Friday, 30 September 2016

Losing Light In Norway

Sun heading down, time to capture it against the landscape of Norway. Hints of Magritte and nuclear holocaust movies.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Details Of Norway

Another round of looking at the details of a place. What does Norway offer?

Hotel room.

Landscape from a rushing train. Museum gallery.

Commuter station.

Dog room on ferry. Crappy sign.

Loading up.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Friday, 23 September 2016

Oslo's Owesome Opera Ouse

Oslo has a great landmark on its waterfront, an iconic opera house. You don't actually have to attend an opera to enjoy the building - just head over and take in the wedge by the water.

Hall to the left, water to the right.

The grand wedge.

Plenty of angles to ogle.

A gathering place among the elements.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Going To An Intervention (7)

Sarah and James attended a convention last week called Intervention 7. What? Best simply to roll out the subtitle: The Intersection of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Future Media. Got it? Your Trek fans, your Dr. Who fans, Anime, all that leap forward stuff.

What separates this Con from similar ones is the positive, all-inclusive vibe.  No macho, hater gamer culture, just folks looking for a fun weekend, following their passion.

Time to register.

Did we mention Dr. Who? Signs of the show were everywhere, stickers, skirts, Tardis lives!

Portrait of Tardis, the dress edition.

Gamer room. For sale, paintings, augmented.

Panel discussion. Full disclosure: that's Sarah's sister, Rachel, talking about directing an amazing Dr. Who episode.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Nocturnal Istanbul

The sun's down, the moon is out and the lights come on. Istanbul has a different look at night.

Evening glow, a mosque turning into a beacon.

At a men's social club, serious rummy cube games going on. Bread in a case.

Window dress.

A street, briefly illuminated by a car. Building entrance.

Betting parlor.

Convenience store. Restaurant owner.


Friday, 16 September 2016

Istanbul Peeping

While exploring a neighborhood outside the tourist areas of Istanbul, James discovered many houses in various stages of disrepair. Some structures were boarded up, some places left to fall apart. The entrance was usually blocked. What to do? Peep.

An abandoned red boot.

Into night.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

An Afternoon In An Istanbul Neighborhood

Just hanging out, taking in the Fener neighborhood of Istanbul.

Flight path over an old school.

The mattress seller. Laundry facade.

Washing and the street light.

Peeking mosque. The shawarma man.

Hanging plastic fruit.