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Our Lady Of Siluva


The post title is a bit of a mouthful, but Our Lady of Šiluva is the first Apparition of the Blessed Mother in Europe, occurring in 1608. Šiluva  is a small town in Lithuania. At the time of the apparition, the region was controlled by Calvinists who oppressed the Catholic Church and the appearance of Mary is credited with resolving the plight of local Catholics.

This chapel is located in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. I attended the graduation ceremonies held last Saturday as my niece (my wife’s brother’s daughter) graduated with her BA degree. While there, I briefly walked through the main floor of the Basilica and took some pictures, although the results have my wishing I had taken a bit more time and care. Mostly pleased with this one.

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Balanced Rock Infrared


From last Spring’s nXnw trip to Moab, Utah, this is the Balanced Rock formation in Arches National Park. This was taken with an old Nikon D40 camera that has been converted into an infrared camera. The black and white conversion was done in camera where I set the D40 to create black and white JPGs in addition to the raw version. I tweaked it a bit in Aperture.

If you want a sense of the scale of this formation, look closely at the middle of the gap on the right and find the person in the white shirt.

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Waverly Diner


The online world seems to be split between calling this the Waverly Diner or the Waverly Restaurant – but c’mon — look at it. It screams diner. On the corner of Sixth Avenue and Waverly Place in Greenwich Village. This was taken early on a very, very cold Sunday morning in January.

This is another JPG SOOC, with just a square crop.

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240 Centre Street (The Police Building)


Once upon a way back, this building served as Police Headquarters for New York City.  It was replaced in that role a few decades ago and eventually was sold and converted into residential condominiums that now sell for millions, and sometimes many millions of dollars. I’ve always been intrigued by the building, and wish it were possible to get inside and walk around. Some of the photos at the link give an idea of what parts of the apartments look like, but I’d really love to see for myself. Because it sits on a narrow street, it is hard to get a picture that shows the beauty of the entire building. This photo of mine is the closest I have gotten.

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Columbia University Spring 2014


The Columbia University Commencement Ceremony for 2014 is still 2 days away on Wednesday May 21, but when I was there 2 weeks ago to shoot the campus on a pretty Sunday morning, many commencement facilities – such as seats and tents — were already in place. Also in place were many blooming flowers that made the campus more colorful than usual. I don’t remember the campus ever being this in bloom when I went there, but I would guess that reflects my powers and focus of observation rather than an actual change in the campus. It was, in fact, a bit of a surprise — and certainly a pleasant one — when I arrived that morning and saw the scene.

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