Havana, (2015) 

Goodbye Lenin, Havana, (2015) 

Weird Fish, Playas del Este, (2015) 

Weird Fish, Playas del Este, (2015) 

Open for Business, Habana Libre Hotel, (2015) 

Open for Business, Habana Libre Hotel, (2015) 

Howdy Partner, Hotel Inglaterra, (2015) 

Howdy Partner, Hotel Inglaterra, (2015) 

RCA, Centro Havana, (2013) 

RCA, Centro Havana, (2013) 

Fashionista, Centro Havana, (2015) 

Fashionista, Centro Havana, (2015) 

Glasses Repairman, Centro Havana, (2015) 

Glasses Repairman, Centro Havana, (2015) 

A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall, Centro Havana (2015) 

A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall, Centro Havana (2015) 

Basebol, Havana Vieja, (2015) 

Basebol, Havana Vieja, (2015) 

Hotel Tropicoco (Playas del Este), 2015

Hotel Tropicoco (Playas del Este), 2015

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Somerville Toy Camera Festival

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Hotel Tropicoco No. 4 has been selected by jury for the Somerville Toy Camera Festival.  It runs the entire month of June at the Nave Annex Gallery in Somerville, MA so if you happen to be enroute to Boston, why not take a slight detour and stop by to see over 100 pieces on exhibit at 4 Somerville galleries. Recommended by Boston Magazine as the No. 3 rated must-see arts events in the Boston area in June, 2014.