Roman Bus Stop

Roman Bus Stop

Just a random moment while I was exiting Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza. The color of the wall, the afternoon shadows, and the nonchalant fellow just seemed to work perfectly together. A larger version is viewable here.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Round Of Drinks

A Round Of Drinks

This week’s challenge calls for something colorful, and I recalled something I saw in Mexico. Taking a Puerto Vallarta city tour all day will make anyone thirsty. Not surprisingly, the restaurant I stopped at had these drinks stylishly on display. I don’t drink, so I settled for bottled water! Large version available here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate, Or: Wine Glass Reflections

Wine Glass Reflections

This week’s challenge calls for something intricate, and I immediately thought of this wall at the Exploratorium.This is part of the “Simply Smashing” exhibit by Rebecca Cummins: A 20-foot wall of about 900 glasses, all filled with water to create optical effects with the reflections. Large version available here. Another angle can be seen here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall Of Wisterias

Wall Of Wisterias

This week’s challenge is all about walls, and I immediately thought of an alley nearby. My neighborhood is pretty terrible most of the time. But for a brief moment in early spring, a massive, gorgeous wall of wisterias blooms. I guess it’s nature’s lesson about finding beauty in the unlikeliest of places…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall, Or: The Wentworth Dragon

The Wentworth Dragon

This week’s photo challenge calls for some walls, and I instantly though of this one. Taken in Wentworth Place, an often-overlooked alley hidden deep in San Francisco’s Chinatown. It’s also across the way from the best Gundam model store in the Bay Area…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds, Or: Beneath The Paint

Beneath The Paint

This week’s challenge calls for the Rule of Thirds, so I took a close-up shot a wall nearby.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture, Or: Coral Wall Remnant

Old Fort Remnant

The Old Fort in Lahaina, Maui was built with coral. There’s not much of it left, but the textures are interesting.