Monday, April 11, 2011

The Vatican in B&W

Quasi rebroadcast of my April 2010 post, for Weekend in Black and White.

Going up! At the Vatican Museum...

And back down.

It was a rainy day. Our tour of middle- and high-school students had just missed, for better or worse, the spectacle of hordes of mourners from around the world saying goodbye to the dead Pope

The Vatican tours were still crowded but the streets seemed quite subdued. An occasional distressed Roman could be seen in out of the way places.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Athens Scenes (2005)

2005 was a busy summer. Before heading to England for three weeks I accompanied my 6th-grade son on a trip to Italy and Greece with his class and some high-schoolers. As is my wont I typically took off on my own and hunted photo subjects. Athens in particular is spectacular even without the mind-blowing antiquities and architecture.


Street Backgammon
Ruins, corralled

Fashion statement