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28th Aug 2017 – Eclipse Beginnings

Eclipse Beginnings

Eclipse Beginnings

As mentioned last week, I headed north to Idaho, (specifically, Mackay, Idaho), to witness and photograph the Great American Eclipse (2017). This is photograph is a shot early in the Eclipse, with sunspots clearly visible as the moon passes over the upper right portion of Sol.

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21st Aug 2017 – Egyptian Mau Cat Statue

Meow Mau

Meow Mau

Photograph of a statue of an Egyptian Mau, (i.e., cat), from Ancient Egypt. This exhibit at LACMA shows the Mau, which was designed as a tribute to the goddess Bastet. Given how much I like cats in general (and Mizu in particular), I’m surprised it took me this long to feature this statue.

(As this post, I should be photographing the Great American Eclipse 2017- maybe that will be featured in next week’s blog…)

14th Aug 2017 – Karen Tan kneeling on Newport Beach

Karen Tan kneeling on Newport Beach

Karen Tan kneeling on Newport Beach

Part of a photoshoot of up and coming model Karen Tan on Newport Beach.

7th Aug 2017 – A Wild Jerusalem Sphere Appears!

A Wild Jerusalem Sphere Appears!

A Wild Jerusalem Sphere Appears!

In Malibu one day, I came across this objet d’art in an acquaintance’s home. At the time, I thought that it was interesting, and maybe it was a small model of Jerusalem? Apparently, I was right on both counts, as it was indeed the city of Jerusalem in the form of a sphere. Frank Meisler designed the concept inspired by Mediæval maps which depicted Jerusalem as a circular city at the centre – the navel – of the world from which all distances to other cities were measured. The sculpture depicts the spirit of the city, its ancient walls and buildings of many styles, periods and cultures. It is mounted on a marble base the sphere is revolvable, and forged of metal silver and gold plated. And you can see the Malibu coastline of the Pacific Ocean in the background…

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