Saturday, October 29, 2011

PhotoHunt; Broken

Broken as in 'ruin'.

The Greek amphitheater in Taormina, Sicily. Amid the Roman ruins of the island, this ruin certainly harks back to the Hellenistic period and demonstrates the Greek influence on this southern area of the Italian peninsula/island. In its day used as an amphitheater for oratory and by gladiators as a sport. Mount Etna can be viewed from here as much of Taormina is overshadowed by this active volcano.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

PhotoHunt: High

High on the top floor of the university in Rome (a perk of working for a university), I was treated to Rome at twilight. It was a special treat to see the domes of Rome from this vantage point.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

PhotoHunt; Waiting

While in Chicago to celebrate my son's birthday, we took in the architectural tour via Chicago's Fair Lady on the Chicago River. Our day began, waiting for the train.

Fortunately, the air show was going on that same weekend so we waited to catch a glimpse of the Blue Angels and their supersonic stints. There were many 'missed' opportunity as well as many blue sky (only) shots. But here are a few that made the wait worthwhile.