Spotlights aren’t just on human-made stages; nature, too, has its way of producing spotlights. Here’s a magnificent one I saw the other day over the Atlantic …
Ireland is (in)famous for its grey skies, strong winds, and frequent rain, but you also get days with a great range of weather—such as on this day in Dublin.
Photographing wildlife in Ireland mostly means finding creative ways of photographing sheep. (My wife’s suggested title for this one: "Sheep Contemplating Suicide") Anyway, I like the composition of this one, with most of the picture being taken up by the blue ocean viewed from above, contrasting with the small sheep.
Ah the beaches of Donegal! So beautiful, particularly when the rain and storm relent. (Incidentally, this boat was built by an acquaintance of mine, and he actually showed me his work in progress once, but when I took the picture while passing through Rossbeg last weekend, I didn’t realize this was the finished product. Well, she’s certainly a beauty, and beautifully placed for a great photo.)
OK, it’s not home to Da Vinci’s "Last Supper" (like Milan) and it doesn’t boast a gigantic cathedral, but Zurich has its own charm.
Yesterday, I posted a few pictures from my trip to Milan. Here are a few more, chronicling a day in Milan, visiting a few churches, including the giant Duomo and the much smaller Maria delle Grazie—the home of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous “Last Supper”—as well as the Castello Storzesco, the castle of the Renaissance rulers of the city, and the modern art gallery.
I’ve been wanting to go to Milan for years, but somehow I never got around to it. A work-related trip to Switzerland finally gave me the opportunity to visit this historically rich city. Not only did I walk around on the roof of one of the world’s largest churches, but also got to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s "Last Supper"! My history-and-art-loving soul is satisfied.
Here are a few photos I took from the roof of the cathedral, picturing the saints of stone watching over the city.