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A Cathedral Built on War

I saw this at the De Young Museum a couple of months ago:

"The Spine and Tooth of Santo Guerro"

"The Spine and Tooth of Santo Guerro"

Al Farrow
2007
Guns, bullets, shot, steel, glass, tooth, bone, and 15th-century fabric

Towers made of muzzles:

Towers made of muzzles on "The Spine and Tooth of Santo Guerro"

Flying buttresses made of guns:

Flying buttresses made of guns on "The Spine and Tooth of Santo Guerro"

And finally, there's a portal where the stained glass window would be, through which you can see the altar:

A view to the altar on "The Spine and Tooth of Santo Guerro"

Fire and Darkness

I like taking pictures with dramatic lighting. I guess the technical term is chiaroscuro? Here are a couple I took by a fire:

Fire-side portrait on a beach in Santa Cruz

Sad fire-side portrait on a beach in Santa Cruz

India Street Scenes

Nothing too crazy, just a small slice of street scenes in Bangalore, shot from inside a car.

Rain in Bangalore

In a previous post, I talked about how I was drenched by a sudden torrential downpour in Bangalore. Well, here's some video evidence!

The second half of the video is from my balcony. Toward the end, note the lightning and the several seconds before distant thunder.

Giant Step Well in Abhaneri

Near Jaipur on the road to Agra is a small town called Abhaneri which has a giant "step well" called Chand Baori. It was used to collect rain water, but oddly it was also a temple and then a palace!

Chand Baori step well in Abhaneri

Click for a zoomed-in version

Here's a view from another angle:

Chand Baori step well in Abhaneri

Again, click to see a zoomed-in version.

I love the patterns of light and dark that the steps make based on the angle of the sun!

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