Monthly Archives: October 2012

Petra in Pictures

“A rose-red city half as old as time.” This phrase is credited to British theologian, John Burgon. He wrote a poem about the mystical, inaccessible city of Petra in 1845.  Here are some captures I managed to take on a October 2012 visit to the historical city. Petra originated around 312 B.C.

Hassan II

In 1980, King Hassan II noted the following during his birthday celebration.

“I wish Casablanca to be endowed with a large, fine building of which it can be proud until the end of time… I want to build this mosque on the water, because God’s throne is on the water. Therefore, the faithful who go there to pray, to praise the creator on firm soil, can contemplate God’s sky and ocean”

I shot these with a Tokina 12-24 Wide Angle lens.

Kathmandu in Retrospect

I can now say that I have visited the famous, inaccessible, Shangri-La.  During my time in Kathmandu I shot with a Fuji S3 Pro. Several of these captures are with a 70-300mm lens. Continue reading