Tag Archives: Belgium

October 03

11 Carnage

  We probably have a thousand shots like these, taken long after everyone seems to have forgotten the point of the fighting. In a few cases, the course of history was changed, but in many of the worst, like the Somme and Ypres, absolutely nothing was accomplished. Many of these bloodstained corners of the planet […]

October 03

11 Passages

  Google defines the word “passage” as “the act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another.” The key properties are movement and change, two of the great constants of human life. Somehow, in some miniscule way, we expect the other side to be different—either […]

September 30

11 Statuary

  The only thing these statues have in common is that, for one reason or another, they stopped us to gawk. For strange beauty, it’s hard to beat the African in the hills above Portofino. For kitch, a topless dancer outside a strip club in the Zona Rosa of Mexico City. A stained cherub, a […]