Saturday, December 22, 2007


Solstice in the Newgrange passage tomb at sunrise (from the interior towards
the entrance, and sunlight on the floor of the inner chamber),
Ireland, December 21, 2007, taken from webcast (here)

Monday, December 17, 2007


Ryogoku hanabi (Fireworks at Ryogoku), Utagawa Hiroshige, 1856


Tyrrhenian Sea, Scilla, Hiroshi Sugimoto, 1993 here

Lake Superior, Cascade River, Hiroshi Sugimoto, 1995 here

Baltic Sea, Rügen, Hiroshi Sugimoto, 1996 here

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

They are merely conventional signs

He had bought a large map representing the sea,
Without the least vestige of land:
And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
A map they could all understand.

"What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators,
Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?"
So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
"They are merely conventional signs!"

from Lewis Caroll's The Hunting of the Snark