Old Jewish Cemeteries

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

 

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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.

TRAVEL group exhibition.. on now at Pearson Airport

This photograph, titled "HABANA LIBRE", was chosen along with 18 others from over 500 entries submitted by over 350 artists who submitted work for a new show titled TRAVEL, running at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1, Arrivals area from December 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.

The photograph "HABANA LIBRE" was taken in 2012 at the Habana Libre Hotel in the Vedado district of Havana, Cuba.

Originally opened as the Hilton Hotel in 1958, it was seized by the Revolutionary Committee of the newly emerged Castro government in 1959.

Today it operates under license by a Spanish tourism company.