Category Archives: america

October 11

11 Missions

With little access to imported building materials and skilled labor, the Padres and Native Americans invented an entirely new style of architecture and interior decoration. The Mission Style is still with us in its various reincarnations.

October 04

11 Ghosts

  “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley…” When Robert Burns wrote these lines, he might have been describing the settlements and structures in these photos. No one starts any enterprise planning for failure, and when life overcomes them and washes away their dreams, it must come as a painful shock. And yet there are thousands […]

October 02

11 French Quarter

  A day and night in the street life of the craziest city in North America, New Orleans, Louisiana. Crazy isn’t always this much fun, as the nearby residents of the Ninth Ward have found, but it certainly makes great entertainment for the tourists in the French Quarter.  

October 01

11 Beach Life

  If you live in a place long enough, you’re bound to take a decent photograph or two. Twenty-two years on the Belmont Shore Peninsula in Long Beach, California, produced thousands of shots to choose from. This is a random assortment from all seasons and times of day.  

October 01

11 Death Valley

  Our first encounter with an American desert came in driving Interstate 15 north from Los Angeles to Las Vegas through the High Mojave. Where we expected to find Lawrence of Arabia waving from atop a sand dune, we instead crossed a moonscape of barren rocks and tumbleweed half-hidden under a mountain of ghost housing, […]

September 30

11 Venice Beach

  A summer’s day on the Strand in Venice Beach, California, where there’s a fine line between street performance and pure exhibitionism.