Anything You Can Do …

“Why shouldn’t I be proud to be a woman? My father, that enthusiastic apostle of humanity, told me again and again that it was woman’s mission to improve the human race…To his doctrines I owe my great and glorious ambition for the sex to which I proudly belong, whose independence I’ll defend till my dyingContinue reading “Anything You Can Do …”

Bull-horn’d and wand’ring thro’ the gloom of Night

I often balk when museum signs point out a spot and urge me to “take a photo here”, and all around me are tourists, each with their phone — or an actual camera, heaven forfend! — obeying said directions. Maybe I don’t want to take this shot, I think to myself. Maybe I can findContinue reading “Bull-horn’d and wand’ring thro’ the gloom of Night”

Just Slip Out the Back, Jack

It had been a long time since I’d taken random decor pics inside a restaurant, for the banal and obvious reason that it had been a long time since I’d been inside a restaurant. While they aren’t my favorite shots of all time, they hold a special place in my heart just by virtue ofContinue reading “Just Slip Out the Back, Jack”

Things to Do While Waiting for Food

Of all the things I miss about indoor dining in these waves of COVID surges, it’s the opportunity for photography that I miss the most. Fortunately the city life near Philadelphia’s museum row was just barely populated when we visited, so we were able to soak up all the renovated fire station ambiance at Jack’s,Continue reading “Things to Do While Waiting for Food”

PhiladelphiAsian Art

Among the many tales I could end this year sharing, it seems fitting to choose one of the more remarkable finds from our recent visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art: its Asian Art wing. As much as I adore the Far East with its deep culture and history, my local museum often settles onContinue reading “PhiladelphiAsian Art”