Category: Images

Holidays in the Bay Area

The holiday season starts with Thanksgiving (end of November) and lasts throughout December. It includes Hannukah,  the Winter solstice, Kwanzaa, Christmas, as well as a few other memorable events, like our...

Sunset over the Bay Area

“To leave out beautiful sunsets is the secret of good taste.” (Dejan Stojanovic.) Well, occasionally we fail. A spontaneous walk in the evening, without much expectation, and suddenly, there it was,...

Pacific Gardens

This is part two of my travel report through the Pacific Northwest. One of my goals for this trip was to visit several gardens. The climate along the coast of California,...

Landscapes in the Pacific Northwest

It’s about a thousand miles to drive on Highway 1 from San Francisco to Port Angeles, the northern-most town that connects the US and Canada. The drive along the ocean is beautiful, through vast coastal landscapes...

Eastern Europe

I spent some time during the summer of 2015 traveling through Eastern Europe. It has changed dramatically since 1991, the year in which the Sowjet Union dissolved and the Warsaw Pact ended. Former Czechoslovakia...

The Rivers of Europe

The rivers of Europe are the veins that run through European culture and geography. They are the main lines of transportation and commerce, they irrigate and feed the surrounding landscapes,...

The Getty Museum in LA

The Getty Center has a very impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, and photos, but what makes it truly unique is the architecture. It sits like a castle on top of a hill, overlooking...

Visit at the De Young Museum, Jan 2015

I really like the De Young Museum in San Francisco; it is worth a visit every year. The museum’s architecture is just as interesting as the collections themselves. It is...

Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich was born in 1774 in Greifswald, Germany, and died in 1840 Dresden, Germany. Introduction He was a painter of German Romanticism, and created landscape paintings with enormous...

Banksy

The New Activist is a truth seeker: someone who has left the introvert schisms of the old world behind. The new activist is like a sniffer dog detecting power strategies and corruption, without hesitation. Banksy is the prototype.

People Gallery

I have created  a gallery with most of the people on this website. It’s interesting to look at many faces at once. It’s even more interesting to see a face...

Paul Klee

Paul Klee has an exquisite sense of color and form. During  trip to Tunisia in 1914 he was so overwhelmed by the colors and the light, that he later wrote...

Hans Bellmer

Hans Bellmer, 1902-1975. The following description of his life and work is quoted from: Peter Webb, Grove Art Online, Oxford University Press, 2009. Life and Work “German photographer, sculptor, printmaker,...