In 2001 I took a nine-month road trip around the US. My intent was to travel to difficult-to-visit places. Most of the vast state of Wyoming was new to me. Yellowstone lived up to its reputation of natural beauty. The drive through the Shoshone Forest was breathtaking but freezing cold and snow covered – in June. While the Cody rodeo … Read More


This scene looks as if it could be an antique postcard from one hundred years ago. It’s old, but not that old. I shot it in Vienna nearly thirty years ago. I never felt quite comfortable in Vienna, despite its elegance. It felt formal, which isn’t my style at all. I admired the over-the-top gilded architecture, the epic statues around … Read More

Naguar Camel Festival

One highlight of my travels to India was the camel festival in the desert town of Naguar. I had no idea what to expect other than a lot of camels. That was certainly true—more camels in a glance than I’d seen in my lifetime. The unexpected was the artistry in decorating them. Elaborate headdresses, harnesses and saddles were a minimum. … Read More

Silk Market – Seoul, South Korea

Entering into a massive building, probably two city blocks long, we saw household goods, ordinary clothes and a few paltry silk shops. Could this really be the famed silk market? After stumbling about we went upstairs. We entered into a magical visual feast. Displays of luscious, luminous fabrics in jewel tones went on for as far as we could see. … Read More

La Jolla, CA

The La Jolla coast is known for its population of wild seals and sea lions. On any sunny day it is easy to see large numbers of them lounging or swimming along the shoreline. It took me a while to see the differences between the two marine mammals. Sea lions are brown and have external ears. Seals are darker gray, … Read More

One World Trade NYC

The deep blue cloudless sky made yesterday the perfect conditions for viewing NYC from above. A discount coupon and controlled occupancy made going there irresistible. I’d been planning to visit ever since the observatory opened in 2015. It was worth the wait. With 360° views, every few steps brought another breathtaking panorama. I loved the mix of long-established landmarks, like … Read More

Crane Foundation – Baraboo, Wisconsin

Driving through Wisconsin in pursuit of outsider artists and the environments they create, I came upon a sign for the Crane Foundation. Upon entering I was transported from the wacky worlds of fantastical animals and people made from scrap metal, concrete and bits and bobs of found materials. It was a serene, natural habitat, populated by graceful cranes. The birds … Read More

London’s Sky Garden

One year ago today I visited one of London’s newest attractions – the sky garden. Located in the financial district, this free public space opened in 2015. Starting on the 43rd floor of an office tower is a three-story climbing garden, sunlit through a glass dome. Even on the overcast day I visited it was bright and cheerful. Cafes and … Read More

Pennsylvania Station

When I was a kid, Pennsylvania Station was a glory of NYC. The ceiling of the waiting room soared 148 feet high. Sun poured in through huge windows. In 1963 it was demolished to make way for the new Madison Square Garden. Its replacement, situated under the arena, was horrible. The ceilings were low, it was crowded, dismal and a … Read More

Uros Islands, Peru

At an altitude of 12,500 feet, Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable body of water. It’s also home to the Uros Islands – manmade islands that float on the lake. There are roughly 120 islands that are home to about 1,200 people. The islands are crafted from dried reeds, woven together and layered. As the bottom layers dissolve in … Read More