These are leftover photos that I like.
A street musician playing the violin in front of a graffiti-ed door as viewed through an arrowslit in the wall
of Prague Castle.
A fuzzy view of the near-total solar eclipse that happened when I was
in Cambridge. Since I couldn't look directly at the sun to aim the camera, I
pointed it in the right direction and hoped. This was the best of the bunch.
The door of the ruined church in Nagorzany. "1861" is carved into the
wood of the doorframe.
Roof repair in the Tatras mountains.
One of many carved decorations on the warship Vasa.
A wooden ship under construction in Stockholm.
Auschwitz and Birkenau
Auschwitz is fascinating, informative, overwhelming and more. But it is
beyond my skill to express this with the camera because a lot of what is
interesting there is indoors and I'm a pretty mediocre indoor
photographer. Birkenau's big, open spaces more readily suggest the enormity
of the drama that took place there. But the last one in this set was taken in
an Auschwitz museum and I think if you look at it on a symbolic level rather
than a literal one (which most of these photos are), you'll find it more
A row of barracks at the Birkenau Death Camp. The sheer size of the place
is the most horrifying aspect of it.
Those who were not immediately gassed upon arrival slept in these barracks.
Only straw covered the wood, and the only heat was provided
by small fireplaces in the brickwork you see running down the center.
Of all the photos I took, this one is my favorite.