Thursday, September 27, 2012

Edinburgh, in a baker's dozen.

Sir Walter Scott Monument
In one of the tiny side-streets off the Royal Mile.

On the Royal Mile
St. Giles Cathedral
16th century wall paintings commemorating the birth of James VI.

Jewelers' bench from John Knox House.
Firefighters' helmets from the 19th century, from the collections of the Edinburgh city museums.
Bakery and deli in the New Town
Detail of a page from a copy of the Mainz Psalter
Raven over  the ruins of Holyrood Abbey

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Textures of Iceland.


Brand-marked door at Skogar Folk Museum


Beach at Vik


Friday, September 21, 2012

Icelandic geometry.

Stripped down rib vaults inside the Hallgrimskirkja, the Lutheran parish church of Reykjavik. 
From the  observation tower at the top of the Hallgrimskirkja.
The Sun Voyager by Jon Gunnar Arnason.
Harpa, the concert hall and conference center. A glass and steel building with the most stunning light.

├×ingvellir, where the Icelandic parliament met annually for hundreds of years.  More organic version of Harpa, perhaps?

Cats of Reykjavik.

Here is a sampling of the native cool cats of Reykjavik...